Peter Stickl, age 61, passed away at home in Falls Church, VA on February 1, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife of 6 years Colleen (McCall) Stickl, son Peter (& Ashley) Stickl of Annandale, VA, son Adam Stickl of Springfield, VA, and treasured grandsons Corbin & Myles. Pete was an amazing husband, father and Opa, and blessed his family every day with Christian love and joyful memories. Pete enjoyed world travel and the great outdoors, finding time to hike, bike, fish, camp and kayak whenever possible.
Pete retired from NGA (National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency) in 2011 after 32 years of federal government service as a cartographer, program manager, and international policy staff officer. His most rewarding years were spent on overseas assignments in Indonesia (1985-1988) as the Agency Technical Representative and in Germany (1998-2001) as the Eastern European Desk Officer. During the early years of his career, Pete helped produce nautical charts, hydrographic & topographic surveys, and trained international partners as the Agency Liason Officer for NGA’s predecessor organizations. Pete’s smile, friendship and vivacious personality are legendary. His strong voice and quick wit were in high demand to lead numerous department functions and activities. He will be greatly missed by the many friends he made there.
Pete was pre-deceased by his father Peter Jr. in 1993, his mother Elisabeth (Eichel) of Grand Island, NY in 2013, and loving wife Heide (Doermer) in 2005 after 23 years of marriage. Pete is also survived by brother Harald (& Margot) of Grand Island, NY, brother Paul (& Bonnie) of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Heide’s parents George & Hanna Doermer, brothers-in-law Art, Steve & Mark Doermer, 8 nieces & nephews, 3 great nieces & nephews, Colleen’s parents, her 3 brothers and 4 sisters, and their extended families.
A celebration of Pete’s life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Memorial Baptist Church, 3455 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22207. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baptist World Alliance, and/or Memorial Baptist Church missions fund (see “Charities” below).