Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
The Rev. James F. Trick, 78, passed away at 1:13 p.m. June 2, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born on Sept. 18, 1934, in Dayton, to Lawrence and Bertha Schnorr Trick, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his siblings, Sr. Teresa OSF of Oldenburg, Ind., Herman Trick of Dayton, Edward (Jacqueline) Trick of Arcanum, William (Joanne) Trick of Kettering, and Robert Trick of Cincinnati, and sisters-in-law, Ann of Kettering, Judi of Dayton and Jacque of Vandalia.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Leo Trick, Leonard (Betty) Trick, Larry Trick, Louis Trick and Henrietta Trick.
Fr. Trick did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary. He studied theology at Mt. St. Mary's Seminary of the West in Norwood. He was ordained May 28, 1960, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati, by Archbishop Alter.
During his 53 hears as a priest, Fr. Trick served in many capacities. On May 15, 1960, he began his first assignment as assistant at St. Lawrence parish in Cincinnati. In August of 1960, he was appointed as an assistant pastor at St. Elizabeth parish in Norwood, where he served until 1967. While at Norwood, Fr. Jim was also a teacher at Purcell (1960-1965) and Regina High Schools (1965-1967). From 1967-68, he served as an assistant pastor at St. Mary's Parish in Middletown, where he also was a chaplain at the local hospital and a teacher at Middletown Fenwick. In 1968, he was director of religious education for the archdiocese of Cincinnati. In 1969, he was an assistant pastor at Sr. Francis de Sales, Cincinnati, and was a teacher at Elder High School. From 1970-75, he served as a full-time associate pastor at St. Francis De Sales and from early 1975-76 he served as a substitute pastor for the following parishes: St. Louis of North Star, St. Remy of Russia, St. Paul of Yellow Springs, St. Helen's and Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Providence Hospital of Cincinnati, St. Agnes of Cincinnati and Holy Angels, Sidney. He served as co-pastor of Holy Angels in Sidney from 1976-84 and was pastor of Holy Redeemer in New Bremen (1984-1996). He served two terms as the head of the St. Mary's Deanery. From 1996-98, he served as a temporary associate pastor of St. Mary in Greenville. In 1998, he was pastor of St. Lawrence of Rhine and Immaculate Conception of Botkins until his retirement in 2002.
After his retirement in 2002, he resided at Indian Lake. He was a member of the Indian Lake Knights of Columbus. Later he moved to Maria Stein, and helped reopen the Maria Stein Spiritual Center. In his later years, he resided at the Carthagena Senior Retirement Center and most recently at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
Earlier in his priesthood, Fr. Trick studied art under Paul Chitlau and Frank and Dianne McElwain in Cincinnati. Over the years, he created many spiritual paintings. His favorite divinely inspired piece was entitled "Gentle Love." Fr. Jim's other interests included photography, fishing and gathering with friends. He directed youth and adult retreats. He led the Monday night prayer team in St. Henry for many years. He also presided at faith rallies and healing services at the Spiritual Center in Maria Stein. He ministered by using humor and his creative talents in teaching and leading people in Pentecostal prayer. He blessed many people throughout his years of being a faithful servant to the Lord.
A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, New Bremen, the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr presiding, with Rev. Thomas Mannebach, Rev. Jerry Buschur and Rev. Greg Bornhorst concelebrating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Dayton.
Reception of the Body Service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday or 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church.
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.
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