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George P. Ulik

George P. Ulik

December 19, 1923 - August 12, 2017     Age: 93

Mr. George Paul Ulik, age 93, of Fernandina Beach, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2017 at the Warner Center for Caring.

He was born in Milwaukee, WI on December 19, 1923 one of seven children born to the late Leo and Clara Sieracki Ulik.

He graduated from the Army Air Corps  Cadet’s Training Program and flew B-17 bombers during WWII.  After the war, he worked for Olin Corporation as a corporate pilot. George met his wife, the former Dorothy Schrieber, in her hometown of Union City, New Jersey. After their marriage, which would last some 64 years, George and Dorothy made their home and raised their family in Mahwah, New Jersey.

George and his wife, Dorothy, retired to Fernandina Beach in 1985 moving from Sherman, Connecticut. Over the years he enjoyed many hobbies. From woodworking, including carving and constructing furniture, to working with stained glass and painting George was always creating. He also loved boating. George was known to take to the water in one of the several boats he owned over his lifetime. He even enjoyed model boats. George was a member of the Lemonade Boys Golf Club and a local model boat sailing club.

He was an usher for St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fernandina Beach for many years and then attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission in Yulee.

George predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Ulik, who passed away February 6, 2014.

He leaves behind his daughters; Jayne Dickson of Wantage, NJ, Nancy Demchuk and her husband, Edward, of Fernandina Beach, FL,  Suzanne Kilpatrick and her husband, John, of Patagonia, AZ and a grandson, Ryan Kilpatrick of Birmingham, AL.

He will be laid to rest at Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date.

 

6 Condolences

  • Kathryn Eubanks Posted August 13, 2017 12:14 pm

    Nancy and Family, prayers are with you during this sad time. Your Dad had a great life and was such a kind personI I loved to hear his stories about his life adventures and what he enjoyed/learned through them. He loved his three girls and spoke of all of you often. His friendship will be sorely missed.!

  • Ben and Gail Shave Posted August 14, 2017 12:20 pm

    Nancy and Ed, we will miss George so much. He was a wonderful neighbor and one of the nicest
    kindest man I’ve ever known.

  • Donna Green Posted August 14, 2017 1:58 pm

    Nancy and Ed, My sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May God bless you and give you peace.

  • Michael & Socorro Laurent Posted August 14, 2017 6:51 pm

    Our heart felt condolence to you and your family. We will remember the times we visited him at the villages, These memories will always remain in our hearts.

  • Carl & Deborah Peers Posted August 14, 2017 9:05 pm

    Nancy and family, Please accept our deepest sympathies. We enjoyed many years playing cards with your Dad and Mother. George always had a big smile and a “Hello Doll” whenever he saw us. We will miss him.

  • Hank and Kathy Dimlich Posted August 15, 2017 11:32 am

    A man of great humility, courage, and an enthusiasm for life. It seemed to me he was always open to new
    experiences and stories despite all that he had done in his life.

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