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Alexander Pikulik, 87, Valhalla WWII Veteran

VALHALLA, N.Y. – Alexander Pikulik of Valhalla died July 10 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. He was 87.

He was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Alexander and Fekla Pikulik. A parishioner of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Yonkers, Pikulik served on the board of directors at St. Vladimir's Cemetery in Jackson, N.J. He also maintained a residence in Montauk, N.Y.

Pikulik served in the military intelligence branch of the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1985, he retired from a 36-year career with the New York Telephone Company. Pikulik started as a craftsman and went on to have several management positions.

He was married to Julia Eugenia Moros for more than 59 years.

He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Pratt Institute and also had a New York State Professional Engineering license. Pikulik also completed a professional management development program at Harvard Business School and was a member of the Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering society.

Pikulik is survived by his wife, Julia Eugenia; a son, Mark, a daughter-in-law, Janet; a granddaughter; three nieces; a nephew; a sister-in-law Elaine; and a brother-in-law. He was predeceased by a son, Gregory; and a brother, Arkadie.

Visiting hours are from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Beecher Funeral Home in Pleasantville. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, Jackson, N.J. Burial will follow at St. Vladimir's Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, 316 Cassville Road, Jackson, NJ 08527.

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