Dr. Richard A. (“Rick”) Mickle died Friday, December 2, 2011, following a tragic motor vehicle accident. Rick was the second of four children born to William W. and Mary Alice Mickle, of Shenandoah, Iowa. Following high school, Rick attended the University of Arizona in Tucson and Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1977. He then attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1982. He then attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, and received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree in 1986. Following an internship at the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital and residency at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia, Rick settled in Phoenix and opened Adobe E.N.T. and Allergy offices in Mesa and Casa Grande. He served as an adjunct clinical professor at the Midwestern College of Osteopathic Medicine and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and on the Board of Directors of Mesa General Hospital. He also served on the Credentials Committee of Health Choice of Arizona and as Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Arizona Regional Hospital. Rick is survived by sons, James R. and Thomas R., and former wife Kathleen of Phoenix; Siblings William W. (“Mick”) Mickle II and wife Janice, Michele Mickle Ernst and husband Rick of Lincoln, Nebraska, Matthew S. Mickle and wife Kim of Pearland, Texas, three nieces, five nephews, two great-nieces, two great-nephews, and many loving aunts, uncles, friends and associates. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 2121 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona, Thursday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. A Rosary will be held at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. Visitation begins at 4pm, with family greeting guests beginning at 6pm. Condolences may be offered at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Education Arizona, 2025 North 3rd Street, Suite 165, Phoenix, Arizona 85004; Arizona Humane Society, 1521 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85041 or Creighton University College of Pharmacy Scholarship Fund, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68178.