Robert J. Stickel

Robert John Stickel 91, of Cranston passed away at Kent County Hospital on November 13, 2016. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Robert and Lena (Fritton) Stickel. Beloved husband of the late Jane Louise (Haley) Stickel. A true love story, the two were married for 59 years. Devoted father of Karen Louise (Stickel) DeBerardis and Kathy Ann Stickel. He will be greatly missed by his treasured grandchildren who knew him as Beba, Erica Lynne, Christopher Michael and his wife Amanda, and Haley Ann DeBerardis. He was also the proud great grandfather to Isabella Jane, who will remember him as Grosspapa. He is also survived by his siblings, Eric Stickel, his wife Olga, and Elenor (Stickel) Dorsey, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Veteran of Word War II, he retired from Rau Fastner in 1990 as their Production Manager. A life-long member of the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen's Association and an avid music enthusiast, playing both the clarinet and violin, he lived for afternoons spent at the beach watching the beautiful sailboats, and loved his Boston Red Sox. In his retirement he enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling, and walks around Meshanticut Lake, but took the greatest joy in spending time in his home surrounded by his family and friends. A private funeral service with Military Honors will be held to honor the lifetime of family traditions and love left behind by a true, one of a kind, blue-eyed gentleman. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to RI Veterans Affairs ( and/or the Brain Injury Association of RI (

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- 11/16/2016

So very sorry for the sad loss of your dad/grandfather... The meadow he saw that day was the heavenly gardens leading to your mom and Jesus...
You're all in my thoughts and prayers
Linda Douglas

holly wischnowsky cole - 11/16/2016

Dear Karen and Kathy, Iam so sorry to here about your dad's passing. He certainly was a great man. My dad loved to walk and talk with him around the lake, and of course Millie knew your parents from way back. (Porobaly when we were kids, playing dolls or swimming in your pool. I have great memories of your parents, who will now be together, once again. My deepest condolences.

Marie LaCroix - 11/16/2016

Kathy, so very sorry to hear about your Father. I had the great pleasure of meeting and talking with him; a very kind and knowledgable man. You and the rest of your family are in my prayers.

Therese DiFilippo - 11/16/2016

It was my great pleasure to be in your father's company several times, always enjoying his interesting stories. A beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong!

Jeff Palumbo - 11/16/2016

I had the pleasure of calling Mr. Stickel my neighbor for 18 years. Over the years he shared many stories about the history of the neighborhood, his times growing up during the war, or politics. If there was advice I needed about working in the yard or planting, he was the first person I would go to. A very knowledgeable man, and a very great man. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Elaine Fantozzi - 11/16/2016

Dear Stickel family
I will not soon forget the smiling faces of Jane and Bob on the weekly visits to Stephens hair salon. Always the smiling ,happy couple.
My deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
Jane and Bob are together again ! 💝💞💝

Elyse Palumbo - 11/16/2016

RIP Mr. Stickle, my neighbor for many years, great man he was. He loved his walks around meshanticut lake and keeping his yard so nicely done. I will miss seeing you and our talks. My son will also miss you "Beba" as he called you. Prayers and condolences to the family.

Betty Mainella - 11/16/2016

So sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers.

David Caruso - 11/16/2016

To a true gentleman and great neighbor. Bob was a wonderful man full of history and great conversation. My prayers and sympathy to Mr. Stickels entire family. God bless.

Ronni - 11/16/2016

Karen,Erica,Chris,Amanda and my Angel eyes, may god lift you up in the palm of his hands and hold you close during this time of sorrow

GARY MAIN - 11/16/2016

Sorry to hear of BOB'S Passing.Worked with Bob
for many years at Rau Fastener as we kept the sales department in full swing. RIP my friend.

Pauline and Jeff Marshall - 11/16/2016

So very sorry for your loss.

John and Annette Salvagno - 11/16/2016

Kathy so very sorry to hear about your father we had the pleasure of being MR. Sticker neighbor for many many years he was a great man he will be missed our deepest sympathy to all the family RIP Bob

Manoog Heditsian - 11/16/2016

My condolences to the Stickel family. A long time ago I remember Bob when he joined the First Providence Troop Boy Scouts where we met at Broad Street school in Washington Park at his age 12. I was his Patrol Leader.

Donna and Bob Allard - 11/17/2016

Karen, Kathy, Erica, Haley, Chris, Amanda and Isabella. No words can express how sorry we are. It was an honor and a pleasure to get to know Beba these last 10 years, to be in his company on many wonderful occasions, to be in his presence and to hear and learn from him. You were blessed to have such a wonderful man in your lives. He was such a gentleman and will be greatly missed but never forgotten. You all have another angel watching over you all. He is holding hands with his bride strolling in the heavenly meadow finally without pain or discomfort and at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Jane Bennett - 11/17/2016

My parents - John & Margaret Gustafson - and I are saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We have great childhood memories of Bob & Jane, and Karen & Kathy. I'm particularly thankful for Bob's friendship and frequent visits with and phone calls to my parents through the years. God Bless, what a standup gentleman!

The Conlon Family - 11/17/2016

Thinking of all of you - he was such a special guy (Hugs)!

david oneil. warwick ri - 11/17/2016

To eric and olga: my condolences on your loss. Cherish the time you had with him and the memories he left you with

Ingeborg Caliri - 12/08/2016

Karen and Kathy so sorry I missed the passing of your Father. My deepest sympathy to you both and your family.

Ingrid Caliri - 12/08/2016

I was so very sorry to hear of Robert's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I am Ingeborg Caliri's daughter.

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