In Memory: Richard Sickler '50, OD '51
Richard L. “Doc” Sickler ’50, OD ’51 died May 10, 2015, at age 88. He was born and raised in Barberton, Ohio. He played and was active in baseball, football and basketball throughout his high school and college years. At Pacific he lettered two years in basketball and also pitched for the baseball team. In 2001 he was inducted into the Barberton (Ohio) Sports Hall of Fame for his athletic accomplishments. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years before receiving his optometry degree from Pacific. He had a thriving practice in his hometown with his brother, who joined him at a later date. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard L. Sickler Jr; and brothers, Raymond and Edward. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Evelyn; children, Clifford (and Marianne), Gale (and Steve) Reyher, Sally (and Michael) Gilbert, and Lori (and Mike) Fick; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and an extended family.