R. Dean Sickenberger, 80, of South Greensburg (Hufftown), died Monday, August 23, 2021 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born November 17, 1940 in Greensburg, a son of the late Raymond J. and Rebecca (Waugaman) Sickenberger. Prior to retirement he had been employed by United Parcel Service. He was a member of St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, South Greensburg, and was a life member of South Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin sisters, Emma “Sammy” Schweinsburg, and Rebecca Hill. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sylvia M. (Nowicki) Sickenberger; his son, Dean Sickenberger (Sandy), of Unity Township; his daughter, Diane Armstrong (Bob), of Unity Township; and four grandchildren, Brooke and Jason Armstrong, and Ryan and Chase Sickenberger. There was nothing “Pap” loved more than watching Jason, Ryan, and Chase’s sporting events and spending time visiting with Brooke. He was their biggest fan! Dean is also survived by three brothers-in-law, Edward Nowicki, Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, and Larry Nowicki (Katie); and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 PM Wednesday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg. Prayers will begin at 9:30 AM Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at 10 AM in St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, South Greensburg with Archabbot Douglas Nowicki as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Archabbey Health and Welfare Fund, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650, or to South Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department, 1515 Poplar Street, Greensburg, PA 15601. www.bachafh.com
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