Flick, Jr., George J.
George J. Flick, Jr died in Blacksburg, VA on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the age of 83. He was born in New Orleans, LA, and attended St. Mary of the Angels Elementary, Jesuit High School (’58), and received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Louisiana State University. After graduation in 1969, he was employed by Virginia Tech and retired in 2010 with the rank of University Distinguished Professor.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlene Rieder Flick (Blacksburg), daughter, Lesley Moore (Thomas Glenn) of Fredericksburg, sons George (Rebecca) of Leesburg and Jason (Timothy Jancel) of Washington, D.C., and four grandchildren, Katelyn Moore, Allyson Moore, George (Rob) Flick and Reese Flick.
He was a visiting professor at the Department of Marine Biochemistry at Tokyo University. He received many professional honors and awards, including the Institute of Food Technologist’s (IFT) Myron Solberg Award for Excellence in Government Collaboration, IFT’s Lizabeth Fleming Steir Award for the pursuit of humanitarian ideals and unselfish dedication, the Department of Army’s Certificate of Appreciation, the Gamma Sigma Delta Extension Award of Merit, the Atlantic Fisheries Technology Society’s Earl P. McFee Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Pi Kappa Phi Lifetime Service and Achievement Award, and the Virginia Tech Alumni Award for Extension Excellence. He was elected into the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Hall of Fame. He received the USDA Secretary’s Honor Award, the USDA Secretary’s Group Honor Award, and the USDA Certificate Point Alliance.
He was a Cub Scout Cub master, youth soccer coach, President of the University Club, and Newman Community at Virginia Tech Leadership Council member. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Blacksburg on Saturday, June 10th at 11 am. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The ALS Association which provided support and information for our family. Donations can be made online at als.org/donate (Choose the Virginia Chapter) or mailed to ALS Association 7330 Staples Mills Rd. # 306 Richmond, VA 23228