Alex J. Gulics, age 64 years, of Kingwood Township, NJ, died on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township, NJ.
Known to many as “Sonny”, Alex was born on June 20, 1953 in Perth Amboy, NJ, son of the late Alex and Irene Grobleski Gulics. He was raised in Woodbridge, NJ, and later moved to Fords, NJ, prior to moving to Kingwood Township thirty-four years ago.
A 1971 graduate of Woodbridge Senior High School, upon graduation Alex would enlist in the United States Navy, serving a four year tour of duty before being honorably discharged in August of 1975.
Alex was an extremely dedicated and hard worker, and his mechanically-inclined brain would have him working for many years as a Stationary Engineer for Ford Motor Company, Edison, NJ. Working there until the facility closed, he then went on to work as a contractor for Bristol-Myers Squibb in Hopewell, NJ, where he has been for the past several years.
This loving husband and father would want to be remembered for many things; family and friends first and foremost, his love of the outdoors and nature, and his ability to do just about anything he set his mind to!
Alex was a true, “jack of all trades”, and he mastered many things. From electrical to plumbing, from mechanical to structural, Alex could figure most things out.
This was especially helpful as he loved tractors, particularly Ford tractors, and was known for rebuilding and restoring many throughout the years. He and his wife of forty-one years, Cheryl, both enjoyed living on the farm they built over thirty-four years ago; “Bluewood Farm” was their slice of heaven on Earth, and many animals as well as people enjoyed time on the farm.
The couple raised their only child, Tim, on the farm, and many happy memories were created which will not fade from their hearts.
Surviving are his wife, Cheryl A. Lyons Gulics with whom he joined hands in marriage on May 7, 1977 in St. Peter’s Church, Perth Amboy, NJ; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy John and Heidi Gulics and Heidi’s children, Stesha Newman and Aleksandra and her husband, Quinn Frost; his sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Michael Grasso; his niece and her husband, Christine and Michael Magliozzo; his nephew, Michael Grasso; his father-in-law, George Lyons; his great nieces and great nephew, Alexandra and Nicolette Magliozzo and Michael Magliozzo; and several extended family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ.
Alex will lie in repose on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, where family and friends are invited to join and celebrate his life.
Services and entombment in Immaculate Conception Mausoleum, Annandale, NJ, will take place privately.
Please visit Alex’s permanent memorial site at www.wrightfamily.com where one can light a memorial candle and leave a message of condolence and words of comfort, as well as share stories and photographs of his life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alex’s name may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated by the family.
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Services will be private. The visitation is open to the public.
Immaculate Conception Mausoleum & Cemetery
Entombment will be private.
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