A funeral Mass for Baltimore native Brother John Edward Fick, S.M., was held March 22 at St. Joseph, Sykesville. He died March 10 at Mercy-Siena Woods Retirement Community in Dayton, Ohio. He was 90.
Brother John entered into the Society of Mary and professed first vows in 1936 and perpetual vows in 1940.
Graduating from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1946, he went on to earn a master’s degree in special education from Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore in 1973.
In addition to teaching school in Hawaii, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico, he was the principal of John Bosco School for Special Education in Baltimore until 1970 and worked at St. Elizabeth School for Special Education in Baltimore until 1976.
He was then a supervisor for the Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens for several years before beginning service as a volunteer for 17 years in chaplain ministry at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.