Stephen A. ‘Babe’ Sickle, Jr., 88, of Perryopolis, Perry Twp., passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his home. Born September 4, 1931 in Perryopolis, PA he was the son of the late Stephen A. Sickle Sr. and Anna Rabatin Sickle. A lifelong resident of Perryopolis, Mr. Sickle was a member of St. John The Baptist RC Church and was very devoted to his faith. Stephen was a retired farmer from Rich Hill Farms, and was a musician playing the saxophone with numerous local bands and enjoyed listening to Polka music.
He is survived by his son Mark D. Sickle of Clairton; step son & daughter in law Jack & Gail Smith of Elizabeth Twp.; two brothers and sister in law Robert 'Bobby' Sickle of Perryopolis, Thomas & Sara Jean Sickle of Perryopolis; three grandchildren Sean Smith, Chad Smith, Christy Smith and two great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Bolcic Sickle (March 2002); step daughter Dori Mischick and two brothers John Sickle and Bernard Sickle.
Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515. Prayers of Transfer will be held Tuesday at 10:00 am in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10:30 am at St. John The Baptist RC Church with the Rev. Efren Ambre as celebrant. Interment will take place in St. John The Baptist RC Cemetery. Members of St. John the Baptist parish will pray the rosary for the departed soul of Stephen Sickle Monday at 3 pm in the funeral home.
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