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Robert Simion Bickis Jr.

November 3, 1973 — November 21, 2023

Robert Bickis Jr., 50, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on November 21, 2023 at his home.

He was born in Sacramento, California, on November 3, 1973, son of Robert (Donna) Bickis Sr. and Becky Coldren.  He is survived by his parents, his sibling Wendy (J.R.) Coalson; and step siblings Tommy George, Tara (Jedd) Rawlins, Jason (Wil) George-Hollands, Jonathan (Maggie) Benner, his niece Claren Coalson, his nephew Trey Coalson, god-daughter Ocean Coldren, and his very best furry friend, OB. 

Affectionately known as “Bob” or “Bickis”, Columbus, Ohio, aka “CBUS”, is the only place that he ever called home.  He attended Columbus Academy and graduated from Dublin High School in 1992.  After two years at Western State College in Colorado, he returned to Ohio State University to finish studies.  After college, Bob embarked on a remarkable career as a realtor, beginning in 1996 with Bickis Realtors, branching off into his own brokerage with Resource Realty in 2000, and creating Smart Move Realty in 2020.

Bob enjoyed entertainment of all types, travel, music, sailing, hiking, skiing, golfing, and the arts; however, he was most passionate about his philanthropic work in downtown Columbus.  Because of his love for Columbus, unmatched natural-born leadership, and drive to give back to the community, he was committed to connecting people, quality businesses, and local institutions to enhance the quality of life throughout downtown Columbus.  Bob was an active member of multiple organizations to include the Rotary Club, Downtown Residence Association of Columbus, Franklinton High School Board, Greater Columbus Arts Council, and was an award-winning member of Create Columbus.

Bob envisioned a life where kindness and generosity would guide his every action.  We will truly miss our loving, adventurous, and generous son and brother.

A visitation will be held at Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St. in Hilliard, OH on Sunday, December 3 from 1:00-3:00 pm. 

A Mass of Christian Burial, followed by a luncheon, will be held at St. Brendan Catholic Church, 4475 Dublin Rd. in Hilliard, OH on Monday, December 4 at 10:30 am. 

In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Donate to The Michael J. Fox Foundation (

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Monday, December 4, 0023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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4475 Dublin Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026

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