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WERNER E. STICKEL Age 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Hemet, California on January 29, 2014. He was born in Pforzheim, Germany and moved to the United States at the age of 7. His family settled in Westford, New York, where he would meet Allie Wilcox, who eventually became his wife. Together, they went through elementary, secondary, college and post graduate schools, entering the field of Education in 1954. They married in July of 1942 and had two daughters, Carole and Dorothy. In 1944 Werner enlisted in the armed forces to fight in World War II. While in the service, Army PFC Werner Stickel received the American Service Medal, EAME Service Medal, good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal. After he returned home from military service, he pursued his goals in the field of Education. Werner received his B.S. Degree at Oneonta State Teachers College in June of 1952. He received his Masters Degree in December of 1954 at Columbia University in New York City, New York. He received his Doctor of Philosophy at USIU, San Diego, California (that school currently known as Alliant International University). He would later return to his Alma Mater, USIU to become the Dean of Continued Education. He and Allie would travel across country instructing students and teachers in new methods of learning. Werner was a member of Phi Delta Kappa from 1959 to the present. He held various positions throughout his career at various school districts in the cities of Rye, New York, and Ridgewood and Scotch Plains, New Jersey including; Teacher, Principal, and Math Consultant. The family also lived briefly in Clearwater, Florida where he was hired as an Assistant Superintendent. Ultimately, Werner moved the family from the East Coast to California. He secured a position as a curriculum coordinator for the Department of Education for San Diego County Schools specializing in Social Studies and Economics. After a short leave of absence, the Stickel family relocated to Hemet, California. Both Werner and Allie took positions as Resource Specialists in the Hemet Unified School District where they worked with exceptional needs students. Werner retired in 1989 and he and his wife spent many happy days enjoying their favorite activities; fishing at Big Bear Lake and "Rock Hounding" in the Borrego Desert. Werner is survived by his two daughters, Carole Leigh (husband Lyle) of Menifee, California and Dorothy Griffith (husband Gary) of Santa Rosa, California. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Erica, Christine, Kevin and Sandy and six great grandchildren, Ryenne, Frank, Lauren, Mitch, Sean and Brady. A Memorial service will be held at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet, California at 1501 West Florida Avenue beginning at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 28, 2014. Interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:45 P.M.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 16, 2014
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