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Obituary of Robert Paul Hickox

Dad (Bob as he was known), passed away peacefully at Guthrie Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Watertown, New York on August 4, 1927 to his parents the late Earl Clarence and Elizabeth Beahan Hickox. Dad was last surviving child of their union. He was predeceased by his siblings, Leo, David, Norma, Joan and Marjorie.

On September 9, 1950 he was joined in Holy Matrimony to Marilyn Plumadore at St. James Catholic Church in Carthage, New York. A marriage of 72 years. Their Children are Robert, Stephen(deceased), Mark (Elizabeth), David (Connie), Joanne (deceased), Patrice (Michael) Whitlock, Jacqueline (Terry) Preston.

Dad was the proud grandfather of Chris, Bobby, Jeanine, Jaime, Dan, Beth, Lindsay, Lena, Amie, Kevin, Caleb, Josh, Rebecca and Johnathon. He was especially proud of his great grandson Liam and great granddaughters Rowe and Maggie.

Dad was a Merchant Marine before joining the US Army and a Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a lifetime member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #158, District #545. A devout Catholic, Dad was an Usher and Eucharistic Minister at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Cortland. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and sharing his ubundant catalog of mind bending limericks. A celebration of life will occur a date to be determined. All who would like to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm are welcome to attend.

Love you Dad, see you again in Heaven.

Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, NY www.riccardifuneralhome.com


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