Chick died Jan. 2, 2018, of heart failure in Erie, Pa. He was born in Erie Dec. 3, 1941. His father, Charles, and his father’s identical twin brother, Allen, were in the Class of 1930, and his cousin Allen Shenk Jr. was in the Class of 1962.
Chick attended St. Andrew’s School in Delaware, where he was senior prefect and class president, rowed on a scholastic championship crew, and wrestled on a state championship team. At Princeton he rowed freshman and varsity heavyweight crew, participated in Orange Key, and taught Sunday school through the St. Paul’s Society. He was a member of Colonial Club and roomed junior and senior years in Blair A with Bob Calhoun, Bob Faux, and Fin Meislahn.
Chick withdrew from college during senior year and worked for the Choir School of St. John the Divine in New York City. Eventually he returned to Erie, where he volunteered for more than 25 years at the Erie City Mission. He helped many people with his selfless and caring attitude and is being honored with a special plaque in their new chapel.
Chick is survived by his niece, Melissa Mock Riorda; nephew Geoffrey Mock; and by Shenk cousins John, Allen, and Wilbur. The class sends its condolences to them all.