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Memories & Candles

“I had a dream about you last night. It wasn't the first, and I'm pretty sure it won't be the last, but for some reason, this one affected me the...Read More »
1 of 97 | Posted by: Suzette Graham - NJ

“My condolences to the Kikidakis family. ”
2 of 97 | Posted by: Athanasios Kikidakis

“Whenever I look back at my high school years, some of the brightest and happiest memories I have were spent with Mike and Pete at the Kikidakis home....Read More »
3 of 97 | Posted by: Kelly Gritschke - Union, NJ

“Mike, May your soul rest in peace, may God keep you safe in heavens. Your smile will continue to live in our memories. My condolences to the...Read More »
4 of 97 | Posted by: B.Wargo - Co-worker

“I feel lucky to have known Milkbone and I am better for it. I can't imagine what the Kikidakis family must be going through, but please take some...Read More »
5 of 97 | Posted by: Jennifer - Union, NJ - friend

“In working with Mike during the past year I appreciated his great smile and wonderful attitude, and heard many accolades from his colleagues and...Read More »
6 of 97 | Posted by: Barry Wexler - Union, NJ

“MIKE AKA SANDMAN AS I CALLED YOU. YOU WERE A GREAT GUY WITH A B IG HEART, YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED. EVERY SOFTBALL I PLAY I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER...Read More »
7 of 97 | Posted by: GREG PAYNE - UNION, NJ

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your...Read More »
8 of 97 | Posted by: Anonymous - An old friend

“Even though Mike and I worked in different divisions at work we still saw each other on breaks and in the halls. His smile and laughs always help to...Read More »
9 of 97 | Posted by: Mike Clemente - Cranford, NJ

“My deepest condolences to the Kikidakis family. Like many others, I share many fond memories of Milkbone from back in UHS Marching Band. ”
10 of 97 | Posted by: Christine (Silva) Rivera - NJ

“Dear Michael, You are the most wonderful person that I ever met. I remember you fixing the light in my kitchen and we all had a good time. I will...Read More »
11 of 97 | Posted by: Naomi Butner - Friend

“To My Dear Friend KIKI. You will be missed by all. You were the awesomest person that we ever met. We Love you with all of our hearts and you...Read More »
12 of 97 | Posted by: Lisa & Kenny Henninger - friend

“Though many years have passed since high school when I last saw Mike, I will always have fond memories of the good times we shared. My deepest...Read More »
13 of 97 | Posted by: Nicole (Hoffmann) Melnick - Union, NJ

“Mike in the short time we have known each other at Lincoln Tech i will always cherish the time we were friends. Rest in Peace Mike you will be missed. ”
14 of 97 | Posted by: James Brienza - Co-Worker

“Mr.k we'll miss you,although I only knew you for a short time the knowlege you gave us,and memories will never be forgotten.thanks for everything you...Read More »
15 of 97 | Posted by: Felino Nobre - newark, NJ

“Many years may have passed but it feels like yesterday when Mike got his varsity jacket with a small typo from the embroidery company that started it...Read More »
16 of 97 | Posted by: Mary (McMillan) Kleinsorgen

“To the Kikidakis Family, My deepest symphathy in this tragic and sudden loss of Mike. I cannot imagine the grief you are going through at this time...Read More »
17 of 97 | Posted by: Dennis Blumetti

“I haven't talked to Milkbone in years but I will never forget the years I spent in our early twenties with he and Pete and the rest of the gang in...Read More »
18 of 97 | Posted by: Jay Holler - Philadelphia, PA

“Whenever I am back in Union and happen to pass by Patton Road, I can't help but smile... Although it seems so long ago now, the countless days I...Read More »
19 of 97 | Posted by: Sherri Meyer Eckhardt - Delran, NJ

“Mike, Although I did not get the opportunity to know you too well in the time that we worked at Lincoln Tech together I feel lucky that I did get...Read More »
20 of 97 | Posted by: Nick Trezza - Kenilworth, NJ

“Mike wil surely be missed here at Lincoln Tech. Great attitude, good friend, allways cheered Me up, made everyone feel special, and now all my family...Read More »
21 of 97 | Posted by: John Noga - Union, NJ

