Robert A. Wickham

December 22, 1928April 23, 2013

Robert A. Wickham, 84, of Treadwell, went home to be with his Lord, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the O’ Connor Hospital in Delhi.

Bob was born on December 22, 1928 in Bovina the son of Arlington and Sarah (Bolles) Wickham. He married Katherine Anne Rowe on September 30, 1950, and she predeceased him on May 17, 2012.

Bob served in the US Army in Korea. He was discharged a Tech Sgt, and was the recipient of Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Combat Infantry Badge, the Army Occupation Medal, and the Purple Heart.

After his discharge from the Army, Bob worked in the family business of Wickham Sales and Service in Delhi for 30 plus years. He concluded his working career with Mirabito Fuel Group in Sidney where he was affiliated for 10 years.

He was a member of the Treadwell United Methodist Church, the Delhi VFW, and was a past commander, the Delhi American Legion, and the Treadwell Fire Dept.

For a period of five years he served on the Delaware Academy School Board.

Bob loved fishing, hunting and camping, and made many trips to Canada with his father. He especially enjoyed the precious times spent with his family. An animal lover, Bob took great pride in his horses, and his faithful dog, Scooter.

He is survived by his children, Barbara (Herman) Menke of Treadwell, Margaret “Peggy” (Timothy) Regular of Yuma, AZ, Roberta (Scott) Hudson of Treadwell, and Virginia “Ginny” (Daved) Bell of Delancey; his grandchildren, Robert, Sarah, Lance, Amanda, Meredith, Lorelle, Mindy, Meg, Bill, John and Nick.

He is also survived by 16 Great Grandchildren; a brother Richard Wickham of Delhi, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Treadwell United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Hill, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Croton Union Cemetery, Treadwell.

Friends may call on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin from 6 to 8 PM at which time the family will be in attendance.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Treadwell Fire Department or the Treadwell United Methodist Church. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website:

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.


  • Calling Hours Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2013

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May 6, 2013

We're so sorry first about your mom and now your dad. It's so sad. Please know that we are thinking of you. Tom and Jo Ann Kaufman

Patrick & Carol Flynn

April 27, 2013

Roberta, Ginny, and extended family. We are so sorry for the loss of your father. You all have endured so much loss in the last year that or prayers go out to you. May you find peace in knowing that your Mom and Dad are now reunited in Heaven and now in perfect health. Sending our love & prayers to all you. Patrick & Carol Flynn

Kathy & Tim Hudson

April 27, 2013

A wonderful man and an American hero with a gentle soul. A true priviledge to have known him and your mom. We will forever hold them close to our hearts as we do you all. May you find comfort in all your memories you have. We love you guys.

Garrett Platt

April 27, 2013

Garrett and I are sad to hear of Bob's passing. He was a wonderful man. Garrett spent time hunting with Bob and always said "he was the best." Prayers to his family.

Jack Taylor

April 26, 2013

At this time of loss, may you find comfort in happy memories and in knowing others sympathize and care.

Art Weed

April 26, 2013

I worked for many years with Bob at Mirabito Fuel and always enjoyed his friendship. He was truly a great human being that knew the fuel business and did a great job for us. May he rest in peace.

April 25, 2013

Barb and family, So sorry to read of your Dad's passing. Although I didn't really know him, I'm sure he was a great guy with such a great family. My sincere condolences. Bett Stiefel (Greene)

Bill and Phyllis Denny

April 25, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Helen & Robbie Drake

April 25, 2013

Sincere sympathy to all of you. Bob was a really good friend, a great boss, and have many fond memories working for him. He will truly be missed.