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11/18/1920 - 12/5/2012


92, of Cranston, passed away on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at the Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield.  He was the beloved husband of the late Cecile (Charron) Sickinger.  Born in Germany, he was the son of the late Erwin and Ida (Neunecker) Sickinger. 

Gerhard worked as a hub and dye cutter for the Speidel Corporation for 45 years.  He was a member of the Local #129 Machinist Union as well as the International Association of Machinists.  Gerhard also was a former member of the St. Ann’s Holy Name Society.

He is survived by his loving children, Carolyn Falcone and her husband John of West Warwick, Raymond Sickinger and his wife Patricia of Burrillville, and Robert Sickinger and his wife Lynne of South Kingstown; his grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Holly, and Corey; his great-grandchildren, Jarod, Alexa, and Samantha.  He was also the brother of the late Liselotte Hohlmaier.

Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Monday at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 12 noon in St. Ann Church, 1493 Cranston Street, Cranston.  Interment will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.  VISITING HOURS Sunday 2-5 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Society of St. Vincent DePaul "OLGH", P.O. Box 424, Mapleville, R.I. 02839 or to the Home and Hospice Care of R.I., 1085 North Main Street, Providence, R.I. 02904.

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From: Andrew Kohut   Dickson City, PA
Relationship:  Friend of Gerhard's Son Robert

Bob, Very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Andy
Sent:  12/7/2012

From: Jim Kelly   North Providence, RI
Relationship:  Classmate of Son Raymond

Ray, My condolences to you and you family at this time. I am sure you have many, many memories of your dad and he will forever live in your mind and heart. Keep the faith my friend.
Sent:  12/8/2012

From: Anthony Giarrusso Jr   North Providence
Relationship:  Carol Hohlmaier's brother

My thoughts & prayers are with your family during this sad time in life. A man with a smile for all to remember
Sent:  12/8/2012

From: roger j. leveillee   woonsocket, r.i.
Relationship:  friend of the charron and samson family

dear carolyn and ray: my deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. as you know our families go back a long time. i just saw it today reading my papers. you will always be in my thought prayer. roger j.leveillee
Sent:  12/25/2012