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Henry Edward "Hank" Stickney


1932 - 2017 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Henry Edward "Hank" Stickney Obituary
November 8, 1932 - October 17, 2017 Henry Edward "Hank" Stickney passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017 after a courageous battle with malignant melanoma. Born on November 8, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hank entered the US Air Force, and rose to become Colonel with 21 years of distinguished service around the world. He was a very successful businessman, creating a business to serve hemophilia patients at home. He developed Factor 7 an important blood clotting agent. He built more minor league baseball teams and parks than any individual to date. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes was the closest to his heart and the most successful and innovative at the time, quickly followed by turning around minor baseball team the Las Vegas Stars (now Area 51's), and eleven other minor league teams across the country. The Dayton Dragons stadium was recognized as one of the most beautiful and successful franchises in the country. Hank and his son Ken brought the first professional ice hockey team to Las Vegas (Las Vegas Thunder). He was owner of Dillstar Productions that brought you Joey & Maria's comedy Italian Wedding. Inc. magazine honored him as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. He was inducted into the Hall Fame with Walt Disney and fewer than 100 leaders. He was a dedicated family man raising three children who became very successful, as well. He is predeceased by his son Douglas Stickney. He leaves behind his devoted wife Beverly, his daughter Dr. Sondra Mericle (James), his son Kenneth Stickney (Tracy), and four stepchildren: Shelley, Johnny, Julie and Matthew, ten grandchildren plus six step-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on October 28th at 10 AM Water of Life Community Church 7625 East Ave Fontana CA 92336 Internment: Forest Lawn Covina Hills 21300 Via Verde Dr Covina CA 91724 Donations may be made to Autism Awareness on behalf of his grandson Quinn Medrano
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, 2017
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