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In the passing of Mrs. Wick, the city has suffered the loss of one of its most noble women. A woman of rare beauty of character, philanthropic to a marked degree and always deeply interested in the problems and troubles of others, her kindly, gracious and unselfish life was filled with good deeds. Two years ago Mrs. Wick was elected president of the Young Women's Christian Association, and she has been heart and soul in the activities of this organization ever since. Her interest was always centered in it, and before becoming its leader, Mrs. Wick served as chairman of the finance committee, and under her splendid leadership the campaign for equipping Bentley dormitory was crowned with success. So earnest and sincere was Mrs. Wick in her interest in the girls of the association that she sacrificed time and strength at all times to attend meetings where her presence would be a help to the committees or the girls concerned.
   Because of her loving interest in the activities her presence at any group of the Y.W.C.A. was always an inspiration and often a benediction. Whether in board, committee or club meetings, her kindness and graciousness were always commented upon and the love she radiated lent joy to all with whom she came in contact. As a leader of the Free Kindergarten Association for some years, Mrs. Wick was also an inspiration and her interest in this organization was also very deep. For four years Mrs. Wick was president of the Kindergarten association.
   Mrs. Wick's patriotism was expressed during the war in her active work for the National League for Women's service, on the Board of Supervisors of the Mahoning County Red Cross and in every activity of those stressful days. She was also president of the Woman's Workers society of the First Presbyterian Church. She was also on the Board of the Youngstown City Hospital and chairman of the War Chest Campaign Team.
   Mrs. Wick's charm as a wife and mother made her home life a most beautiful service, and the society she graced was always secondary to the demands of home. The entire community will be saddened by Mrs. Wick's passing and friends will be grieved beyond measure.
   George D. Wick, her husband, met his death in the Titanic disaster April 14, 1912, and Mrs. Wick was a survivor of that awful tragedy. Her stepdaughter, then Miss Natalie Wick, who was also a survivor, is now Mrs. F. St. Aubyns Nevison, of England, and sailed Friday for this country anticipating a long-deferred visit with Mrs. Wick. The news which will reach her at any time will be most sad.
   George D. Wick, Jr., is Mrs. Wick's only son, and Mr. and Mrs. Wick's baby, Marie Antoinette, her only grandchild. Mrs. Wick deeply loved her little family and a beautiful home is in course of erection at Boardman in which she anticipated living with Mr. and Mrs. Wick and their baby.
   Frank Hitchcock, William J. Hitchcock and Mrs. M. I. Arms are the surviving brothers and sisters of Mrs. Wick. Mrs. Wick was the daughter of William G. Hitchcock and Mary Peebles Hitchcock, and was born October 12, 1866, in this city. Her marriage to Mr. Wick took place June 19, 1896. During her girlhood, Mrs. Wick attended Miss Porter's school at Farmington, Connecticut.
   Mrs. Wick had been a life-long member of the First Presbyterian church and Dr. W. H. Hudnut will officiate at the funeral service, which will take place from the residence in Wick Avenue, Monday at 3:30 P.M. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) DEATH COMES TO MRS. WICK : BEAUTIFUL LIFE IS ENDED (The Youngstown Vindicator, Saturday 31st January 1920, ref: #319, published 28 August 2003, generated 2nd August 2021 03:52:19 PM); URL :