Thank you to Fred Henry for sending me the results of a recent search he did for his very good friend Steve Fick. I will see if I have some of the correspondence I had with Steve in fairly recent years and if I have it, will post. Gone way too soon!
H. Fick, 69, of Concord, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by
friends March 2, 2017 following a stroke. Steve was born in Ames, Iowa.
His family moved to Kirkwood, Missouri during his childhood. Steve
graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1965 and from the University of Michigan
in 1969. Steves last careers were in information technology and he
worked for several companies that designed publishing software. Steve
spent nine years of his retirement living in Concord, MA. Steve was an
avid bicyclist and he enjoyed spending time in nature and exploring the
conservation lands in Concord. He also enjoyed gardening at the Concord
Hugh Cargill community garden and volunteering regularly for several
organizations. He is survived by his brother David of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Steve leaves many friends in the Cambridge and Concord areas and
especially in the New England Mata Amritanandamayi community. Friends
are warmly invited to a graveside gathering on Sunday, October 22, 11:00
am, in the newer section of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 361 Bedford Street,
Published in The Concord Journal from Oct. 14 to Oct. 26, 2017 Reading Fred's email and the obituary reminded me of a great correspondence I had with Steve awhile back. He began by commenting on and augmenting my veteran posts during the time up to our 2015 KHS65 reunion. If you remember, we were looking for information on all our Veterans to honor them at the Reunion. Steve sent me information on and contact info for several KHS65 veterans. Additionally we got into writing some sports stories, herewith one from January 6, 2015:
"I remember that well. Richard Hodill and I were among the many who got a great
laugh out of seeing Mike [Bosworth]make those shots.
Incidentally if you happen to have a copy of the yearbook from our junior year and
take a look at the page about the cross country team (as constituted in the fall of
1963, that is), you can see a little joke that Richard Hodill and I played on Miss
Butts, who was the yearbook advisor. Rich and I were both in her Journalism class,
in which the yearbook was produced. There had been a tradition among the yearbook
staffs from year to year, of playing a small joke on her while still aiming to
create a very high quality yearbook. An opportunity fell right into our laps.
Coach Lenich, who did not know Mike Bosworth from football because Mike was not a
football player, nevertheless knew him, although not well, from gym class.
To our amusement, whenever Coach wanted Mike's attention, he always called him
"Boswell". So Richard and I listed him as "Boswell" in the yearbook. We told Miss
Butts for months that we had put a mistake in the yearbook, but she never found it." After actual publication we explained to her what we had done, and why. She didn't cut our grade or anything."
:There were several emails during the October '14 to June '15 period, mostly about veterans and their locations, experiences, etc. And a bit about the KHS65 sports scene. Do scroll back to this time-frame to reread or read for the first time, our sports history is such fun!