“You helped me so much in such a short time. You were there to listen and help me with my problems. You became a dear friend in such a short time. My...Read More »
22 of 97 | Posted by: Anthony Gautreaux - Rahway, NJ

“Like so many others, I too will miss your hearty laugh and great smile. I loved walking down the halls of Lincoln Tech and seeing your smiling face...Read More »
23 of 97 | Posted by: Nichole Nunes - co-worker

“Like many of the good people who have left notes and memories, I too got to know Mike and Pete and the Kikidakis family when their home was a refuge...Read More »
24 of 97 | Posted by: michael reisman - seattle, WA

“I'm so sorry to hear of such a tragedy happening to such a wonderful person...He will be missed..... ”
25 of 97 | Posted by: Beverly Robinson - UNION, NJ

“I am truely heartbroken by the loss of Mr. K he is one of a kind. Everyday he greeted me with the utmost respect and kindness and for that I will...Read More »
26 of 97 | Posted by: Patrick Dempsey

“To the Kikidakis family: Please accept my deepest and most sincere sympathies in your time of great sadness. Although it has been many years since...Read More »
27 of 97 | Posted by: Joseph Pielech - Nagoya, Japan

Some of your boys “Just a pic of some of the boys whose life you touched and left a everlasting impression on, We will never forget you. We will tell our children about...Read More »
28 of 97 | Posted by: James Farrell - Friends students

“I know Mr.Kikidakis, since I joined Lincoln Tech a month ago. He was truly a very good teacher and gave me some very valuable knowledge which will...Read More »
29 of 97 | Posted by: Avennendra Mathur - Student

“For many years The Kikidakis Family was a huge part of my life...And in the upstairs "Apartment" of their home Pete, Milkbone and I, along with many...Read More »
30 of 97 | Posted by: Karen Wiktorowicz - Pt. Pleasant, NJ

“Mr. K was an instructor of mine at Lincoln Tech. We started there at the same time and within the first week he was a friend. He will be missed. Mr....Read More »
31 of 97 | Posted by: Brian Fiore - dayton, NJ

“My deepest condolences to the Kikidakis family. Milkbone was always such a sweet guy and he will never be forgotten... ”
32 of 97 | Posted by: Kelly Higgins - Friend

“I will always remember your smile and kind words. Rest in peace and may the Good Lord bless you ”
33 of 97 | Posted by: Chris Eagen

“My dear friend, Elizabeth and I will miss you, your infectious laugh, and your wide grin. Our hearts go out to your family. My God embrace you....Read More »
34 of 97 | Posted by: Don DePoto - Dear Friend

“Mr.Kikidakis was the by far best teacher at Lincoln tech his blessing will be with us forever rest in peace kiki ”
35 of 97 | Posted by: antonio mota - hilside, NJ

“To such a great,caring and influential person. thank you for ALL your help! you were a tremendous person with a big heart! you will be remembered...Read More »
36 of 97 | Posted by: Anthony Ayala - staten island, NY

“My condolences to Mike's family and friends. ”
37 of 97 | Posted by: anonymous

“Many different communities have lost an irreplaceable person. Mike touched so many of our lives and will be missed dearly. It is unfortunate that I...Read More »
38 of 97 | Posted by: Glenn McNamara - Friend

“Mike was a great person and will be missed by all who know him. Frank F ”
39 of 97 | Posted by: frank

“I was so sad to hear about Mike's passing. I havn't seen Mike in years, but he wasn't someone who was ever far from your mind or memory. He was...Read More »
40 of 97 | Posted by: Karen Kentrus Seibert

“Mike was very good hearted and a good friend. He will be missed, but not forgotten /R Bill C ”
41 of 97 | Posted by: Bill Cooney - Friend

“To the Kikidakis family, my deepest sympaties in your time of sadness. Although it has been many years since I have seen Mike, I will always...Read More »
42 of 97 | Posted by: Kristen Bellantoni - Union, NJ

