Mr. Stewart E. “Rick” Dickson, II, 73, of Greencastle, PA passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the UPMC Pinnacle Hospital, Harrisburg, PA after an eight-year battle with cancer, he passed from other medical complications. Born June 6, 1947 in Altoona, PA he was the son of the late Stewart E. and Laura (Parks) Dickson.
He was a graduate of the Greencastle Antrim High School with the Class of 1965. After graduating he served in the United States Air Force until his honorable discharge. Rick then attended Penn State Mont Alto.
Rick was employed as an Air Defense Electronic Technician working on Patriot Missile Systems for Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, PA for many years. After retiring, Rick worked part time for ProTube, and most recently Mason Dixon BBQ, Shady Grove, PA.
He was a member of the Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post #6319, the American Legion Post 373, Mt. Pisgah Lodge 443 F&AM all in Greencastle; the Valley Forest 143 Tall Cedars, Greencastle Sportsman, Waynesboro Fish and Game, and the Eagles of Waynesboro.
He was an avid fisherman, and would travel to OBX with family to enjoy the beach and fishing, as well as Chincoteague with his Letterkenny pals. Rick loved to cook, BBQ, and took pride in his gardening. Bird watching was a past time that he truly enjoyed. There were many golfing adventures, and he always enjoyed the Myrtle Beach trips with his friends. Spending time at his cabin in Romney, West Virginia with friends was also a favorite of his. Rick could talk to and make friends with anyone. Rick was an also an avid Washington Capitals, Washington Redskins, and Nascar fan. He loved his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and just adored his grandson and cat Wilson.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Peggy (Rife) Dickson who he married on June 7, 1975; a son Stewart E. “Ricky” Dickson, III and his wife Christy; a grandson, Ryker Dickson; four siblings, Arlene Wurschmidt of Ruskin, FL, Don Dickson of Lake Park, GA, Debbie College of Chambersburg and Dave Dickson of Greencastle; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask for donations to be made to Samuel R. Denmeade Laboratory (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacology_molecular_sciences/faculty /bios/denmeade.html) at Johns Hopkins whose research is aimed to cure prostate cancer.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.