Alexander Joseph "Butchie" Miklos, age 62 of West Haven died Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at the West Haven Veterans Hospital. He was the father of Amy A. (David) Harvey of Ansonia; brother of Barbara Noble, John, Joseph and Charles Miklos, all of Milford; grandfather of Heather, William Jr. and Jordan Thompson; uncle of Annmarie and Tina Horton, Elizabeth Ramirez, Toni and Emily Pruiett and John Andrasko, all of West Haven and the late David Noble. He is also survived by his dear friend, Ernest Costa; many cousins and friends; and his former wife, Deborah Pucko. He was born in Bridgeport, July 28, 1944, son of the late Alexander and Margaret Cole Miklos. A combat Veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. He was an active member of the First Congregational Church of West Haven and served as Deacon and on the Comad and Missions Committees. Butchie's vision was to open a soup kitchen at the church which became a reality in April of 2006 and was named after him. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 in the First Congregational Church of West Haven. The hours for visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Interment with military honors will be in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Alex's Soup Kitchen, c/o First Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, West Haven, CT 06516.
Published in the Connecticut Post on 5/6/2007.
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