“Please allow me to express my deepest sympaties to the family and close kin of Mr. Kikidakis. He was a great friend and a tremendous teacher. It is a...Read More »
43 of 97 | Posted by: Anthony Millan - Middlesex/Union, NJ

“Mr.Kikidakis was honestly the nicest and kindest teacher at lincoln tech. As many times as he subbed my class, I always learned a lot more from him...Read More »
44 of 97 | Posted by: Frank Takacs - Dayton, NJ

“He was a Great person the type of person that could help anyone when they were down you wil be missed ”
45 of 97 | Posted by: padilla - Student

“Mr. K was definitly a cool intro teacher and knew how to make anybody laugh. Eventhough I only had him as a teacher for a month, he will surely be...Read More »
46 of 97 | Posted by: Ed Szymborski - Student

“HIS SMILE LIVES FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS. ”
47 of 97 | Posted by: Hv-105 Day class LTI

“I am so very sad at the loss of Mike. He was the kind of guy you just liked right from the start. He was funny, and always seemed happy to be here....Read More »
48 of 97 | Posted by: Frank Spirig - Carlstadt, NJ

“MILKY , YOU WILL BE MISSED, I DONT EVER THINK IVE SEEN HIM MAD. MY LOVE TO THE FAMILY AND SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, HE WONT BE FORGOTTEN. LOVE THE...Read More »
49 of 97 | Posted by: DAN LAROSA - KENILWORTH - FRIEND

“Three Muskateers ”
50 of 97 | Posted by: EDDY - old best f

“Through my nephews, I have more nephews. Beautiful young men who I've seen grow up. Milkbone is one of those young men. I remember a lovely young...Read More »
51 of 97 | Posted by: Claire Racek - Roselle Park, NJ

“Words cannot express the feeling that knowing mike won't be around anymore. He was an absolute instant best friend. It's odd to think that I only...Read More »
52 of 97 | Posted by: Nick lombardi - union, NJ

“I am so sorry for the loss of Milkbone, and my heartfelt thoughts are with both family and friends at this difficult time. I only spent a little...Read More »
53 of 97 | Posted by: Anonymous - Union, NJ

“Barbara, Jimmy, Pete and Lindsay, We cannot measure a person’s life by the years or days he spends on earth. The measure of a life must be done...Read More »
54 of 97 | Posted by: Dr. Mom - Family

“I am truly heart-broken to hear of the passing of our beloved friend, Milkbone. He was an amazing individual and a friend to so many. I will always...Read More »
55 of 97 | Posted by: Michelle Bassinski Brick - NJ

“Mr. K was one of the nicest guys I had ever had the pleasure of knowing. We laughed and shared jokes, talked about life, and taught me many things...Read More »
56 of 97 | Posted by: Josh Rosen - manalapan, NJ

“my deepest sympathies during this very difficult time. i have very fond memories of mike and can't believe that his life has been cut short. my...Read More »
57 of 97 | Posted by: Rosie Silva Jones - Audubon, PA

“I would like to share my deepest sympathy to the Kikidakis family. Mr. K, you were truly one of the nicest men I have ever met. I'm going to miss...Read More »
58 of 97 | Posted by: James Farrell - Friend/Student

“An Angel has gotten his wings, Thank you Kikidakis family for sharing him with us. ”
59 of 97 | Posted by: anonymous

“It is truly amazing that you don't realize how deep a person touches you until they are gone. Milkbone had a spirit that we should all aspire to...Read More »
60 of 97 | Posted by: Trae

“Since the first day he sat behind me in class in the sixth grade, he's touched my life in ways that can't be put into words. He was a true friend,...Read More »
61 of 97 | Posted by: Elena Malyarov - Friend

“Jenny and I are truly saddened by this tragic event. So many people have commented on Mike's infectious laughter and I will echo that tenfold. I am...Read More »
62 of 97 | Posted by: Kevin Kendrick - Midland, MI

“to be able to call milkbone your friend was the honor held by many. that was because it didnt matter who you were or what you were about- he brought...Read More »
63 of 97 | Posted by: melissa vendemia bonassisa - NJ

