The Founders of Boot Box
In Loving Memory of Marvin ‘Dutch’ Shick & Deanna ‘Dee’ Shick
Deanna (Dee) L. Shick, 71, of Meadville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born on March 10, 1938, in Distant, Pa., she was a daughter of Daniel and Marian Shreckengost. She married Dutch Shick on March 21, 1955, in Distant.
Dee was employed at Kroger’s Grocery Store for 23 years. In 1978, she and Dutch opened The Boot Box in Meadville and have been owners and operators of the business ever since.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her beloved family. She enjoyed spending time at home with them as well as spending time in Val d’Or, Canada, with Dutch. She loved gardening, cooking and traveling.
Survivors, in addition to her husband of 54 years, include a daughter, Yvonne Batka and her husband, John, of Meadville; two grandsons, Dillon Artice and his fiancée, Emilee McAlevy, and Dalton Artice and his girlfriend, Ashlee Baker; three great-grandsons, Tailor McGee, Logan Artice and Dakohta Artice; two brothers, Larry Shreckengost and his wife, Barb, of New York and Rick Schreckengost and his wife, Cheryl, of New Bethlehem; one sister, Arlene Pence and her husband, Clyde, of New Bethlehem; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Marvin H. (Dutch) Shick, 73, of Meadville, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.
Born on June 8, 1938, in Templeton, he was a son of Carl G. and Elmo Willison Shick. He married Deanna Schreckengost on March 21, 1955, in Distant.
After high school, Dutch attended barber school and went to work at the Kerrtown Barber Shop in 1956. He later became the owner. This business eventually became the Boot Box, which he owned and operated with his wife for 34 years, and is still in operation today.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his beloved family. He enjoyed spending time at his home in Meadville as well as spending time in Val d’Or, Canada, with Deanna. He loved hunting, fishing and collecting antiques. He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge 408.
Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Batka and her husband, John, of Meadville; two grandsons, Dillon Artice, and Dalton Artice and his fiancée, Ashlee Baker, all of Meadville; three great-grandchildren, Tailor McGee, Deanna Artice and Dakohta Artice; a sister, Wanita Shick; a nephew, Michael Shick; and longtime family friends, Matthew Higham and his family and Rhonda Woodrow and her family, all of Meadville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.