Graveside Service For Bert P. Stickler

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A graveside service was held on Friday, July 25, at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin for Bert P. Stickler, who died on July 23. Born in Newark in 1922, Mr. Stickler lived there until he married and moved to Livingston in the late 1950s. A graduate of Weequahic High School and Utah State College, Mr. Stickler was an FBI agent for almost 29 years before retiring. A World War II veteran who had been severely wounded in the Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge, Mr. Stickler was in the ski troops and fought with the 10th Mountain Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star with an oak leaf cluster, as well as other medals for bravery in action. He was also recently awarded the French Legion of Merit medal for his efforts in helping France during the war. While recovering in England from war wounds to his chest, Mr. Stickler took up archery to build up his body. He ended up representing the US Armed Forces stationed in England in the GI Olympics. Toward the end of his FBI career, Mr. Stickler was transferred to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he lived before moving to Boynton Beach, Florida in 2008. He received many awards for his service as an agent, much of which was devoted to working against organized crime. Predeceased by his second wife, Sydelle, Mr. Stickler is survivd by a daughter, Jodi Glyn and her husband, Jerry; a brother, Donald; two grandsons and a great-grandson. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407.
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