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Robert “Bob” Schick

October 21, 1942 - April 18, 2013
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Robert I. Schick, age 70, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Rising Sun, Maryland. Robert was born in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania on October 21, 1942 to the late Irvin G. Schick and Virginia Dix Schick. A renowned educator, Bob taught “Shop” or Industrial Arts for 35 years in Cecil County Public School System.Continue Reading

Lisa (Marking)Julian left a message on April 24, 2016:
I was a student of Mr. Schick in the late 70's at Elkton Middle School. I never would have taken Shop if it weren't required, but I am forever grateful that I did and for all the things I learned in Mr. schick's class. He was a wonderful teacher and many times I have reflected on how my life would be very different if I hadn't taken Shop and learned so much. Through his class he created a generation of self-sufficient women who aren't afraid to do things because he gave us the skills we needed to go forth and be respectful of the danger of tools, but unafraid to use them. He really made a difference. I can only imagine what it was like to teach shop to middle school aged kids, but he did it extremely well. I'm sorry for the family's loss and I hope he knew what an impact he had on our lives. Rest in Peace, Mr. Schick.
Giles Light left a message on March 16, 2014:
I have just learned of Bob's passing from the Transylvania University newsletter. He was the first person I knew when I came to Transylvania in 1962, as we were both from Pennsylvania. He introduced me to a number of fellow students and showed me around. I have always appreciated his friendship. Sincere belated sympathies to his family.
Christie Pleger (Richards) left a message on April 24, 2013:
Mr. Schick was an amazing person and will be missed. He taught us many lessons about life in his time with us, I didn't know it at the time, but what I learned from him helped shape me into who I am today. The most important thing I learned from him is to think before acting. I am sorry for the Schick family's loss and I am sorry for the students who will not be blessed with his life lessons as I was.
Debbie Bowman Pasco left a message on April 22, 2013:
I taught with Bob for many years. He was a friend as well as a colleague. My prayers are with his family at this sad time.
Crystal Green (wooler) left a message on April 22, 2013:
Mr. Schick was one of my teachers back in middle school! He was a great teacher who cared deeply about his community and students. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
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Tom and Roberta Palmer left a message on April 22, 2013:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob's family. We both were blessed to have worked with such a dedicated man. Tom and I will always remember Bob's love of powdered donuts at work! Powder everywhere! He did so much for so many!
Terri Grove left a message on April 22, 2013:
Mary Kath, Tom & family - I am so sorry for your loss. You will have a rough road ahead but try to remember the good times and keep them close to your heart. Love to all.
Jennifer Osowski left a message on April 21, 2013:
Mr. Schick, as a teacher myself now I often think back on the many days in your metal shop classroom or hours in the early Sat morning recycling at NE Middle and how you inevitably helped to shape me into the person I am today. Your words of wisdom will never be forgotten, but rather always remembered fondly.
Brian Shertz left a message on April 21, 2013:
As a former student, it is with great sadness but warm remembrance that I have learned of Mr. Shick's passing. As a student at NEMS during the Eighties, the industrial arts were a very popular part of our school year, and "shop class" was always a personal favorite. Whether realized at that moment or not, the lessons he taught me came with much more content than just what was necessary to complete a particular project - more often than not, he imparted life lessons. Anecdotes often delivered with a wry smile, a knowing wink, a short chuckle, or when necessary a stern look, I often felt that I was learning from a kindly uncle rather than a classroom teacher. As an educator who connected with students across the spectrum, the time he invested in us as young teens has helped to form the capable adults we have now become. May it comfort his family during their time of loss to know that the legacy, memory, and contributions of Bob Shick will continue on not only through them, but also through his thousands of former pupils as we continue to pass along some of those very same lessons he taught to us all those years ago. Deepest sympathies and condolences from a grateful former student - his loss is felt but his legacy will endure.
Veronica Dougherty left a message on April 20, 2013:
"Mr. Schick" brought out the best in our young peopleat NOrth East Middle school, during the difficult early teen years of their lives. I watched him pull students into the arena of public service and saw the self pride he developed in these young people. It was a glow that helped some become the fine people I see them as today. I hope he was a model for many of our middle school teachers today who may lose the vision behind paperwork but always come back to remembering how critical this time is in a student's life. Bob was truly a good person and well respected by colleagues and parents.
Rachael Caylak left a message on April 20, 2013:
The best teacher anyone could ask for, he was wonderul & im sure will be missed by a great many. My sister and I both had him as our metal shop teacher at NEMS and still have some of the things we made. My family sends our condolances to yours. May he Rest In Peace in Heaven with Our Father.
