Robert Rickerson

Robert C. “Fluff or Fluff Daddy”, Rickerson, 56, of 305 High St., Youngsville, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday April 19, 2014 at the Warren General Hospital.

He was born June 30, 1957 in Warren, a son of the late Robert A. and Mary Elizabeth (Anderson) Rickerson. Rob was employed at the Ellwood National Forge for over 30 years, where he worked as a gauge inspector in the lab. He was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Youngsville, the Youngsville American Legion, and the Big Brother, Big Sister Program. He was a coach for many years for the little league and women’s softball. Rob enjoyed working with children and adults with special needs, campfires, swimming, music, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Youngsville Eagles football, fishing, golfing and his Mustang. He was the best storyteller. Rob was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, poppa and friend, who loved spending time with his family and many friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Carol Rickerson, whom he married July 19, 1980 at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Youngsville, 2 sons, Casey (Chelsea) Rickerson of Warren and Ryan Rickerson of Youngsville, his 3 sisters, Lisa (Gregg) Grinnell and their daughter Julie of Tiona, Tina Brecht and Debbie (Craig) Ames, all of Warren, 2 grandchildren, Jayden and Madison Rickerson, his inlaws, Charles and Lynne Myers of Spring Creek, Chris Myers of Youngsville, Cassandra (George) Traut of Warren, Stacey (Justin) Ingram of Pittsfield, Chip ( Kendra) Myers of Merrimack, N.H., Cathy (Steve) Frederick of Allison Park, Pa., and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Chuck Rickerson.

Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday from 37 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 North Main St. in Youngsville. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Youngsville, with the Rev. Larry Scofield, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Warren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Gertrude Barber Foundation, 100 Barber Place, Erie, Pa. 16507, or to the Youngsville American Legion Scholarship Fund, N. Main St. Youngsville, Pa. 16365, or to Hospice of Warren Co., 2 Crescent Park, Warren, Pa. 16365. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.