Collin R Carrick
April 9, 1999 to July 25, 2021
Perry Township, Massillon, Ohio. Aged 22
Collin went home to be at the feet of Jesus on Sunday, July 25 from PEComa, a rare form of cancer, holding his mother and father’s hands while at The Cleveland Clinic. Collin fought a valiant and painful fight over the last year, and is finally at peace and pain free. He had no regrets in life and accepted Jesus as his Savior.
Collin is survived by his parents, George H. and Cheryl L. Carrick (Hicks), Brothers, Chase A. and Connor S. Carrick, grandmother, Betty Adorjan, Grandfathers, George A. Carrick and Robert L. Hicks, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Collin is preceded in death by his grandmother – Anna Marie Carrick (Traister).
Collin was homeschooled and enrolled as an honors student and in the Emerging Leaders program at The University of Akron as a full-time student pursuing a dual degree in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. He had four classes left to complete. Collin participated in Akron Cyber Defense Club, founded and ran a student cybersecurity club at The University of Akron. Collin was a server moderator for Esports at the University of Akron, helped build many of the computers used by the Esports Team and received a moderator award for service, which will be hung in the Student Union. He received his Eagle Scout with two palms in 2017, and was a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts National Honor Society. He has received the High Adventure Triple Crown award for completing treks at Philmont, Sea Base and participating in the inaugural trek at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia where the signatures of his crew on a sash and group photo hang in the Boy Scout Museum in Texas.
Collin loved to participate in Hackathon. He and a team of friends placed first in the cryptography challenge at BSides Cleveland. He also participated in InfraGard and other security-related conferences and seminars. Collin was a published author with a paper on Net Neutrality. Collin was an avid outdoorsman and loved backpacking, camping, hiking, and just being in nature. He enjoyed traveling and especially loved cabins in the mountains, the Western US, cruising and island and beach activities. Making friends was his passion, he surrounded himself with many exceptional friends and acquaintances. Even in immense pain while in the hospital, he made sure to get to know each of his nurses, staff and doctors complimenting them each personally with each interaction.
Collin was in his second year of his internship at Goodyear Tire and Rubber working in Information Technology, where he loved his co-workers and peers and was looking forward to becoming a permanent team member, as well as his co-op in the fall.
Calling hours will be held at Village Baptist Temple at 6322 Whipple Avenue NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720 on Friday, July 30, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, followed by a service at 11:00 am with Dr. Phil Clayton, Senior Pastor presiding. A light lunch will be served following the service on Saturday. A private burial service will be held for the family on Monday, August 2, 2021, at Massillon Cemetery.
Flowers and gifts can be sent to Village Baptist Temple. The church can be reached at 330-494-4546 for details.
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Village Baptist Temple
6322 Whipple Avenue NW, North Canton OH 44720