Paul C. Sickler

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Dec. 12, 2012

Paul C. Sickler, of Tunkhannock, died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the home of his daughter, in Middleburgh, Pa.

He was born on Corby Hill, Tunkhannock, a son of the late Chester and Flossie Corby Sickler.

Paul had worked on the Shamokin Dam Power Plant, as a logger and on his family farm. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Highway. Paul was a charter member of the Tunkhannock Pilgrim Holiness Church. He served as a lay minister, taught the young adult Sunday school class and served on the church board as an advisory member.

Paul was a member of the NRA, Trappers Association and Republican National Committee. He was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman. He spent hours reading and studying his Bible and doing Bible word searches and puzzles.

Paul was preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle Wyda.

Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Velma Payne Sickler, son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Paul J. Sickler and Beverly, Milmont, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Bonita L. and Paul Musser, Middleburg, Pa.; foster son, Robert Sims, Philadelphia, Pa; grandchildren, Lisa Sickler Burns and husband Richy, of Mobile, Ala.; Gail A. Musser, Marion, Ind.; Kristy J. Musser Lewis and husband Douglas, Marion, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Miranda Burns, Payton and Jonathan Lewis; brothers, Harold Sickler, Meshoppen; James Sickler, Centermoreland; Robert Sickler, Tunkhannock; sisters, Dorothy Shupp and Sara Greenly, Tunkhannock; and the Burger King Friends coffee group and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Tunkhannock Pilgrim Holiness Church with Pastor Joel Byer of the Tunkhannock Pilgrim Holiness Church. Interment will be in South Eaton Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, on Friday from 6 until 9 p.m., and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 102 West St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657. Online condolences may be sent to

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 14, 2012