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"Threads of Love" Donor Memorial Quilt: Quilt 1

John (Jack) Sickel

July 8, 1949 - January 14, 1998

I wanted to create a patch in memory of my son, Jack Sickel, even though I am not that talented but if it comes from the heart, I think that is what counts.

I have chosen sports because he truly loved playing and coaching. As a youth, he was a member of the Summerdale Boys Club in Philadelphia and participated in every sport that they offered, in high school he was a member of the varsity soccer team and played football for the U.S. Coast Guard.

As an adult, he still played softball but mostly, he coached his son, Tom, and the youth of the Bustleton Bengels Boys Club in Philadelphia in various sports.

I hope his love of sports and his love of youth lives on through his son and all the boys he has coached.

Gloria Sickel

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