Elizabeth Native Nicholas “Mickey” Leszczak, Dead at 86

Mickey Leszczak, age 86 passed away suddenly at his home in Brick on Friday, Aug. 31. Born in Elizabeth, he lived in Point Pleasant and Lake Forest before moving to Brick with his wife of 65 years, Ellen (Allen) Leszczak. He was employed as a patent administrator at Singer Sewing Machine for 40 years in Elizabeth, Manhattan and Fairfield for his working life.

He was a decorated WWII veteran, proudly serving his country in the 78th Lighting Division of the United States Army. Mickey was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge and received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.

He was an active member of the Point Pleasant Elks and the Princeton Commons Men’s Club. Throughout his life Mickey was an avid fisherman and boatman. He loved pinochle and shooting pool. Early in his life Mickey was a champion diver and lifeguard out of Dowd Pool in Elizabeth.

He was predeceased by his brother, George Leszczak; his sisters Olga Baytala and Elizabeth Vezeris.

Surviving are his loving wife Ellen (Allen) Leszczak; his daughter Jackie Stone and her husband Tom of Tewksbury, MA.; his son Daniel “Dan” Leszczak as well as his sister Mary Hauenstein and her husband Richard along with many nieces and nephews. He deeply loved his grandchildren, Nichole and Daniel Leszczak of Raleigh North Carolina and his four great grandchildren, whom he had recently visited.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Hwy. 88, Brick. A funeral mass will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Martha’s Church, Pt. Pleasant. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Elks National Veterans Service Commision, #1698. 820 Arnold Ave., Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 Attention: Nancy.

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