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John M. “Jack” Ficks IV

1950 - 2019

John M. “Jack” Ficks IV, 68 of Ficks Lane, New Columbia passed away on July 22, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  Born in Lewisburg on July 28, 1950 he was the son of the late John M.III and Joanne L. (Waltman) Ficks.  He was married on July 28, 1968 to the former Kathy Pfleegor who survives.


Jack was a 1969 graduate of Milton High School.  He worked as a machinist at Milton Manufacturing, in the maintenance department at ConAgra in Milton, and on the gas pipeline in Pennsylvania until he retired.  Jack also sold firewood.  He liked to hunt and spend time outdoors.  He enjoyed working in the woods and running his heavy equipment.  Most importantly he loved to spend time with his family.


He is survived by his wife, Kathy; two sons, John M. Ficks V and girlfriend Christy Young of New Columbia, and Matthew Ficks and wife Jamie of New Columbia; a daughter, Samantha Russell and husband Rick of New Columbia; Very Special adopted children, Mark Woodard, Vicki Housner, and Kathy Guffey all of New Columbia; two brothers, Jeff Ficks and wife Kim, and Mike Ficks and wife Amy all of New Columbia; two sisters, Constance Kline and husband John, and Marty Fox and husband Robert all of New Columbia; grandchildren, Aaron Guffey, Cassondra Anspach, Ashley Ireland, Brittany Guffey, Mackenze Milheim, Daryann Horst, John M. “LJ” Ficks VI, Jordan Ficks, Daniel Russell, Elijah Russell, Ella Ficks, Logan Aument, Mason Young, and Briana Young; and great grandchildren, Kyleigh, Hunter, Lily, Charlotte, Everleigh, Violet, Elias, Nevin, Claudia, and Oliver.


Friends and relatives will be received from 10-11 am on Friday July 26 at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton where funeral services will be held at 11 am with Pastor Daniel Langan officiating.


In lieu of flowers please donate to Harvest House Christian Fellowship 9 North 3rd Street Lewisburg Pa 17837.


I know with all my heart Jack is now peacefully singing with the angels. I hope the prayer blanket brought him comfort knowing we all prayed and loved him. He was called home for a purpose and only God knows that reason, but please know Kathy he will always be in your heart.

Deeply sorry for your loss.


Kathy and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Hold all your memories close to your heart. Will be keeping you in prayer.

Kathy, family and friends....I am so sorry for your loss and I feel that ache in my heart! I will always remember that could see it a mile away....the moment he saw you! You were always ready because you knew what was coming next....THAT WONDERFUL AWESOME HUG!!!

Wish I could have just one more of those HUGS of his!! For anyone that has been hugged by this wonderful know what I mean. He has stamped his being into my memory so that even though he is not here, he will always be with me in the living fabric of my existence. He could embrace you like nobody's business! You felt loved, safe, accepted and at that moment your heart would just smile!! (a hug delights and warms and charms.....must be why God gave us arms)

I will miss reunions will not be the same. But if I can do one thing....something too keep your memory alive for thing to make my heart smile again when you are not with us.....I WILL HUG LIKE JACK!

So very sorry to hear about Jack's passing.
I will be with my Mom in Philadelphia (I am taking her to a couple of doctor's appointments) on Friday and therefore unable to attend but will be thinking of you and the family.

Kathy and Family
You can be sure that you are in the thoughts and prayers of those who care for you. Wishing you GOD's comfort and peace in this time of sadness.
With Heartfelt Sympathy
Jeff Pfleegor

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