James V. Frick, Ph.D., speech pathologist and stuttering authority at Penn State University from 1951 to 1984 passed away Monday, April 16, 2007. The following obituary is from the Centre Daily Times, April 17, 2007.
James V. Frick, 84, of State College, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at the Fairways at Brookline Village, after a brief illness. Born Oct. 29, 1922, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late James V.M. and Anna Hickey Frick. On June 20, 1953, he married Anna Netta Livingston, who survives at home. He graduated from St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia in 1939. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps for three years during World War II and attained the rank of Sergeant. He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees and then a Ph.D. in Psychology in 1951 from the University of Iowa. He was an associate professor of Speech Pathology at Penn State from 1951 until his retirement in 1984. He helped establish the Penn State Speech and Hearing Clinic, where he specialized in the treatment of stuttering and aphasia. During retirement, Dr. Frick served as a volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistants, the Centre County Planning Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission. He enjoyed golf, playing bridge, reading, jazz music and crossword puzzles. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, James V. Frick III, of State College, and Robert L. Frick and his wife, of Vienna, Va.; and three granddaughters, Amy, Hannah, and Maggie. Visitation will be Thursday, April 19, 2007, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 19, 2007, at 3 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stuttering Foundation of America, 3100 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 603, Memphis, TN 38111, or by logging onto www.stutteringhelp.org.
From Gordon Blood, April 20, 2007
Jim spent his career at Penn State and I had the privilege of taking over his classes and clinic responsibilities upon his retirement. His contributions to the discipline and his commitment to assisting individuals who stutter were immeasurable.
added April 20, 2007