Family, friends and coworkers of Robert Martin Messick assembled at the City of Milford Public Works Department on Wednesday, April 25 to honor a great man. Mr. Messick, of Lincoln, died tragically on April 21 after a boating accident on the Nanticoke River during a bass tournament. The precession was led by the Milford Police Department and included men and women from the Public Works Department who had the privilege to work alongside Robert.
Messick worked for the City of Milford as a heavy equipment operator for the past 5 years and was an ardent participant in community service organizations such as the Milford Elks Lodge.
Bob was known for his love of fishing, hunting and making people laugh. Bob was an avid athlete, playing Little League baseball to American Legion ball and was chosen for All-State Soccer while at Milford High School. The most important thing in bob’s life was his grandchildren which he spent time with every opportunity he got.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother Danny Messick. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen L. Messick; two daughters, Barbara Cherneski of Lincoln and Patti Messick of Moyock, N.C.; his mother, Norma Messick of Milford; his grandmother, Louise Baxter of Milford; four brothers, Gary Messick, Marty Messick and Randy Messick, all of Milford, and Ricky Messick of Lincoln; two sisters, Joann Haverlow of Felton and Lisa Jenkins of Lincoln; and his beloved grandchildren Zachary Walrath, Mack Walrath, Mya Cherneski, Bean Cherneski and Peanut Cherneski.
Robert Martin Messick was laid to rest on Wednesday, April 25 at the Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln, DE.