JOHN A. MICIK, 92, of Byram peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, Oct. 19 at The Nathaniel Witherell nursing home. He joins his beloved wife, Louise, who recently passed away.
He was born in Jessup, PA on Aug. 1, 1920 to the late Andrew and Susanah Mihalith Micik.
At the age of 21, John enlisted in the Armed Forces and joined the 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion of the U.S. Army. He served under General George Patton and was part of the D-Day invasion at Utah beach and the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 17, 1945.
John met Louise in 1946 and married her on May 17, 1947 at St. Roch Church and they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. He worked at Conde Nast, Elan Chemical, Clairol, New York Graphic Society, and Greenwich Country Day School.
John was a member of the Byram Veterans, American Legion, Disabled American Vets, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and Armstrong Court Garden Club. In 1996, John was president of the 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion and along with his wife Louise, hosted an army reunion in Hartford, CT. John truly enjoyed spending time with his family, attending army reunions, and playing the harmonica and accordion. He was an avid cook and gardener and learned to live off the land growing up in Pennsylvania. He loved music and singing. He was very patriotic and attended the annual Salute to the Vets and Memorial Day services. John gave his love and enthusiastic support to his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family. John enjoyed family get togethers especially the annual Micik picnics at Byram Shore. His sincerity, wit, graciousness and genuine care for others will always be remembered.
John is survived by his three sons John and wife Marilyn of Virginia, James and wife Joy of Greenwich and David and wife Marie of Greenwich; grandchildren Andrew, Emily, William, James, Michael and Brendan; sisters Mildred Zamfino of Florida and Mary Putrino of Greenwich; sister-in-law Carmela Micik of Milford and brother-in-law, Nick Lagronegro of Greenwich; and many nieces and nephews and their extended families.
He was predeceased by his wife Louise, brothers Emil and William and sister Catherine Szuch.
Friends may call from 4-8PM on Friday, October 26 at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich, CT. There will be a prayer service by Pastor John Perling from 7 PM to 7:20 PM. A Christian Burial Service will be celebrated 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 27 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Byram, CT. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 290 Delavan Ave., Greenwich, CT or Nathaniel Witherell Patients’ Trust Fund, 70 Parsonage Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830.