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Robert Packer Linderman Frick, 98, of Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, died there on May 15, 2013. Frick, born in Salisbury House in Salisbury Township was the son of the late John A. and Ruth Linderman Frick and a great-great grandson of Asa Packer. He attended The Rectory School in Pomfret, CT and graduated from St. James School in Hagerstown, MD, in 1934. He received a bachelors degree from Moravian College in 1949. For his graduation from Moravian, he designed and presented to the College a mace, which is still in use today. He also designed the seal for St. James School, also still in use. During World War II, Frick served in the U.S. Coast Guard where he was a boatswains mate serving in New Guinea. Frick was an antiquarian and collector and enthusiastic participant in Revolutionary War enactments. He spent his career in museum and restoration work. Highlights included curator of Decorative Arts for Old Bethpage Village on Long Island, chief of properties for the Pennsylvania Historical Commission and director of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT. Frick was trustee/secretary of the Board of Trustees at St. James School where he was elected Trustee emeritus in 2003. He also served on the boards of the Sun Inn and the Jacobsburg Historical Association where he was a past president. He was honorary chairman of the Friends of Reeves Library at Moravian College. He was a life member of both the Moravian and Lehigh County Historical Societies. In 1994, he authored the booklet, The Henry Heritage, From Nazareth to Boulton. Awards included the St. James Alumni Award, the Liberty Bell Shrine Award and the Jacobsburg Lifetime Achievement Award. Survivors: He is survived by his sister, Ruth Cox; seven nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and nephews and 29 great-grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Norris French; and his brother, John A. Frick, Jr. Services: Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, June 4, at 3 p.m., in the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private. Funeral arrangements are by the John F. Herron Funeral Home, 458 Center at Market Street in Bethlehem. Contributions: Memorials may be sent to St. James School, 17641 College Road, St. James, MD 21740 or to Reeves Library, Moravian College, 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18018.
Published in Morning Call on May 19, 2013
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