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Lester E. Shickling

November 19, 1937 March 12, 2020
Lester E. Shickling
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: Lester E. Schickling, 82, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and formerly a life-long resident of Clearfield, passed away early Thursday morning, March 12, 2020 at his residence.

Born November 19, 1937 in Clearfield, he was the son of Howard C. and Margret Elizabeth (Rogers) Schickling. He received his education from Clarion State Teachers College and Duke University. Mr. Schickling taught science and math at the Clearfield High School for 35 years, having retired in 1995 due to illness. He enjoyed discussing chemistry problems with family, friends, and neighbors throughout his retirement.

He was a member of the West Side United Methodist Church where he served for several years as the Sunday School Superintendent and a member of the Administrative Board.

On May 2, 1959 in Clearfield, he wed Carol A. Johnson who preceded him in death after 59 years of marriage. He is survived by three sons, Gregg Schickling and his wife, Lynne of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bradley Schickling and his wife, Marlene of Elkton, Maryland, and Jay Schickling and his wife, Amy of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Also surviving are seven grandchildren.

In addition, he is survived by three sisters Harriet Coder and Lois Leitzinger of Clearfield, and Dona Stair of Clayton, NC.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Howard Jr. and John (Jack).

There will be no public visitation. A public memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the memorial fund of the West Side United Methodist Church, 317 Nichols St., Clearfield, PA 16830.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield is in charge of the arrangements.
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Hill Crest Cemetery Final Resting Place

Woodland Road
Clearfield, PA 16833

Woodland Road Clearfield 16833 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

West Side United Methodist Church

317 Nichols Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
Memorial Fund

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