George E. Mikula, 77, of Florham Park, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014.
Born in Morristown, New Jersey, George was raised in Boonton and lived in Florham Park for the last 53 years. A graduate of Seton Hall University, George was a senior executive with City Federal Savings and Loan for over 25 years before co-founding in 1991 the mortgaging banking firm, Nationwide Financial Corp in Far Hills, NJ. Over the years he was very active in preserving the community of Florham Park, and held many volunteer positions. George was the town council president, member of many town boards, member of the New Library Committee, the 1976 Independence Day Committee Chairman, and was honored often for his efforts including being named Florham Park Jaycees Man of the Year in 1983. George was instrumental in the completion of many local civic projects, including the town gazebo and park, ball fields, parks, exercise trails and tennis courts.
His favorite time was spent at his summer home on Cape Cod with his wife, children and grandchildren. George was an avid sports fan, following local teams, his favorite college programs, the Cape Cod Summer Baseball League as well as the New York Giants, where he was a 40-year season ticket holder.
George is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice (nee: Zelenka), his three sons: David and his wife Mary Ellen of North Caldwell, Timothy and his wife Ann of Winchester, MA, and Jon and his wife Kristin of Mendham. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and his sister, Joan Mikula of Newton, MA.
Visitation will be on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at the Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb 8, 2014 at 10am at St. Vincent Martyr Church, 26 Green Village Rd., Madison, NJ. Cremation will be private.