Families had a fun time on the Mispillion River with the first Robert “Bobby” Messick Memorial Youth Fishing Tournament. Being held on the Mispillion River near Goat Island, the event introduced youth to the sport of fishing and the concept of catch and release and reflect on the life of Robert “Bobby” Messick.
This year is will mark the third anniversary of Robert’s death. He died suddenly after a boating accident on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Bob was born in Milford the son of Norma (Shockley) Messick and the late Ralph Messick. Bob worked for many years at Nanticoke Homes as a crane operator until they closed. He then worked for the City of Milford, where he was a heavy equipment operator for 5 years, until the time of the accident.
Bob was a member of the Milford Elks Lodge # 2401 and the Three Rivers Bass Club. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, finding treasures while metal detecting, coin collecting and loved going to the Harrington Slots where he always enjoyed the game of chance. According to family, Bob enjoyed making people laugh and it was his firm belief to enjoy every day for what it had to offer.The most important part of Bob’s life, though, was his grandchildren, whom he loved to spend time with whenever he had an opportunity.