Dave Hickey

October 14, 1947 - May 28, 2012

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Dave Hickey, age 64 of Crestview Hills, KY passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood, KY. He was in Management when he retired from UPS. He was a member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood, KY. After retirement he worked part-time with Sagamore Parking in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was an Avid Sports Fan, Graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, NE., Graduate of Holy Cross High School, He loved Traveling, His Life’s Motto was Everyday is Saturday. Dave is survived by his Wife: Carol Fritsch Hickey of Crestview Hills, KY, 3 Daughters: Lori (Michael) Gray of Edgewood, KY, Colleen (Michael) Blanton of Ft. Mitchell, KY and MacKenzie (Michael Williams) Hickey of Latonia, KY, Sisters: Diane (Bill) McElheney of Lakeside Park, KY, Karen (Tom) O’Connor of Edgewood, KY and Amie (Bill) Wagner of Edgewood, KY, Brother: Patrick (Sharon) Hickey of Edgewood, KY, 4 Grandchildren: Ava Gray, Liam Gray, Aiden Bieger and Walker Blanton. The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at St. Pius X Church 348 Dudley Road Edgewood, KY 41017 at 2 PM. Memorials to: Holy Cross High School 3617 Church Street Latonia, KY 41015. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Online Condolences may be made at: www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com


Patrick Hickey - Jun 16, 2012

Happy Father’s Day Brother:

Bob and Linda Goetz - Jun 7, 2012

Carol and family – so sorry to hear about Dave. We have been out of country since May 29th and won’t be back until June 11th and just learned of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mike Caruso - Jun 5, 2012

Carol and family: You were blessed to have spent so much time with Dave – I know it should have been more. Hick had an infectious smile and seemed always in a good mood. … he was such a great guy to be around and I truly valued our time together at Creighton.
Time spent with Hick, Jocko, Ketra, Bob Portman and the rest of the team on the road was a real learning experience – in many ways, but what great friends to share those times with. Even though I was a couple of years younger these guys treated me like I was always part of their group. Dave was there to help and support and always to have fun with. He shared his happy disposition with everyone that was around him. He will be missed by many and remembered by everyone.
Carol, my deepest condolences to you and your Family – you and yours will be in my family’s thoughts and prayers.

Morris family - Jun 2, 2012

Uncle Pat so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Courtney Kramer (Starbucks) - Jun 2, 2012

Hickey Family,
I was in total shock to here of Dave’s(or trouble as we use to call each other) passing. I will miss seeing his car pull up infront of my store. I knew when I saw him no matter how bad my day was he would make me smile. I loved how we would tease one another, almost like father”s and daughter’s do. We even had someone ask us one day if he was my Dad. What a great man! The Hickey family is like an extended family, and I am blessed to know each one of them. I hope you can find comfort in the Lord and each other!
Love Always,
Courtney Kramer

Lauren (First Watch) - Jun 1, 2012

Carol and family – I was saddened to hear of Dave’s passing this morning when I got to work. I just waited on him last week and I can’t believe he is gone. Dave always had a smile and was always so upbeat. It was always a pleasure to wait on him and his family. My heart goes out to all of you. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him at First Watch.

Lauren (First Watch) - Jun 1, 2012

Carol and family – I was saddened to hear of Dave’s passing this morning when I got to work. I just waited on him last week and I can’t believe he is gone. Dave always had a smile and was always so upbeat. It was always a pleasure to wait on him and his family. My heart goes out to all of you. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him at First Watch.

Sr. Mary Catherine Wenstrup, OSB - Jun 1, 2012

My sympathy to Carol and the Hickey family. I remember Dave, and several others who have sent condolences, from the senior English class I attempted to team-teach with Sr. Petra. I remember quite well listening to the state championship game with a group of other sisters. I also remember Dave’s face as we welcomed the team back to Holy Cross. I’m not a great sports fan, but that was a touching moment for all of us.

Bob Bohman - Jun 1, 2012

Carol and Family,
I was saddened to hear the news that Dave is no longer with us. I deeply regret that I will not physically be there this Saturday to pay tribute to him and his family but I will be there in spirit and love. It was my great pleasure to have known him for a short span in our lifetime. Many people pass through our lives but only a handful leave a lasting impression and more importantly they impact our lives. This is Dave’s legacy to me. I am proud to say that Dave was one of the handfuls of individuals that had an impact on my life. His dedication to the task at hand, usually basketball, instilled in me the hard work that it takes to be successful and for this lesson, I am eternally grateful. His effervescent smile always left one wondering if he was genuinely that happy or plotting something for the future. His smile taught me that even in the hardest of times; life is what we make it. We, all who knew him, were so fortunate to have him as a part of our lives. He will be sorely missed.
Bob ‘Bonose’ Bohman ‘65

