Hickman Bob Hickman, "the Cookie Man," passed away February 28 at age 77, after a long and determined fight to stay with his wife of 55 years, Blanche (Starner); his daughters/sons-in-law, Melissa and Dan Rapp and Patti and John Bockbrader; and perhaps most of all his grandsons, Matt and Jack. A graduate of Central High and longtime fixture in the Columbus grocery business, Bob was a successful distributor for Archway Cookies and a regional supervisor for Buckeye Potato Chips and Pepsi. After retirement, he became a passionate community activist and volunteer in Westerville. His treasured mother, Florence, taught him to love the Buckeyes and sports of all kinds; Bob most recently loved to cheer on his grandsons at PHA Prowler and WYHA Warriors hockey games. Our deep gratitude goes to our neighborhood family, who continue to look after Blanche, and the caregivers and clinicians affiliated with St. Ann's and Riverside. The thoughtful, patient and high-quality care given by so many nurses, especially Kate at Riverside, and Drs. Zarraby, Christofides, Hinkle, Patel, Kennedy, Quinn and Grace gave him hope and help to the end. His twinkling eyes, ornery grin and loving heart are already missed. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 East Schrock Rd., Westerville, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 7:30 p.m., Rev. Jim Wilson, officiating.
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Moreland Funeral Home
55 E. Schrock Road
Westerville, OH 43081
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2014