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March 25, 2014

Robert ‘Bob’ F. Dicks

Retired banker was wine collector, prize gardener

- — INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Robert “Bob” F. Dicks of Indianapolis passed away Friday (3-14-14) in his home. He was 65.

Mr. Dicks was born Sept. 6, 1948, in New Castle, a son of Robert D. and Alice Langguth Dicks.

In his youth, he was an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman and golfer. He enjoyed summer vacations in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with his family. He also enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada with his grandfather, Frederick P. Langguth.

After graduating from Mercer High School in 1966, he attended Aurora (Ill.) College, where he majored in economic theory.

Following graduation from Aurora College in 1970, Bob entered the management trainee program at Dollar Savings and Trust Co., Youngstown. He worked in the mortgage department and became senior vice president of lending, retiring in November 1992.

He was a member of the American Institute of Banking and various fraternal and social organizations.

After retirement, Bob reacquainted with a former Mercer classmate, Marci Hydu Richards. He moved to Indianapolis to make his life with Marci.

They were avid fans of Butler University basketball, attending all home games and joining fellow fans on trips to away games and the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Championships. They were diehard Colts fans, and enjoyed traveling to the Super Bowl to see their victory.

Bob was also a gardener, famous in his neighborhood for his towering prize tomatoes. He enjoyed collecting and savoring fine wine and spending holidays with his family when they shared wine, prime rib, 2000-piece jigsaw puzzles, cat stories and laughter.

Robert is survived by Marci, Indianapolis; his son, Jim, and grandson Nick, both Erie; his sister, Sherry Dicks Blakesley and brother-in-law Don, Mercer; his niece, Kristin Blakesley, Hermitage; and his father, Robert D. Dicks, Mercer.

He was preceded in death by his motherDala Barrow 3/25/14 ????.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Ducks Unlimited in care of Bruce Ellis, 18 Courtney Road, Mercer, PA 16137; or Butler University Athletic Department, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208.


Robert “Bob” F., 65, Indianapolis, Ind.

Calling hours: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday (3-28-14) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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