Beth Boulden Moore left a message on April 20, 2013:
Mr. Shick's industrial arts class at Elkton Middle School was a blast! All students, not just the boys, had to take this class. I learned practical skills I still use today. He was truly one of the best teachers I ever had. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Jonathan Roberts left a message on April 20, 2013:
Mr. Schick was one of my very favorite teachers at North East Middle. Some of his lessons have stuck with me in the trades over 30 years later, and my mother still has several shop projects her six children made in Mr. Schick's classroom. A true legacy for a great teacher. My condolences to the family.
Colleen Chamberlain left a message on April 20, 2013:
So very sorry for your loss.
Mark Gray left a message on April 20, 2013:
I will never forget the first day of shop class. " Are you Run Gray's boy? ". It was all over after that, he knew he had to keep a close eye on me. My mom still has many of the items myself and my older sister had made in shop. Very passionate about his work and the students. I have to say from the pictures he looked happy at every turn.
Steve McGee left a message on April 20, 2013:
Mr. Schick was the best teacher you will be missed. God bless
Kris Musselman left a message on April 20, 2013:
Not many people have a lasting effect on a child. Mr Schick had forever changed who I had/or was to become! I will be forever grateful for that! The time's we spent together in school or at Elk Neck State park are forver in my memories! He was one of those people who went way beyound what was expected! From driving us to collect cans , to picking up trash on the shores at the park! Even though I have not been at NEMS in over 25 yeears I still have the foundation that instilled in us in me :) He never lost the person he was even into my adulthood. There was a saturday that we had gone to the park to clean out the bird houses that we had installed the previos year, It was a saturday that, this 7th grader at the time, will never forget, Ofcourse Mr Schick never let me forget it either :) Ever time we ran into each other even if I was with my kids he would remind me about the mouse that ran across my arm and down my leg. He would tell that to whoever I was with everytime! He would always start the story "You remeber when you screamed like a girl!" I loved it everytime I heard that! God speed Mr Schick! You are truly a BEAUTIFUL person!
Cristina left a message on April 20, 2013:
He is part of my life story. I was an exchange student from Brazil that lived in his house for 6 months. He made me believe that is possible and very good to have dad around, cause I was a teenager that didn't have my natural dad home. When I came back home I began a new relation with my brazilian dad. This experience changed my mind. Thanks !
Kathy Hollenbaugh Sullivan left a message on April 19, 2013:
I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Schick's passing. He was a great teacher and friend ! I still have the hammer and screwdriver that I made on the metal lathe in middle school. I also have a lot of fond memories of him while working together at Elk Neck State Park -- particularly the night shift cook outs! And to the family, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Amy (Walker) Short left a message on April 19, 2013:
To the Schick Family: I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Schick's passing. I had the privilege of not only having him as my teacher but also as my mentor through the Builders Club, Key Club, and into my college years. Mr. Schick had such a big impact on my life and taught me so many life lessons. He was truly a teacher who cared and I am blessed to have so many memories of him. Thank you to the Schick family for sharing him with all of us. His memory and teachings will live on.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Terry Goodwin left a message on April 19, 2013:
Mr. Schick taught with brilliance, passion, joy, and love. Each student that entered his classroom left with a feeling of accomplishment and pride. I loved shop class for so many reasons, but most of all because I knew MY teacher had love for his students. Mr. Schick was truly one in a million. His legacy will never be forgotten.
Shawn left a message on April 19, 2013:
My prayers go out the family he was a great teacher
Wendy J Toney left a message on April 19, 2013:
My heartfelt condolences to your family. Mr. Schick was a great teacher, I loved him and he was always one of my favorite teachers. He always had a story and I smile and made me want to create beautiful things. Rest in Peace.
Kim Frantsi left a message on April 19, 2013:
I was a student of Mr. Schick's back when it wasn't very popular for girls to be in shop. He was a wonderful teacher, mentor and person...I learned so much from him and so enjoyed being his student!! I know he has touched a many of people in Cecil County. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends....he will truly be missed, but will always be remembered....Thank you for sharing him with us!!
Liz DiVirgilio-Bilinsky left a message on April 19, 2013:
To the family of Mr. Schick- I am saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Schick. Not only was a great teacher to me for three years but I had the privilege of working with him at Elk Neck State Park. I will always remember him fondly as one of my favorite teachers and a great person. Please know that you're family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
David and Mary Beth Naggie left a message on April 19, 2013:
we will remember Bob as a quiet patient man. His kindness extended to so many people We will be forever grateful for how he help care for Ted Miller. I remember having him as a teacher at NEM , he was very devoted to the school and it's students.
Adana Marquess left a message on April 19, 2013:
Wonderful teacher! Always putting his students 1st. Always had a smile and found the good in all of us. God Bless!
Robert Wallace left a message on April 19, 2013:
May Bob continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the days ahead, may fond remembrances of him comfort and fill the lives of his wonderful family.
Mary Katharine hitchco left a message on April 18, 2013:
I love you daddy. You have been my cheerleader as well as my rock. I will smile everyday at the thought of all the lives you touched.
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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