John Flickinger

John L. Flickinger

Wednesday, February 7th, 1962 - Sunday, November 15th, 2020
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John L. Flickinger, 58, of State College, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born on February 7, 1962, he was the son of the late Homer Clair and Mary Katherine (Edder) Flickinger, of Clarion, PA.

John was a 1983 graduate of Clarion University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Communications. He held several jobs over the years, most notably being in radio communications, where he was a DJ and AccuWeather Broadcaster. Most recently, he provided food delivery service in the State College area.

He is survived by his two children, Colleen Ogg (Matthew) of Havertown, Pennsylvania, and Nathan Flickinger (Jordan) of Seattle, Washington, and three grandchildren, Coraline and Harrison Ogg, and Henry (Hank) Flickinger. Also surviving are two brothers, Duane Flickinger (Betsy) of Bairdford, Pennsylvania, and Donald Flickinger (Brenda) of Missouri.

John was very passionate about US History, often traveling for up to nine months out of the year for Civil War reenactments, and was the Captain of the 1st South Carolina Infantry, Co. A. He made a point to always stay active, and even played semi-professional football. After football, he took up softball, and continued playing softball to present. He also enjoyed playing the guitar and riding motorcycles. Though he lived a very full and busy life, more than anything else he adored the time that he spent with his children, grandchildren, and miniature dachshund, Lillie, who was by his side everywhere he went!

Funeral services and graveside services will be private at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Brian Fletcher

Posted at 09:55pm
A Great Officer And A Gentleman He Will Be Missed But Never Forgotten.

Courtney Bledsoe

Posted at 05:56pm
My condolences to John's family. It has been a long time since I have seen John, and I was very shocked at this news. I ran around with John back in the early 1980's as we always met up in Clarion to hang out. He drove an old 76 or 78 Impala at that time. Several of us would visit him when he was on late night radio broadcast at the Clarion University, he would let us pick out songs and he would play them on the air. He always had a great attitude. So sorry for your loss.

Jan Górak

Posted at 02:46pm
Please accept our sincere condolences. John and we met in July 2018 at Gettysburg reenactment. We would like to express our sorrow and assure that we will always remember him as a very good fellow soldier.

14th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, Poland.

Charleston TinTypist

Posted at 09:07pm
John was such a sweet, kind and considerate man. I knew him through reenacting. He was so hospitable and let me camp with his unit and fall in with them as well. He was just a really cool guy- pleasant and laid back. I enjoyed hearing him play guitar. We had some good times at dances (picture). I’m so crushed to hear of his passing, and I’ll miss seeing him at events.
My deepest condolences to his family. God bless.

George King Posted at 07:25am

It is with heartfelt sadness that I am responding to this obituary on John. I have been a Civil War reenactor for over 25 years and come to know John as a very very good friend. We spent many hours, sometimes by a campfire, in conversation not only about the Civil War and reenacting but also many other interests of which we both shared. I send my condolences to the family and may the peace of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ be with you all.

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