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Robert Lewis (Bob) Stickle

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Robert Lewis (Bob) Stickle

AGE: 84 • Hampton, VA

Robert Lewis (Bob) Stickle, 84, passed away on May 27, 2017, at his childhood home in Hampton, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Frances Stickle of Hampton, and his wife of 48 years, Barbara Early Stickle. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph W. and Peggy Stickle of Hampton; his daughter, Margaret Moore, and her husband, Harold Moore, Jr., of Hampton; his oldest son, James R. Stickle, of Roswell, GA; his youngest son, Walter L. Stickle, and his wife Janet, of North Reading, MA; his oldest grandson, David Moore, and his wife, Ashley, of Washington, D.C., and their daughters, Lucy and Annie; his granddaughter, Victoria Moore, of Alexandria, VA; and his two younger grandsons, Jaden and Jackson Stickle, of North Reading, MA; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was born and raised in Hampton, was a member of the Hampton High School class of 1950, and attended the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the Raven Society and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering fraternity. He was graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and moved to New Jersey, where he worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories. He also received his Master's in Electrical Engineering from New York University. While at Bell Labs he was enlisted in the United States Navy and served at White Sands Missile Proving Grounds as a Guided Missileman. After his discharge from the Navy he returned to Bell Labs, where he worked on various projects, including the Telstar satellite, picture phones, and fiber optics. He officially retired from AT&T in 2004, although he continued to work as a consultant in the telecommunications field for several years.

Outside of work, he spent much of his time at his church, New Providence United Methodist Church (UMC) and Middletown UMC in New Jersey, and most recently, First UMC of Hampton, and volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America. Over the years he worked with hundreds of boys at each level of scouting, both in local troops with his own sons and council-wide. He was awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest Boy Scout volunteer award, presented by Monmouth Council. He was also an avid photographer, and documented events for work, church, school, scouts, friends, and family. Bob was known as a man who would share his knowledge with everyone, whether at work or at church or at a campsite, and many people feel they are better prepared for life because they knew Bob Stickle.

Memorial services will be held at Middletown UMC, 924 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown, NJ, at 10am on July 15. There will be a private interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to Middletown UMC or to the .
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 12, 2017
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