Frederick Sickels, Jr. ,88, entered into the Lord's Care Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Masonic Home of NJ to be with his beloved wife of 65 years Helen Laverne Sickels for whom he grieved since her passing in March of this year.|
Mr. Sickels was born to Frederick A. and Anna Mildred Sickels on February 9, 1925 in Trenton. He lived most of his life in Ewing. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and worked his entire career in the engineering department of DeLaval Turbine in Trenton. He was an avid outdoorsman who understood the importance of conserving our natural resources, and enjoyed golf, bowling, and bingo with his friends. He also enjoyed designing and flying model airplanes. He loved baseball and was active in the Ewing Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball League where he managed. He was a Master Mason at Trenton Cyrus Lodge #5, F.&A.M. for over 67 years. He was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Central Jersey where he was a 32nd Degree mason and the Crescent Temple AAONMS of Trenton. He was a member of the Pennington United Methodist Church.
Mr. Sickels is survived by two daughters and their husbands; Barbara and Dr. John Steinbaugh; of Raleigh, NC and Beverly and George Avery; of Metuchen; two sons and their wives; Frederick "Fritz" A. Sickels, III and Debra; of Pennington, and Dr. Barry D. Sickels and Tricia; of West Chester, PA; his beloved grandchildren; Alex Steinbaugh; Sarah Sickels and Chelsea Sickels; and sister and brother-in-law; Elizabeth and Lawrence Kendall; of Ewing. His grandchildren gave him some of his most cherished memories.
His final care was provided by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington, NJ. In accordance with Mr. Sickels' wishes there will no calling hours. A Celebration of his life is being planned for family and friends. A private Masonic service will be held by Trenton Cyrus Lodge #5 of Pennington.
The family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be offered to the Masonic Charity Foundation, 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ 08016-3896 in support of the outstanding care they provide to so many. To send a condolence, visit www.wilsonapple.com.
Published in The Trentonian on July 17, 2013