Timothy Jay Frick was born in Falls Creek on July 6, 1940 to Jack F. Frick and Lucille W. (Cavanaugh) Frick as their first child. He was born in the home of his parental grandparents, Homer Frick and Laura (Booher) Frick.
During his years in Rouseville and Oil City, Mr. Flick centered his life around playing Little League baseball at the ‘Car Barns’ and Hasson Heights and scouting.
Mr. Flick attended grammar school in Rouseville and high school in Oil City. He attended Oil City and St. Joseph’s High School.
He continued to stay in touch with St. Joe’s (later to become Venango Christian) through newsletters and supported them through yearly contributions.
He attempted to join the military after his high school graduation. He tried two, different times to enlist but was ‘too light-weight’ to meet the weight minimums, even though he made himself sick eating bananas.
Mr. Flick’s professional life consisted of 33 years in the airline industry with the same airline. He took a correspondence course in 1959, after not being able to get into the military.
He went to Kansas City, MO for his formal training. Once completed, he attempted to find work with any airline, preferably in New York City, to no avail.
Mr. Flick’s step-father, Jim Slike, found him his first-ever airline job in Jamestown, NY with Allegheny Airlines (later to become U.S. Air. Mr. Flick followed that up with jobs in Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Dubois and finally in Orlando, Fla. in 1980, where he worked for the last 13 years of his airline career.
Also, Mr. Flick was able, because of his seniority with U.S. Air, to find jobs for two of his younger brothers, Dan and Art. Both had long-term careers with U.S. Air. Mr. Flick retired at 53 in 1993.
During his airline industry career, he became connected to NASCAR. He assisted many NASCAR owners and drivers in making their flight arrangements to match their NASCAR events. Because of this connection, he also got Dan and Art ‘into’ NASCAR, where they both enjoyed employment and the racing life for many years.
Mr. Flick had many dogs over his years in Florida, primarily Chihuahua dogs. He had a great passion for them and treated them like his ‘kids.’ Mr. Flick’s survived by Taz and Jack.
He’s survived by three children, Scott Frick, Sue Frick and Emily Frick Eastham; two grandchildren, Ezra Frick and Landon Eastham; his mother, Lucille Frick Slike; his sister, Mary Jane Slike Rappelye; and his brothers, William Frick, Joseph Frick, Arthur Slike, Christopher Slike, Steven Slike and Thomas Slike.
Mr. Flick was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Slike, who died in 2001, and Daniel Slike, who died in 2009.
There will be no public visitation.
A committal service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Morningside Cemetery Chapel.
Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.