Frank J. Halik, 87
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Frank Joseph Halik, 87 of Pittsfield, MA died Saturday October 30, 2021 at his home with his daughter by his side.
He was born in Lake Ronkonkoma, L.I., NY on December 11, 1933, a son of Frank J. and Helen (Seibert) Halik. He attended local schools and graduated from SUNY-Farmingdale in 1953 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine-Orono in 1958.
Frank was employed by General Electric Co. from 1953-1991. With a career in electrical engineering, he held several activity leader positions primarily in GE Field Service and Plans and Programs on USAF and USN Missile Guidance Programs. His work took him to several GE plants in the Northeast, but his major field assignments were on the Air Force Eastern Test Range at San Salvador, Bahamas (1958-1960), and to the Lockheed Missile and Space Facility at Sunnyvale, CA (1960-1964), before settling in Pittsfield in 1964. His tenure in GE’s Ordnance Department began mid 1960 until he retired in July 1991.
He was a communicant of the former St. Teresa’s Church. Frank was a member of the GE Pensioners; GE Quarter Century Club; the Elfun Society and the GE Retiree Friday Lunch Bunch.
He was a lifelong Dodgers fan and sports enthusiast and enjoyed reading. Frank and his late wife enjoyed traveling around the world on over 42 cruises, sharing many adventures with his brother and sister-in-law.
His wife was Rosalee Evelyn (Forsyth) Halik, who died on May 11, 2018. They were married on April 29, 1961. Survivors include one daughter- Suzanne L. (Myron Ritrosky Jr.) Halik of Pittsfield and one son- Robert F. (Christine) Halik of Norfolk, VA. He also leaves seven grandchildren; Mark (Lyndsay), Garret, Tyler and Ryan Halik, Kathryn (Joel) Kania, Molly and Jayme McGuigan, one brother- John (Sandy) Halik of Poughkeepsie, NY and niece Shari and nephew David.
A heartfelt thank you to Hospice Care of the Berkshires and his nurses, especially Chrissy and Nadine, and aide Jill. Rich Hayes from Hospice was a great friend and comfort to us all. Dr. Albert always was the voice of reason and sometimes just an ear for venting. Thanks to Vicki for caring for and loving Frankie. And love to Myron for being Frank’s best friend and fellow sports enthusiast who would have endless conversations with him about all things sports related.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Frank Halik will be private and interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum in St Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choosing, as Frank and Rosalee were generous with many different charities in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA 01201. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
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