The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 7, 2013

Adren W. Wicks

SALIX — WICKS – Arden W. “Art,” 67, Salix, died April 5, 2013, at home.  Born Jan. 25, 1946, in Johnstown, son of the late Clifford and Velma (Long) Wicks.  Preceded in death by parents; father in law, Darl Oswalt, sister-in-law, Diane (Oswalt) Joerg; and nephew, M. Travis Karan.  Survived by wife, Kay (Oswalt) Wicks; son, Jeffrey, and wife, Cindy (Podrebarac); daughter, Denise, married to Shawn Sivi, all of Salix; and grandchildren, Tony, David, Hannah, Alyssa, Robbie, and Tyler.  Brother of Clifford Wicks; Lois, married to Doug Karan; Gordon, and wife, Deborah; Paul, and wife, Jean Ann; and Roy, and wife, Deborah. Also survived by mother-in-law, Carmen Oswalt, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Arden was an army veteran and retired linesman and cable splicer for Verizon.  He also worked at DRS for five years after retiring from Verizon.  Member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. David Streets, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Emmanuel Church in Arden’s memory.  Arrangements in charge of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, “Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care.” Condolences can be made at


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