George M.  Wilk, Sr.
Died: Jan 22, 2016
Wilk, Sr.
George Michael Wilk, Sr. age 70 of Great Meadows, NJ passed away Friday afternoon January 22, 2016.  He died suddenly, didn’t see it coming and went within seconds. 
George was born on March 26, 1945 in Pittston, Pennsylvania.  He was one of three children born to the late Stanley and Josephine Wilk. 
As a teenager, George worked for several years on the Kirdzik Family Farm of Great Meadows, Where he was treated as a beloved son. 
He worked for: Cooke Chemical Factory, Reichold Chemicals, and British Petroleum in Hackettstown.  His last place of employment, for many years was Wicki Wholesale Stone of Great Meadows, where he worked as a welder and truck maintenance / mechanic.  He was a welding extraordinaire!  His welding work will live on!  That’s why they called him “ Mac Guyver”. 
Quiet Contemplation, deep thoughts and a great love of everything historical, especially “War History” comprised George Wilk. 
His passions were fishing and canoeing in the Catskill Mountains and his yearly hunting trips to Maine with his “brother” Ron.  One of his favor past – times was eating good home cooked meals.  As an avid gardener, he enjoyed growing his own heirloom tomatoes.  Especially, this last year’s bumper crop of 38 heirloom tomato plants that he relished up to this past October.  Also, using his God – given creativity and resourcefulness, George trained blue Morning Glory flowers / vines to grow on strings as porch shade cover blinds. 
As a loving father and uncle, he shared and taught his love of fishing and hunting to his son, George Jr, and nephews and grand – nephews and many others. 
As a lover of the great outdoors and a long – term member of the Cat Hollow Rod and Gun Club, George participated in many hunting and fishing trips. 
In the quietness of the fishing holes in the Catskill Mountains and in Maine’s open wilderness, George felt most at peace and one with Nature and God. 
A true outdoors man, huntsman, marksman and nature lover. 
His favorite and beloved dog was Nichodmus a black Lab that the family took everywhere. 
George traveled to Alaska, Newfoundland, Hawaii and made yearly trips to Maine. 
George is survived by his beloved wife, friend and partner of 49 years, Nancy Wicki Wilk (from November 11, 1967 to January 22, 2016); one son, George Michael Wilk, Jr., and one daughter, Cherie Wilk Swider and his beloved cat, Gracie. 
Also, he is survived by the following family members: a younger sister, Christine McFadden,
Pete Wicki (brother in law) his wife Heather and their children Zane, Logan, and Maya.  Mother in law, Florence Rafalko, Brother in law Jeff Wicki, Nephews: Stanley Wilk III, Michael Wilk, Keith Wicki, Kevin Wicki.  Nieces: Rita Wilk Gonzales, Amy Wicki, Amanda Martinez & Michelle Sharp.  3 great nephews: Mikie Wilk, Jr., Jacob Wilk, and Nicholas Wilk. 
Great Nieces: Sarah Wilk, Jessica Wicki, Mikaela Wicki, Dannielle Rose, and one great – great niece, Lily Oliver. 
He was predeceased in death by his parents and beloved older brother, Stanley “Stash” Wilk. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in George Wilk, Sr’s name to: The Good News Home, 33 Bartles Corner Road, Flemington, NJ 08822. 
George believed that women in addiction recovery deserved a second chance at life. 
The Good News Home can provide this; George had a deep and abiding faith that we would all be together in the next life.  George, aka, “Mac Guyver”, “Roamie”, has left us with a deep abyss in our hearts.  We know his spirit is strong and look forward to seeing him soon. 
He will be sorely and sadly missed by everyone’s life that he touched.                                                                                 
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Hackettstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 927 Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. A repass will be held at the Independence Fire Hall on Cemetery Road, Great Meadows NJ following the service. For more information and to leave a condolence please log onto
Arrangements are under the directions of Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.


Elizabeth and Stuart Ridley
February 10th, 2016 1:09 pm
We got to know our lovely neighbors George and Nancy when they adopted a little black cat who had wandered on my porch. They named her Gracie. It was such a delight to see Gracie bond so deeply with them, and Gracie quickly wrapped George around her little paw. And it was such a pleasure to then get to know George and Nancy, chatting away in their warm and welcoming home. George was such a wonderful man, always working so hard around the house, and always with a cheerful greeting and kind words. Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss of such a warm, loving, funny & hardworking husband and father.
Bill and Flo Briner
January 29th, 2016 12:20 pm
Dear Nancy, Cherie and Georgie, We were both shocked to hear about George. I know it was a shock for everyone. I have such great memories from my childhood, our Jersey visits and the trip you all came to in Alaska. One of my fondest memories was when we were at the "POND" at your Moms house with Aunt Helen, Greg, Carol, Barb, Valerie and her two boys and Georgie and Aunt Ginnie. George would take Nolan out in that little boat out on the water. He then would speak Spanish to Nolan and Nolan would tell him no hable Espanol!!! then proceed to answer George in English. one of many fantastic memories. I'm so glad we have such good memories and pictures. We love you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Flo
Dale Hopkins
January 28th, 2016 8:41 am
My deepest sympathy to your entire family. He was a good friend and neighbor.
Marvin J. Hopkins
January 27th, 2016 2:40 pm
So sorry for your loss.
Bob & Karin Schardt
January 27th, 2016 11:25 am
Dear Nancy, Georgie & Cherie, Our sincere condolences for your loss. We will miss George tremendously. But, we have so many fond memories of our fun times together. God has another angel in heaven. I'm sure George has found the perfect fishing spot there.
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