David John Bicking
David John Bicking passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, surrounded by many members of his extended family. He was 82 years old. He was preceded in death by his father, William Roy Bicking, his mother, Mary A. Bicking, his loving wife, Mary Bicking (nee Parmer) and their son, Brian Bicking.
Born in Hazelton, PA on February 6th, 1936, his family eventually settled in Croydon when he was a child. David graduated in 1954, the first graduating class of Delhaas High School.
He met his future wife, Mary, at Pomeroys Department Store in Levittown, where they both were employed and were married shortly thereafter.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and he and Mary were stationed in Germany from 1960-61. Their son, Brian, was born when they returned to the U.S. and the young family settled in Morrisville, PA. A devoted husband and father, David gave his life to his family, especially ensuring that their son Brian, who was physically disabled, could experience activities other children enjoyed, once climbing onto an elephant with Brian at a zoo, another time carrying him to the top of Bowman’s Hill tower, and taking him up in a hot air balloon, to name just a few. He made sure Brian didn’t miss one thing.
As a long time member of Wilkinson Memorial United Methodist Church in Croydon, PA, David wore many hats (lay minister, chairman of the administrative board, superintendent of church school, the board of trustees and the men’s group).
He formed the first boy scout troop #873 in the Lower Bucks area for boys with physical and intellectual disabilities, where he served as the scout leader for 18 years, providing activities for the boys in the disabled community.
He retired from Princeton Fuel after 42 years as an HVAC Specialist.
He was an avid woodworker and handyman. He enjoyed model trains, Penn State games, drinking his WAWA coffee at the park every morning, and Sunday breakfasts at the diner. He was a selfless, giving man, with a humble and quiet demeanor. A positive influence
to many, quick to tell a joke and was always available to lend an ear or a helping hand. He will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know him.
He is survived by his sister, Joyce Gillies (nee Bicking) and brother, Alan Bicking, both of Levittown, along with multiple cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:30am at the Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough. Interment, Newtown Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday morning 9:00am until time of Service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Olympics - Bucks County, 3535 Rockview Drive, Bristol, Pa 19007 0r specialolympicspabuckscounty.org.