Date of Birth: November 25, 1937
Date of Death: September 26, 2019
Robert (Bob) Tickler, born in Highland Park, IL on November 25, 1937, passed from this life on September 26, 2019. Bob was a resident of The Palazzo in Phoenix, AZ, where he was able to watch (and critique) the building of the light rail on 19th Avenue from his prime viewing position on his third floor balcony. Bob enjoyed living in the building (formerly Chris Ridge Senior Living) that he, as a young man, had helped to build. Bob came to Arizona when he was 18 to work with his father, Herman Tickler, in the door-hanging business. Bob then moved to San Manuel, AZ to raise his two girls, Shannon (Melvin) Boyer and Stacey (Richard) Krogman while working for Magma Copper Company. Bob retired from BPH, formerly known as Magma Copper Company, to return to his former construction trade in Phoenix, AZ after raising his girls. Bob worked construction for a few years and then went on to specialize in his true love, hunting, fishing, shooting and being in the great outdoors. In addition to his daughters, Bob is survived by his younger brother, David Tickler, and was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Roger Tickler. Bob was a loving grandfather to seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Per Bob’s request, a celebration of his life will be held in June at Big Lake, AZ, one of his favorite spots to camp and fish and view the wildlife. Bob always said that with the right tool, you can do anything. He proved this many times over with the many things that he made, with the life that he built, and with the legacy of strength and kindness that he left to those of us lucky enough to have known him.
Big Lake AZ in June 2020