Philip R. Sticksel
February 15, 1930 ‒ October 28, 2020
Formerly of Westerville, Ohio
Dr. Philip R. Sticksel, (Grandpa) ,90(and a half) of Delaware and formerly of Westerville, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, October 28,2020, surrounded by his family who loved him.
Born February 15,1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Cleveland Sticksel and Daisy (Nash) Sticksel. Raised in Newtown, Ohio. Philip graduated from Terrace Park High School. Furthering his education between Cincinnati, Wooster, and Rice Universities. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, where he studied rockets stateside. After his service, he went on to earn his Doctorate in Meteorology from Florida State University.
Phil was an inquisitive man which lead to him working various jobs from state to state. To name a few he worked for the Environmental Protection Agency where he developed protocols to prevent factory pollution. He loved his job at Battelle in Columbus, Ohio where he worked 25 plus years before his retirement. He loved to volunteer his time at Longfellow Elementary School where he inspired many students to further careers in science. In his free time, you could find Phil in his referee blacks on the sidelines of the WASA soccer games, checking to be sure all was going well, and each game was well manned.
Phil was an extremely hardworking and dedicated man to anything he committed his time to. He loved to travel, study the weather, attend operettas, and was a huge fan of the Cincinnati Reds. He was an extremely cheerful and personable man that didn’t know a stranger. Phil made friends everywhere he went. If you were lucky enough to have ever met him, you knew you had a friend for life.
Phil is proceeded in death by his parents, his wife Anna (Huffman) Sticksel and his grandson Nick Contreras.
Phil is survived by his daughters Rosalyn (Ralph) Ries and Kirsti (David) Contreras; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His family will greet friends from 4PM-6PM on Friday, November 6,2020 at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center,101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware Ohio 43015. A brief service will be held following the calling hours.
A Celebration of life will be held at Madison County Vineyard, 106 Olive Street, London, Ohio 43140. Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 4PM.
Memorial Foundation will be announced in the coming days
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The Snyder -Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.