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George R. Mikulak

January 16, 1948 ~ March 16, 2021 (age 73)


George (Chip) Mikulak, 73, of Bristol, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 16, 1948 in Bristol, son of the late George and Dorothy (Provost) Mikulak.

George was the loving husband of Geraldine (Anthony) Mikulak for 51 years. While retired Chip and Geraldine spent most of their time together. One of their favorite activities was to go to the casino and try their luck.

Chip was born and raised in Bristol, CT and attended Bristol public schools. In high school he played football, baseball and basketball. In his senior year, at Bristol Central High School, he was the class president as well as the valedictorian. During this time he worked as a life guard at Lake Compouce. He was an excellent swimmer so that was the perfect job.

Later in life, Chip was a Fireman for ten years at Engine 2 in Bristol. He left the Fire Dept. to pursue his dream of owning a business. He opened The Sound Co in 1987 and spent the next 14yrs growing the business. He was an avid golfer and played at several prominent courses throughout his life. His favorite course was The Desert Springs Golf Club in Palm Desert, CA. He loved the water whether it was a little swimming hole he found as a kid or the beaches of southern CA. Chip loved to play his guitar and sing with his wife Geraldine. He was a people person and made lifelong friends where ever he went. He had a great sense of humor which was both witty and comical. He was also a bit of a daredevil and loved riding his motorcycle in his younger years.

In addition to his wife Geraldine, George is survived by his daughters Monique Mikulak-Pellum of CA, Alisha Saxby and her husband Howard of CT, Sunny Brandt and her husband Justin of FL; Peter Richard Mikulak of CA; grandchildren Devin, Trenton, Jackson, Karson, Makayl, Maseon, Peyton, Warrick, Avery, Jasmine, Amanda and Shanetta; as well as two great-grandchildren; brothers Pete Mikulak of FL, Gary Mikulak of CT; sisters Nancy Bouyea and her husband Pete of MA, Dorothy Mikulak of MA and several nieces and one nephew.

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