Robert "Skip" Hollick

Founder of Bob Hollick

State Farm Insurance Agency


Robert “Skip” Hollick, 87 of Washington Pa., passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Tuesday-January 24, 2017 at Southmont of Presbyterian Senior Care.  Robert was born on January 31, 1929 in Elco (Duck Hollow), Pennsylvania the son of the late Michel and Anna Digon Hollick and was the youngest of 9 children.  Robert graduated from California Area High School in 1946 before joining the U.S. Army.  He loved his family and country.  An enlisted Corporal, Robert married Velma Bilitski Hollick in 1950.  After serving in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954, Robert returned to Roscoe Pennsylvania and later moved to Washington where he started Bob Hollick State Farm Insurance Agency in 1958.  A respected and honored agent, Robert retired in 1995.  A salesman at heart, Robert truly had the gift of gab.

He is survived by his wife; Velma and two children: son; Robert M. (Judy) Hollick and daughter; Michelle M. (Ralph) Chicone both of Washington, Pennsylvania.  Robert is also survived by his five grandchildren; Michael M. (Erin) Chicone of Upper Saint Clair, Megan Chicone-Boxx (Nathan) of Bridgeville, Mallory M. (Eric) DeMico of Coraopolis, Britney Hollick-McClay (Mitchell) of Canonsburg and Brianna N. Hollick of Pittsburgh, and two great-granddaughters; Nora M. DeMico of Coraopolis and Parker E. Chicone of Upper Saint Clair.

On the rare occasion when Robert wasn’t spending his free time supporting his grandchildren’s sports endeavors, he loved to golf, boat, hunt and fish.  An enthusiastic sports fan, Robert was also a proud supporter of the Steelers and Pirates.  When not watching his favorite sports teams, he enjoyed war movies and westerns as well as tracking the stock market.  Robert was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and a past member of the Lions Club, American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 of Washington and the Roscoe Moose Club.

All funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave. Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  Online condolences may be expressed at