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Edward J. Dickus

May 22, 1931 — January 14, 2024

Cheshire

Edward J. Dickus

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Edward Joseph Dickus, a longtime resident of Cheshire, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Jane Blair Dickus for 53 wonderful years. He leaves behind his son Stephen (Linda) Delray of Cornwall, NY, his daughter Lynn Dickus of Meriden, CT, a niece, and several cousins.

Born in New Haven on May 22, 1931 to the (late) Anthony J. and Josephine Kronkaitis Dickus, he was a proud Korean War veteran, a graduate of University of Connecticut and Hillhouse High School. He earned degrees in both mathematics and counseling. He cherished his memories with students and staff at Fair Haven Middle School, where he taught math for 30 years.

He was the President & CEO of Maintenance Service of New Haven, Inc. a company he started on his own, which lasted several years.

A sports enthusiast, Ed was an avid fan of St. Louis Cardinals and UCONN Men’s and Women’s basketball. In his spare time, he enjoyed singing in various choirs, dancing, and playing chess. He was a longtime member of St. Casimir’s Knights of Lithuania, Chapter 50, New Haven Federation of Teachers Retiree chapter. His handsome looks and friendly personality brought joy to many, even through his final days at Curtis Home in Meriden. He took a genuine interest in those around him, and will be sorely missed.

Arrangements – A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main Street. Burial will follow at Centerville Cemetery in Hamden. Friends may greet his family from 10:00 A..M. until the start of the service. Memorial contributions, in his name, may be made to the Cheshire Community Food Pantry.

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Friday, January 26, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes - Cheshire

615 S. Main Street (Rt. 10), Chesire, CT 06410

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Friday, January 26, 2024

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615 S. Main Street (Rt. 10), Chesire, CT 06410

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