Irving Stanton Tick (1928-2011) was born in Bloomington, Illinois and was a 1951 graduate of
the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Tick began his career as a runner and clerk at
the Chicago Board of Trade. He returned to Bloomington in 1954 to help his father, William
Tick, with the family business, Morris Tick Co. In 1969, he took over the business, which he ran
for the next 30 years. He wed Joan Marie Saylor in 1957. He served on the Moses Montefiore
Temple board, performed at Community Players Theatre, and was member of the Bloomington
Human Relations Commission.