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David L. Shick Sr.

June 13, 1943 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 78)

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FARMERS VALLEY — David L. Shick, 78, of Farmers Valley passed away unexpectedly on  Friday (Dec. 24, 2021). 

Born on June 13, 1943, in Olean, N.Y., he was the son of Frank F. and Anna Eleonora Okerlund Shick. Mr. Shick lived in Coryville until July 27, 1963 when he married Linda R. Brown, who resided in Farmers Valley. 

Mr. Shick attended the Eldred Township School at Indian Creek and the Otto-Eldred High School in Duke Center.  

He was employed by Quaker State Oil Refining Company as Sign Painter/Paint Shop Foreman until his entry into the Army. 

After the military, he attended Spartan College of Aeronautics acquiring his single and multi-engine pilot and flight instructor certifications. 

He worked at Midstate Airlines in Wisconsin where he managed an airport along with a flight school at three airports. He also managed Midstate in acquiring a Piper Aircraft Dealership.  

In the late 70s he accepted a position with Viking Aviation in Lacrosse, Wisc., as Chief Instructor and Pilot Examiner. 

In 1986 he accepted a position with the Federal Aviation Administration in South Bend, Ind. as an Aviation Safety Inspector which was followed four years later as the Front-Line Manager of the FAA office.

David retired from the FAA in January 2010 and returned with Linda to Farmers Valley. 

He loved hunting and fishing and loved his English Setters. 

Surviving are his wife Linda, their son, David (Connie) Shick Jr. of Rixford; daughter, Danette L. Swanson of Plainfield, Ind.; along with grandchildren Andrew Shick, Ryan and Anna Swenson.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Donald, and sister Janet. 

Friends may call on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2021) at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rick Price officiating. Burial will be in Moody Hollow Cemetery, Coryville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to Doctors without Borders. 

Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com 

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
December 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Frame Funeral Home
230 North Main St.
Eldred, PA 16731

Visitation
Tuesday
December 28, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Frame Funeral Home
230 North Main St.
Eldred, PA 16731

Funeral Service
Wednesday
December 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Frame Funeral Home
230 North Main St.
Eldred, PA 16731

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