Faith Caroline Flick, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born Nov. 27, 1929, in Meadville, Pa., to the late Leo and Ruth Kornprobst. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Robert L. Flick, and by her sister, Joy Anderson of Elk Grove, Wis.
She was a loving mother to her children, Michael (Cindy) Flick, Marcy (Don) Staley, Cathy (Mark) Corcimiglia, Ann (Randy) Mazur. Proud grandmother of Robert Flick, Michelle (Brad) Rowe; Matt (Kristin) Staley, Kate Staley and Ben Staley; Zec (Jordan) Corcimiglia, and Josh (Nicole) Corcimiglia; Erica Mazur and Mitchell Mazur; and great-grandmother to Emma, Finn, Ryan and Jolie.
Faith grew up in Silver Creek, N.Y. She attended Brockport State University where she received teaching degrees in both Physical and Health Education and where she also met her husband, Bob. They moved to Batavia, where she taught at St. Joseph Elementary School and then at Notre Dame High School where she went on to serve as Athletic Director. After retiring from teaching, she pursued a career in real estate at Nothnagle Realtors before moving to Charlotte, N.C.
Mom had a lively and competitive spirit. She enjoyed playing golf and organizing tournaments while working at Terry Hills. She loved playing cards with friends on Friday nights and her Wednesday night bridge games at the Treadway Inn. She even became a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League. She was also an avid reader that helped lead her to a position serving on the Richmond Memorial Library Board of Trustees.
Our mother was also a talented artist. Her children will forever cherish her watercolor paintings, her pen and ink sketches and her hand-hooked rugs. The world will forever remember her most, though, for her prolific and lifelong love of knitting. Argyle socks, Fair Isle sweaters and cable knit baby blankets are being worn around the globe because Faith was never without a ball of yarn and her knitting needles, even up until her final days. The donations she made through the years to various organizations, and especially through the knitting group at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, have helped countless charities and hundreds of people in need.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. The interment of her ashes will take place on a later date in the family plot at Saint Joseph Cemetery and Mausoleum in Batavia, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association : P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011 Web: https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2?df_id=43945&mfc_pref=T&43945.donation=form1&32112.donation=&_ga=2 or to Athletic Department of Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or on their website: www.ndhsbatavia.com