Charles Richard Flick passed away peacefully on February 6, 2020 while under inpatient hospice care at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on January 21, 1928. He was the son of James and Grace Walker Flick. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his brother Robert Flick.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII and retired in 1991 from John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland following 37 years of service where co-workers became friends and friends became family.
He enjoyed stateside and overseas travel for both work and pleasure. He engaged in many hobbies throughout the years leading to many adventures, lifelong friendships, and wonderful memories. Photography, attaining his private pilot’s license and piloting small aircraft, stamp collecting, bicycling, and communicating on the airwaves as a HAM radio operator were among his most notable diversions. In later years, he was an avid Washington Nationals fan, and enjoyed watching soccer. After completing prescribed cardiac rehab in 2006, he continued his participation for comradeship of the rehab staff and other patients. If you took the time to strike up a conversation with Charlie, and he asked what your name was, chances are you’d be counted among his friends. He was a loving father and grandfather.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 65 years Doris Flick, his daughter Sarah (Sally) Anzick, son in law Philip Anzick Jr, and grandson Alexander Anzick.
The family wishes to acknowledge the following providers/caregivers for their exceptional and compassionate care during the last few years: Dr. Kori Elkins and team of Tidewater Eye Center, Dr. Paul Schellhammer and staff of The Paul F. Schellhammer Cancer Center/Urology of Virginia, Bayview Princess Anne Medical Associates, Medi Home Health, Chesapeake Place Assisted Living, and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
A private interment ceremony will be held at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. Friends are welcome to share their condolences with the family below.
N3BRQ signing off…
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