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.