Robert Sickler, 61, of Springville passed away Monday, September 25, 2023 at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Sickler.
Born on October 3, 1961 in Meshoppen, he is the son of Robert Sickler and the late Joy (Singer) Sickler. He was a 1979 graduate of Tunkhannock High School. Bob was also a member of the Lemon United Methodist Church.
He spent an incredible 30 years working at Cargil, where he put his skills and expertise to use every day. During his time there, he made lifelong friendships with his colleagues and became an essential pillar of the company.
Bob's talents extended far beyond the confines of the workplace. He was renowned as the bass guitarist and vocalist for his band, No - Limit. His music will continue to be cherished by all those who had the privilege of hearing it.
Bob also had a deep passion for trout fishing and capturing nature's beauty through photography.
When he wasn't working or pursuing his passions, Bob could often be found indulging in various hobbies and interests that brought him immense joy. Car shows held a special place in his heart - being able to marvel at classic cars filled him with awe and excitement. Furthermore, Bob took pleasure in crafting delicious maple syrup and cultivating vegetables on his beloved Shoe Strings Farm. He nurtured plants with care and dedication, as he did everything else in life. His love for Massey Ferguson tractors was another testament to his passion for the agricultural world.
Among Bob's proudest accomplishments was his service to his community. For an incredible 32 years, he served as the chief of the Lake Carey Fire Department and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Bob's commitment to protecting and serving others was unwavering, and his impact on the safety and well-being of his community cannot be overstated. Furthermore, Bob lent his expertise and knowledge as a state fire instructor and was a valued member of the Tunkhannock Dive Team, always ready to lend a helping hand in times of crisis. He stood as a pillar of strength within Triton, Lake Winola, White Haven, and Goodwill #9 fire companies throughout his lifetime.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Justin Sickler and wife Holley; granddaughters, Stephanie and Jenna Davies; sisters, Naomi Sickler and Bobbi-Jean Flowers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leigh Sickler in 2019.
Family and friends are invited to attend Bob's funeral service which will be held Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 10:00 AM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657 with Pastor Cathy Wilcox presiding. Interment will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
A viewing will be held Friday September 29, 2023 from 4:00-7:00PM from the funeral home.