Robert C. 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 en-joyed 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; two sons: Casey (Chelsea) Rickerson of Warren and Ryan Rickerson of Youngsville; his three sisters: Lisa (Gregg) Grinnell and their daughter Julie of Tiona, Tina Brecht and Debbie (Craig) Ames, all of Warren; two grandchildren: Jayden and Madison Rickerson; his in-laws, 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 3-7 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. 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 Founda-tion, 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.