Jeffrey Paul Fick, 68, died on June 2, 2021 after a long illness. He served as co-founder and vice president of Fick Brothers Roofing Co. in Baltimore, Md., and was an advocate for cystic fibrosis awareness and fundraising.
According to his obituary, Fick was born and raised in Baltimore, Md. He was a graduate of Calvert Hall College and Villanova University. He played golf at Calvert Hall and Villanova University, and was the captain of the ice hockey team at Villanova. He married his high school sweetheart, Page, in 1974 and started their family shortly after. Along with working at Fick Brothers Roofing Co., he owned multiple Nevada Bob's golf store franchises in Maryland and Virginia.
When his two children were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, he channeled his passion into cystic fibrosis awareness and fundraising with the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He served as president of the foundation from 1983 to 1985. When his daughter, Tyler Fick, died in 2003 at the age of 22, he worked on the Tyler P. Fick Scholarship Fund at Maryvale Prepatory School, a scholarship given to students attending the school from which Tyler graduated in 1999.
“Jeffrey Fick was such a good, good human being and person,” Josie Schaeffer, executive director of the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, told the Baltimore Sun. “He was larger than life in every way and was a mentor to me and a confidant. His death is a terrible loss to his family and the planet.”
Outside of his charity work and roofing business, Fick was an avid golfer. One of the main highlights of his golf career included his appearances in the televised PGA long drive tournaments in 1981 and 1982, finishing runner up in 1981.
Fick is survived by his wife of 46 years, Page Radebaugh Fick, son Jason Carroll Fick, Ph.D., daughter-in-law Kimary Elizabeth Fick, Ph.D., daughter Jordan Elizabeth Fick, and his grandchildren Austin Tyler Fick and Ryan Joseph Fick. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Tyler.
Donations will be accepted to the Tyler P. Fick Scholarship Fund, Maryvale Preparatory School in Maryland. A memorial mass will be held on June 26 at Immaculate Conception Church.