Steve and Cindy Rusconi - Jun 1, 2012

Carol, our hearts go out to you and your family. Steve saw Dave about two weeks ago when he bought the car in for repairs. He said he was doing great and all was well. We are just so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great guy. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are out of town but I will be thinking of you Saturday. I also plan to drink a bahama momma in Daves memory. Love, Cindy and Steve

jerry & marita maher - Jun 1, 2012

As most when we received the call Tues. morning we wer in shock and disbelief. What a void Dave’s passing will leave in ur lives. Even thought we live in Tn., Jerry and Dave manaaged to get together often on our visits to NK, communicated regularly by email and even managed to see each other at grandsons ballgames. Carol & Diane our prayers go out to all of you. We will see you Saturday to celebrate his wonderful life.

Harpo - Jun 1, 2012

My deepest sympathy to you Carol and your family. I
still can’t believe Dave’s gone. I will always remember
those high school years, what fun we had.God Bless

Tom & Cindy Ryan - Jun 1, 2012

Cindy and I were so very sorry to hear about Dave’s passing.
What a wonderful guy, always so full of joy and that contageous laugh was wonderful. He truly made every get together fun and he always made everyone feel so important.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.
God Bless you all;
Tom & Cindy

Denny Taney - Jun 1, 2012

Carol, please accept my deepest condolences. I hadn’t seen Dave in some time and ran into him Monday evening at the regional baseball games at Freedom field. When I heard of Dave’s passing on Tuesday morning I was in complete shock. As I thought about it I realized how truly blessed I was to have had the opportunity to share some memories and laughs with him Monday night.
God Bless you and the Hickey Family

Wayne Tucker - Jun 1, 2012

My sincere condolences to Dave’s family and friends.
The first time I saw Dave, he was the stellar guard for the Holy Cross Indians. I was impressed with his entire game, and he was a coach on the floor even in high school. I met him later through his brother-in-law, Steve Fritsch, and immediately liked him. He was always in an up mood, always funny and easy-going. Through the years, we ran into each other frequently, and he never changed, except for the better. We always talked basketball and other sports, but during the past couple of years, he talked more about his grandkids, a proud granddaddy. “Every day was Saturday,” and Dave lived life to the fullest. We all lost a friend, a man who knew how to live and treat people well. I’ll never forget “Hick.”

Bob & Jean Tate - Jun 1, 2012

Carole & Family,
Words can not express the grief we feel. Just know, Dave is in a much better place. We have been very fortunate & blessed to have had Dave in our lives. All our love. Bob & Jean

Don & Pat Meyer - Jun 1, 2012

Our condolences to you and your family. As for all of us this came as a shock. Ken Rump and I went to school with Dave for 12 years and were sometimes referred to as “The Terrible Three.” In Feb. 2011 we had the opportunity to meet together in Fl. for a few days and relived old stories. There will never be another Dave. It is unfortunate that he left us at such a young age. All who knew him will miss him.

Gary Joe - May 31, 2012

Dear Carol,
I first met you as a framed photo on Hick’s desk when we were roommates at Creighton and I thought to myself what a lucky guy Hick was to have you as his girlfriend. Now I consider myself, as well as countless others, among the lucky ones to have Dave and you in our lives. Hick was the sunshine wherever he went. He put a smile on everyone’s face before he even said a word. As you know, we kept in contact after college days, and he’s kept that same glow about him ever since. He used to tell me many many times how much he loved you. After finally meeting you it was easy to see why.
Hick was always game for some fun even though he probably didn’t agree with the activity, like the time I noticed the 1st snowfall at 3AM in the morning from our dorm room, woke him up and convinced him to go outside and shoot hoops with me at St John’s Elementary School running around on virgin snow. We had a blast!
Carol, Candy and I offer our deepest condolences to you and your Family. Our fond memories of Dave will always be present. I hope you will be able to carry on your tradition of attending the Missouri Valley Conference Hoops Tourney.
I’m sure your Grandchildren will look out for you just fine. You will always have your Creighton Family there for you as well. CU’s Family is here for you, Carol, all the time. We’re just a mouse click and touch tone away.
Prayerfully, with Deepest Sympathy and the Lord’s Love,
-Gary Joe

Bill Dolezal - May 31, 2012

Just finished talking with Gary Joe and he told me about Hick. Please accept Cynthia and my deepest sympathies.
When I think of you and Hick, I gotta smile. Hick and his contagious smile… and you and your southern beauty. I still remember your wedding…another smiling moment.
You and Hick are in our prayers. God Bless You…Dole

Barbara Yelton - May 31, 2012

Diane and the Hickey Family,
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I lost my sister serval years ago and know what a sorrow this can be.
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Barb & Betty Yelton

Chris B. Blair - May 31, 2012

Carol and Family,
So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing- saw him in Kroger a few months back and he said he felt great- he also looked great- we chatted a long time about things and people and our “ailments”. Dave was a great guy. My condolences to his family.

