Robert Garey “Skippy” Dickson, 67 of East Washington died at 2:05 A.M. on Friday-December 29, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling West Virginia. He was born April 26, 1950 in Washington Pa. the son of the late C. Garey Dickson Jr. and Mary Jane Phillips Dickson. Mr. Dickson graduated from Washington High School in 1968 and later graduated from West Liberty University. He was Episcopalian by faith and was employed as a steel worker at Jessop Steel for over 20 years from where he retired. Mr. Dickson was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the Keystone Club. He served for many years on the East Washington Borough Council. Mr. Dickson was the head coach for East Washington midget football and youth basketball at the Brownson House for over 20 years leading many of his teams to several championships. He was an assistant coach on the 1983-1984 Washington High School Prexies Boys Basketball State Championship Team. This was something that he was always very proud of and held close to his heart. Mr. Dickson was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed vacationing in Aruba for 30 years and was affectionately known there by many of his friends there as, “Pittsburgh Bob”. Mr. Dickson was a free-spirited man that lived by his own rules. He will be dearly missed by all of his friends and family.
On June 23, 1973 he married Linda West Dickson who survives. Also surviving is one son; Matthew Garey (Alicia) Dickson of McMurray, one daughter; Kelley Dickson of East Washington, two sisters; Judy (Ron) Glass of Virginia and Florida and Betsy McKnight of Florida, three grandchildren; Tre Jarboe, Tristian Jarboe and Markus Garey Dickson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends will be received on Tuesday-January 2, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in 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. Additional visitation will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday-January 3, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. the hour of a funeral service with the Rev. Michael Lehman officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Schiffler Cancer Center of Wheeling Hospital, 1 Medical Park Wheeling West Virginia 26003. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com