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Robert R. Hicks

Robert R. Hicks, 85, of Germansville, died on Feb. 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife, Bernice L. (Rauch) Hicks, celebrated 63 years of marriage in December 2020.

Born in Grass Valley, Calif., he was the son of the late Clayton R. and Jessie L. (Bertoncini) Hicks.

A veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy as a dental technician from 1954-58, and then later was a self-employed excavator for many years until retiring in 2016.

He was a member of Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli.

In addition to his devoted wife, he is survived by his daughter JoAnne L. (Carl W.) Givler II of Germansville; son Robert R. (Anne L.) Hicks Jr. of Germansville,; stepsiblings Carma Barnes and Marvin Stearns, both of Boise, Idaho; half-sisters Linda Bourke and Sandra (David) Edson, all of Elko, Nev.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother, James Hicks, and his stepfather, Clark Stearns.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the church memorial fund c/o the funeral home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, PA 18066.

Visit nesterfuneralhome.com to leave condolences.

Arrangements were made by Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, New Tripoli.