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Carl L. Sichler

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Carl L. Sichler March 20, 1936 February 20, 2014 Carl L. Sichler, 77, of Boalsburg, passed away on February 20, 2014, at home with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born March 20, 1936, in Kingston, he was the son of the late Otto and Mary Novojosky Sichler. On June 27, 1959, he married his high school sweetheart, Kay Rowley, who survives. Carl was a 1954 graduate of Beaumont High School where he was class president and played basketball and baseball. In 1956, he came to State College to work as a business machine technician for Borroughs Corporation and never left. He was a dedicated employee who answered his clients' calls night and day for more than 40 years. Carl's days were always full. He spent countless hours with his three children coaching youth baseball and basketball and never turned down a game of catch and pepper, or ping pong. He was always there for his family and his community. He helped his wife with her porcelain business and the Harris Township Lions over many years. After retirement, he continued to unselfishly help others. You could always count on Carl to fix anything in need of repair whether it belonged to a relative, neighbor or stranger. He enthusiastically attended his grandchildren's athletic events and musical and theatrical performances. Granddad loved spending time with his seven grandchildren whether it was playing games, rocking them to sleep or taking them on tractor rides. Carl loved spending time outside and was the field caretaker for State College Little League for 39 years. He was honored by the league in 2009 with the naming of Sichler field. Also surviving are three children, C. J. Sichler and his wife, Cheryl, of State College, Nancy L. Moerschbacher and her husband, Frank, of Bellefonte and Amy S. Haffner and her husband, Steve, of State College; two sisters, Mary Ellen Sichler, of Beaumont and Ruth Zorzi and Phil Jennings, of Wilmington, Del.; two brothers, John Sichler and his wife, Eileen, of Beaumont and Edmund Sichler, of Harvey's Lake; seven grandchildren, Morgan and Calvin Sichler, Zach and Dylan Moerschbacher and Jack, Carly and Pete Haffner. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary Sichler. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m., on Friday, February 28, 2014, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College, with Father Neil Dadey as celebrant. Burial will be in Boalsburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the State College Little League, attention of the Carl Sichler Memorial Fund, P.O, Box 244, Lemont, PA 16851 or to the Home Nursing Agency, 450 Windmere Drive, State College, PA 16801. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.

Published in Centre Daily Times on Feb. 25, 2014
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