Lester Forman Sickels, 83, died Dec. 23, 2009, at Atlantic Healthcare Center, Vero Beach.
He was born in Cleveland and lived in Vero Beach, coming from Hollywood. During World War II, he served as a sonar technician in the Navy. He was an electrician.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn of Vero Beach; daughters, Lynn A. Dwyer of Port St. Joe, Bonnie Quay of Streetsboro, Ohio, Deborah Gebo of Aurora, Ohio, and Marjorie Lynch of South Euclid, Ohio; sons, Lester E. Sickels of Bonifay and James Sickels of Kennewick, Wash.; sister, Ruth Cook of Vero Beach; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 23 at Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home, Vero Beach, with the Revs. Thomas Dwyer and Earl Sickels presiding. A guest book may be signed at seawindsfh.com/obit.php.