Lucille Frick Slike, age 96, of 2013 West Seneca Street, passed away on February 26, 2018 at her home where she had lived for over fifty years.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday (March 1, 2018) at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 So. Main Street in Ovid. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday (March 2, 2018) at Holy Cross Church in Ovid, with prayers of committal at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Kindly consider a donation in Lucille’s memory to; Holy Cross Church of Ovid, PO Box 403, Interlaken, NY 14847, the Cancer Help Fund of the VFW Post 6200, PO Box 1, Ovid, NY 14521 or Morgan’s Mutts Rescue, 8830 South Genito Road, Jetersville VA 23083.
Winifred Lucille Cavanaugh was born March 4, 1921 in Rouseville, Venango County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Timothy Francis Cavanaugh and Verna Merle Feely. On November 16, 1939, she married Jack Filson Frick and they resided at Rouseville until his death on Feb 13, 1949 at the age of 33, leaving Lucille a young widow with three young boys. Lucille married January 27, 1951, James Andrew Slike. They owned and operated a land conservation and pipe laying business. In 1961, a state contract relocated them from Pennsylvania to Ovid, New York with seven children. In 1963, they purchased the Gulf Fueling and Service Station in Ovid. Lucille worked as the service station bookkeeper while raising a family, which they operated until the passing of James on January 2, 1978 in Ovid. She also worked as the bookkeeper for the Seneca Memorial Association and was the Town of Ovid tax collector for 35 years, retiring in 2009. Her ability as an excellent record keeper, secured her several odd jobs assisting local families with their financial situations. Lucille was a devout Catholic and gave her time to the Rosary Altar Society of Holy Cross Church in Ovid. She was a member of Post 462 American Legion and a life member of VFW Post 6200 Auxiliary. Lucille held many positions of the Auxiliary, including local, county, and state levels. She was an avid bowler, euchre and canasta card player and she loved her bingo. Family was important to her and she was a loving mother involved in her children’s lives, being a Catholicism teacher, den mother, serving on the PTA Committee, and coach of life.
Lucille is survived by her children Jack William Frick of New Port Richey, Florida, Joseph Filson Frick (Ernest Gibbs) of Corning, New York, Arthur David Slike of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Mary Jane Rappleye (James) of Ovid, New York, Christopher Lee Slike of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Steven Andrew Slike of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Thomas Joseph Slike of Elmira, New York; daughters-in-law Rosanne Maleski Frick, Terrina Herndon Slike, and Rhonda Herndon Frick, all of Florida, Mae Rognaldsen Slike of South Carolina; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine Mae Cavanaugh Allen of Pennsylvania and Thomas Patrick Cavanaugh of Texas; many nieces and nephews.
Lucille was predeceased by her parents; both husbands; her children Michael Francis Slike in 2001, Daniel James Slike in 2009, and Timothy Jay Frick in 2014; siblings Doris Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Sheridan Joseph Cavanaugh, Timothy Edmund Cavanaugh, Mary Helen Cavanaugh Hanson, and Mary Margaret Cavanaugh Matson.