E. Robert Elicker, II
E. Robert Elicker, II, age 79, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Robert was born on Saturday, April 10, 1943, in Mechanicsburg to the late Eugene Robert Elicker, I and Rachel Gertrude (Danner) Elicker. In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Elicker.
Robert’s survivors include his three sons: Kurt Johnson and his fiance, Megan Arndt, of Mechanicsburg; Elmar Punke-Freiwald of Germany; Christian Trangback of Denmark; his six grandchildren; his sister in-law, Sue Elicker of Mechanicsburg; one niece; and many wonderful friends who made his life more full and meaningful.
Robert was a 1961 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School, before it was the size of a community college. He also graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1965 and the independent Dickinson School of Law in 1968.
In his early years after his graduation from law school, Robert served as chapter advisor of the West Shore Chapter, Order of DeMolay, for 18 years. He had many fun and caring memories of working with the teenage boys in the community. Unfortunately, like many DeMolay chapters, West Shore Chapter is no longer in operation as a youth organization of the Masonic fraternity. Robert was a member of Eureka – West Shore Lodge.
Robert enjoyed the professional affiliation with many attorneys throughout his career. During the course of his career, Robert served as president of the Cumberland County Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association for three years. He engaged in the practice of law for 25 years and, upon leaving practice, served for 25 years as a divorce master of Cumberland County. He then retired from that position on April 10, 2018, having worked for 50 years.
For many years, Robert was a member of the Lutheran church and served on a number of committees in his church, as well as on church council and as president of council. In his later years, Robert resigned from church activities and, as a student of history, became disillusioned with the concept of a loving God.
Robert’s family will be remembering his life privately. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, next to his mother’s grave, at the family’s convenience. Cremation was private.
Contributions in celebration of Robert’s life can be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, www.pva.org/donate.
Robert’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Robert’s full obituary, view his memorial video, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.