Alex J. Gulics

June 20, 1953 - June 15, 2018
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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 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.


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Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Immaculate Conception Mausoleum & Cemetery


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Tony Bujalski posted on 6/19/18

I knew Sonny from my years in the Navy. He was part of the Three Amigos, Sonny, Garis, Ski, (Tony).Or as he liked to call me, "Hey Polack". And the only person to get away with it. God I'm going to miss that call. Cher,Tim, I'm so sorry for your loss and not being able to attend Sonny"s Funeral. If I were there I would Bear hug the both of you, and cry with you, and then I would tell you stories of your Husband and Dad that would make you laugh. For now that is what we have to do, remember and tell the stories of Sonny, the funny ones, and the serious ones, for he lives in our minds and in our hearts. I lived on a ship with my brother in arms for three years. We worked, partied, made rank, and grew to be men in those three years. I would like to write more but my eyes keep tearing up. I believe that our journey continues after we die, and I pray that I will see Sonny again. I pray for your family, for the strength to get through this. HAND SALUTE.........TWO Fair Winds Sailor.


Bob Hoffman posted on 6/19/18

I am so sorry to hear about Alex passing. I work at Bristol Myers Squib and I saw Alex many times in the power house. I will truly miss him being here at work and our many conversations. He was a Good Man! May all of you take comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain and is watching over all of you.


Tim Gulics posted on 6/18/18

Miss you, dad.


Rodney B. Johnson posted on 6/18/18

Condolences to you and your family from me and mine.


Scott Arnold posted on 6/18/18

I will miss Al and our Monday morning conversations. Rest in peace old friend.


Christine Magliozzo posted on 6/18/18

Thank you for always making Christmas a little extra special for the kids. We love you and will miss you, Uncle Sonny. Happy Birthday in Heaven! Love, Christine, Mike, Alexandra, Nicolette and Michael.


Cynthia Burke posted on 6/18/18

All our sympathies, McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union


Michael Grasso posted on 6/18/18

Uncle Sonny, I will miss our talks. Rest in Peace. Love you, Michael


Ray posted on 6/18/18

Cheryl, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the honor to have known Alex and considered him a friend not just a co-worker. Alex was such a great guy and a lot of fun to work with. He will be greatly missed.


Frank J Leary posted on 6/17/18

I TOO was on the TURNER 71-75, Gunners Mate AS DIV. I remember him well. So sorry to hear of his passing. Too young, too soon. Memory Eternal. Frank Leary


Celia Malm posted on 6/17/18

Sympathy for your loss.


James Gulics Jr posted on 6/17/18

Both Venice and I are very sorry for your loss


Kathy Grasso posted on 6/17/18

"Little" Brother.....I will remember the day you were born, the day you left us and all the wonderful times in between. Also your uncanny ability to drive your older sister crazy. You were a good person and I will miss you terribly until we meet again. All my love, Kathy