Biographie Thomas-Louis Hickey

Biographie Thomas-Louis Hickey

Obituary of Thomas L. Hickey

South Bend Tribune

16 December 1966

T. L. Hickey Sr., Dies

In Hospital at 80


Thomas L. Hickey Sr., 80 of 1004 E. St. Vincent St., prominent South Bend building contractor and civic and business leader, died at 5 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph’s Hospital.


He entered the hospital Dec. 8 after becoming ill, returned to his home for a few days later and then was hospitalized again Thursday after taking a turn for the worse.


Hickey was president and board chairman of Thomas L. Hickey, Inc., 403 E. Madison St., the parent firm of other divisions.


The Hickey family has been in the building business here since 1845. Mr. Hickey’s father, Louis A., organized the present firm in 1895, and Hickey became president of the firm that bears his name in 1913 upon the death of his father.


His firm erected about two dozen buildings on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, most of the buildings on the St. Mary’s College campus and had built numerous hospitals in Indiana and Michigan.


Born in City


Many building projects in the area are the handiwork of the Hickey firm.


Hickey was born in South Bend Jan. 27, 1886, and was a life-long resident of the city. He was married to the former Kathryn B. Hiss Oct. 18, 1911, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.


They were honored with a high mass in the church on their 50th wedding anniversary observance Oct. 18, 1961.


He was a director of numerous business and civic organizations, including the Indiana Club, former Assn. of Commerce, Contractor’s Assn., St. Joseph Band & Trust Co., the St. Joseph County Department of Public Welfare, and former member of the board of trustees of the South Bend Redevelopment Department.


Other organizational affiliations included former president of the East Side Businessmen’s Club, member of the executive board of the St. Joseph Valley Boy Scouts of American, and holder of an honorary life member Silver Beaver Award.


He was a member of the South Bend Civic Planning Assn., Inc.; a member of the President’s Committee of the University of Notre Dame and the President’s Committee of St. Mary’s College, and a director of the Industrial Foundation.


Hickey also was a Fourth Degree member of the Council 553, Knights of Columbus and former faithful navigator of the council, and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.


Former Church Trustee


He was a former trustee of the church, former president of its Holy Name Society and a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society.


In June and July 1963, Hickey was hospitalized for five weeks at St. Joseph Hospital for treatment of a pelvis fracture suffered in a fall off a ladder at his summer cottage on Magician Lake, near Dowagiac.


Hickey especially cherished his role as godfather of Knute Rockne , Notre Dame’s legendary football coach, when Rockne converted to Catholicism Nov.25, 1926 [sic – Nov 20, 1925].


Hickey loved Notre Dame football and in 56 years missed only two home games and attended most of the games away from the campus.


Hickey was fond of golfing, fishing and outdoor activity and at one time was the president of the old Coquillard Golf Club.


Surviving are his widow, five sons, John P., Wellesley Hills, Mass.; Thomas L. Jr., Donald F., Jerry A., and Joseph E., all of South Bend, a daughter, Mrs. Gerald [sic- Gerard] F. Sarb, Dearborn, Mich., a brother, Marvin M. Hickey, South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Heston, Lindsey, Calif.; Mrs. Ross Avery, Elkhart, and Miss Genevieve Hickey, South Bend.


A son, Louis J. was killed in February 1951, when he was driving to the scene of an accident skidded on icy pavement on U.S. 20 east of the city and struck a utility pole.


A daughter, Mrs. Kathleen M. Arnt, died about two years ago.


All his sons graduated from Notre Dame.


Services at 11 a.m.


Friends may call in the Hickey Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today.


Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church on the Notre Dame campus. Rev. Charles M. Carey, C.S.C., will celebrate the mass and burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.


Active pallbearers will be officers of the St. Joseph Band & Trust Co. and honorary pallbearers will be the board of directors of the bank.


Memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund of the St. Joseph Valley Notre Dame Club.

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