Henry I. Schick ’55 (History), 86, retired administrator for the City of Watertown school district, passed away March 31st at the Samaritan Medical Center.
Mr. Schick is survived by his wife Martha, their son Brian (Karen), Portland, OR; his brother Richard (Shirley) Shick, Sarver, PA; a sister Beverly McAfoose, Tarentum, PA; many nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law Muriel Shick, Natrona Heights, PA. He was predeceased by 1 brother Lloyd Shick and 1 sister Dorothy Rowan.
He was born in Vandergrift, PA, January 22, 1933, a son to Henry J. and Hazel Morgan Shick. Henry graduated from Tarentum High School in 1951. He graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received a Master of Education degree of Counseling at the University of Rochester and studied for Doctor of Ministry degree in Biblical counseling at Trinity Theological Seminary, Indiana.
Henry married Martha Jane Edwards June 18, 1955 at the Watertown Free Methodist Church.
Mr. Schick taught high school history classes in Naples, Niagara Wheatfield and Amherst, NY schools. He was school counselor in the Carthage and Watertown school systems. After receiving permanent certification in school counseling and school administration, he became Director of Guidance at Watertown High School, working in school administration for 28 years.
In December of 2001, he founded the River of Life Fellowship Church in Watertown, pastoring the River of Life Fellowship Church for 10 years until retirement.
Mr. Schick enjoyed many hobbies to include gardening, reading, and traveling and enjoying family activities. He loved sports, playing basketball, baseball and football on college teams. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.