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Frank Lickman

May 20, 1916 November 11, 2010
Frank Lickman
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Obituary for Frank Lickman

Frank Lickman of Brighton died at St. Joseph Livingston Hospice early Thursday morning in the care of his family. He was 94 years old. Born on May 20, 1916, in Farrell, Pennsylvania near the Ohio border, he was the youngest of six children of Joseph (who had came to America on the ship Kaiser-DeGrosse) and Jadvika (Podvika) Lickman. After high school he played accordion in a band and at a dance met the love of his life, Mary Janco. Soon after, they eloped to West Virginia where they were married and eventually made their way to Detroit where Frank got work as an apprentice pattern maker in a job shop where he made thirty-five cents an hour. He later worked as a pattern maker with Chrysler. Together, Frank and Mary enjoyed dancing, classical music, good food, and lived in Hamtramck, Warren and Shelby Township for four decades before settling at the Sanctuary at Woodland in Brighton for the last few years.

Frank was a strict but loving father, so proud of his children and determined that they would get the college education he never did. His passion, which he passed on to them, was to succeed and to enjoy life and people.

For nearly thirty years he and his wife were �snowbirds,� wintering out in Fort Myers where they basked in the warm weather the two of them loved. After her death in June of 2009, he missed her sorely and spoke about her all of the time to his daughter, Cheryl, who was caring for him, glad for the chance to learn so much about her parents that she�d never known before.

Frank Lickman loved baseball and softball, which he played into his 70�s though for years he got by with a severely disabled heart.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl (Bill Gostomski) Miatech of Brighton, and his son Ronald (Shirley) Lickman of Waterford, four grandchildren: Jill (Kieth) Martus, Jodi (Don)Keegan, Jason (Alanaha) Asher and Shelley (Ed) Tebbe, and eleven great-grandchildren. Though all of his siblings predeceased him, he is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 East Main Street, Brighton, Saturday 10:30. Friends may visit from 9AM until time of service. Memorials to St. Jude Children�s Hospital appreciated.

For further information phone 810.229.2905.

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