The Obit For Ed Pikor

Edward G. Pikor Jr.

Published in the StamfordAdvocate from 9/26/2008 - 9/27/2008

EDWARD G. PIKOR, JR., age 56, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. Born in Meriden, CT on May 30, 1952, he was the son of Edward and Jean Pikor, and was a long time resident of Fairfield County.

Ed was a graduate of Dean Junior College and the University of New Haven where he excelled as captain of the baseball team and played football.

He played with the Cape Cod Baseball League, and in 1974 he had the third highest batting average in the league. He was an accomplished baseball player and coach, pre-game instructor for the New York Mets, a player-coach for the Red Sox organization, and scouted for the Cleveland Indians, as well as the Major League Scouting Bureau.

Ed spent two years with the Netherlands Baseball Association-Kinheim Baseball Club as a player and coach, and was also associated with the Newark Bears and the Bridgeport Bluefish as coach. Ed was most proud of his involvement and accomplishments with the youth of Fairfield County.

He worked with Trumbull and Fairfield Little Leagues and American Legion, ran various youth baseball clinics, and gave private instruction throughout Fairfield County. He was the owner of Pro-Net Sports.

Ed worked as an educator for the last 6 years in the areas of special education and Physical Education. He was most recently employed by Our Lady of Assumption School in Fairfield.

Ed was predeceased by his parents, Edward Sr. and Jean Pikor. He leaves his loving children Kimberly and Todd Pikor, his sister Pamela and husband David Vose, brother Gregory Pikor and wife Rita, sister Penny and husband Rodney Losi, his longtime companion Wendy Breskin, nieces and nephews Melissa Losi Armstrong and husband Patrick, Justin Losi, Jillian and Colin Vose. He is also survived by also survived by three aunts, Helen Fritz, Ann Pikor and Mildred Caplan, several cousins and many loving friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, September 29, 2008 at 9:30 AM., meeting Directly at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Rd., Fairfield., with interment to follow at St. John Cemetery in Wallingford.

Friends may greet the family on Sunday, September 28, 2008 from 3-7PM in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 S Benson Rd., Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Edward's memory to his children's education fund, c/o Karen Pelicano, 125 Cricker Brook Ln., Fairfield, CT 06824.