GENE LINDSAY - May 31, 2012

I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I pray that the family will have “The peace that surpasses under standing” as the Bible tells us.I’m praying for all of you . IN JESUS HOLY NAME Gene Lindsay

Tony Pane - May 31, 2012

Dave’s family,I am very sorry to learn of Dave’s passing.We were at Creighton together and he was one of my classmates that my mom adopted while he was here in Omaha.She always had the guys from out of town who were ballplayers and friends of mine over on Sundays for spaghetti and meatballs.Dave,Jocko,Frank DiLeo,etc. were three of her favorites all the time.Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.Tony Pane

Rosie - May 31, 2012

God bless the Hickey family. My sincere sympathy. What a blessing to have been in your / this life.

Jack Weber - May 31, 2012

Dave was one of my boys, I was so lucky to have so many young men back when they were young. Dave played for me from the time he was 8 or 9 until High School. He was not only good in sports, but he always had a smile on his face and got along with everybody.

Peggy Stenger - May 31, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Hickey family. Old neighbors and old friends.

Dennis Kelley - May 31, 2012

I will always think of Dave as the kid playing basketball at night, in the dark with Kenny Rump at 8th District school.
His focus, determination and love for the game was one of the major factors that lead his Holy Cross basketball team to the state championships in 1965.
He was a great guy and his work ethic surely inspired those around him.
My sincere condolences to his family and close friends.
Dennis Kelley
Holy Cross class of 1962
Las Vegas,NV.

TOM SCHULER - May 31, 2012

Dear family:I knew “hickrod” from sagamore. he was a good friend. ran into hick mon at the cch-dixie baseball game.such a shock! He will be missed.

Susan Epplen Black - May 31, 2012

Dear Hickey Family,
I am so sorry for your loss, Mr Hickey was such a good man. He was a great father and grandfather. I have fond memories of him coming into Jim’s Supperette and of watching Aidan play baseball. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know that you all have such wonderful memories to hold on to. God Bless You All.

Ann Holstein Boyer - May 31, 2012

Carol and Lori, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Ann (Holstein) Boyer

Pat & Sharon Hickey - May 30, 2012

Sharon and I would like to thank everyone who has called
us since Monday night. Dave was at our home on Saturday
the 26th talking sports with Sharon (an inveterate Reds fan).
When he left he waved to us and said have a happy
Memorial Day!! My brother was a kind, modest guy who
would never brag about his sports accomplishments. He
said that being a good Christian, Husband, Father and
Grandfather was all that mattered. For the benefit of Dave’s
children; grandchildren; and all the nieces and nephews, I want them to know about some of his earlier sports accomplishments;
1965-played basketball with one of the best teams from
Northern Ky, they went to the final game of the State Finals
that year but lost to Butch Beard/Breckingridge County; he
went to Creighton University on basketball scholarship where
he played against best teams and players- Lou Alcinder etc;
he was induced into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of
Fame; and in 2006 the Cincinnati Enquirer featured the
results of a poll taken from coaches, sports writers, that listed the top 100 Boys Basketball Players of all time from
Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky area-Dave was # 62.
But most of all, Sharon and I will miss his weekly visits and
companionship. Saturday at 2:00 p.m. will be a celebration
of Dave’s life. I hope everyone can make this Mass and
join in with Our Family and the many friends; in remembrance of this great guy.
With everlasting thanks, love and gratitude to all
Sharon and Patrick Hickey

Dana & Trina Smoot - May 30, 2012

Had the privilege of going on a trip many years ago with Dave and “really” got to know him. Always looked forward to coming to Kentucky and getting together with Dave for a cold one and a good laugh….he was such a great guy to be around! Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol and family…so sorry we can’t be there in your time of sorrow.

Gary Dudderar - May 30, 2012

Friends come and friends go, but “The Hickrod” was a special friend, for over 40 years. The family vacations, and all the memories that go along with a guy that made everybody smile, will remain special with us. His family and ours will miss him very much, and I’m thankful we had the time we spent with him. God speed, Dave.

Lori Stenger Acuff - May 30, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hickey family in this time of sorrow. We have many memories of all of us growing up together: basketball, sled riding and ice skating, hiking in the hollow. With deepest sympathy. The Stenger Family.

Ken and Joan Rump - May 30, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of “Hick”. I have so many great memories of our early years, we were the luckiest kids on earth to have had what we had growing up in Latonia, Kentucky. Joan and I will share our sorrows with you Saturday.

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