Florida – There will be a funeral service held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman, with Pastor Renee Meggitt officiating for Roger Larry Sickle, 73, of Dade City, Florida, formerly of Lake Milton, who passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 from complications from surgery.
Roger was born May 28, 1944 in Ravenna, Ohio, the son of Don and Geraldine Reba (Harvey) Sickle and lived in the Mahoning Valley until 1984 upon moving to Florida.
Roger was an independent over the road truck driver for over 30 years retiring in 2004.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Am Vets, the Elks and Moose Lodges.
Roger had many passions throughout his life. He enjoyed rebuilding cars, dancing and being outdoors.
Roger proudly served his country by being drafted into the United States Army on January 17, 1963 until he was Honorable Discharged on January 10, 1965. He was an Infantry Direct Fire Crewman along with being a Squad Leader and Gunner Positions. He was awarded the following decorations for his service to our country; the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Sharpshooters Ribbon and the Army of Occupation Medal of World War II with Berlin Device.
He leaves behind to hold onto his precious memories his son Jeffrey (Davine) Sickle of New Waterford, three grandchildren Phillip Crump, Jeffrey Sickle II and Geraldyne Marie (Dylan) Bloomingdale, a great grandson Trenton James Sickle, his extended family Michael (Connie) Green of North Carolina, Jim (Sharon) Ditata of Cleveland and Kathy Pontious of Austintown along with their children and his companion Nancy Dennis of Florida.
Besides his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his wife the former Katherine Ditata and two brothers Tim Sickle and Gary Sickle.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. all at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. Boardman (new location).
Burial will take place at Palmyra Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the great men of Ellsworth VFW and the United States Army.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com. to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Roger’s family.