“To my friend, my brother, my love. 20 years of friendship just doesn’t seem long enough. We went through so much together through those years. I...Read More »
64 of 97 | Posted by: Suzette Graham - Friend

“To the family of Mike Kikidakis, my deepest condolences to you. This is a very sad time for all of us. I knew Mike not only as a co-worker, but...Read More »
65 of 97 | Posted by: Ralph T. Marrero

“Mr. K was a good friend and all around great person. I will always treasure the personal and career advice you shared with me. My condolences to your...Read More »
66 of 97 | Posted by: Elizabeth M. Rodriguez

“We have lost a magnificent friend; a man who facilitated joy for so many, for so long. Milkbone was truly one of the most selfless and beautiful ...Read More »
67 of 97 | Posted by: L - Friend

“Although I only had the pleasure of working with Mike for a short time, I will truly miss him. He was the kind of guy that when you met, you felt...Read More »
68 of 97 | Posted by: Joseph A Baton - Hopatcong, NJ

“Mr k , I am sure going to miss u so very much. You are such a true and honest person , I will remember all the things u taught me and every thing we...Read More »
69 of 97 | Posted by: Ray - Lodi, NJ - Student-Friend

“He introduced me to John Coltraine and accepted mr like a brother...Love you Mike... ”
70 of 97 | Posted by: William "Trae" Daughtry - GA

“I don't know what to say right now, except that I can feel a bit of my heart break over the loss of Mikey. I remember him as the sweet and funny kid...Read More »
71 of 97 | Posted by: Karen (Izbicki) Wright

“Mr k. was an awesome guy, who could always put a smile on everyones face, i only knew him for the 11 months ive been at school , but he left an...Read More »
72 of 97 | Posted by: steve massett

“I first met Mike through his brother Pete in 89. He was my brother's best friend and a good friend of mine. I will never forget all the fun times...Read More »
73 of 97 | Posted by: frank kerner - bedford, TX

“Milkbone, you will be missed. A great guy always willing to help others. Make sure everyone up there meets BILL! ”
74 of 97 | Posted by: Michael Giaimo - Wayne, NJ, NJ

“Always a good dude......I'll miss him...he was a friend to many and will be missed dearly... ”
75 of 97 | Posted by: jonathan protopapas - union, NJ

“My heart has a hole in it since the word of Mike's death. I think of all we spoke of that was going right in his life, and now... I'm thankful for...Read More »
76 of 97 | Posted by: Larry Szostak - Morristown, , NJ

“My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michael Kikidakis from a classmate of his at UHS '96. ”
77 of 97 | Posted by: Barry Schneider - Union, NJ

“A very sad day it is. I only knew Mr.K for a few months, but in that short amount of time you could tell Mr.K was was a genuine person and had the...Read More »
78 of 97 | Posted by: James M Ofsanko - Student

“Michael watched over me in high school, or at least that's how it always felt. To this day I still tell people about him and how everyday after...Read More »
79 of 97 | Posted by: Mark Fonseca Rendeiro - Amsterdam

“Mike (Milkbone} was a great friend to me back in my middle school days(as Greg also noted) As a young teen trying to find myself and a group of...Read More »
80 of 97 | Posted by: Gary Kerner - albany, NY

“I haven't seen Mike in years, but MIke had a huge impact on my life when I was younger. He was a very good friend to me in middle school and high...Read More »
81 of 97 | Posted by: Gregory Kautz - union, NJ

“Michael, you will be missed.. ”
82 of 97 | Posted by: Hector Rodriguez - friend

“Even though my relationship with Michael was a short one, I felt very close to him as a friend. He always knew how to bring a smile to everyone. I...Read More »
83 of 97 | Posted by: Hector Rodriguez - east brunswick, NJ

“I only met Mike a few times, but when I picture him I remember his smile most. So sorry for your loss....my husband always spoke highly of him. ”
84 of 97 | Posted by: Susanna Rodriguez - NJ - friend

“Mike will always be in our hearts. He brought so many smiles to our faces and changed so many lives. I will never forget his laughter and kindness....Read More »
85 of 97 | Posted by: Keith Satterthwaite - Milltown, NJ

“I have only known Mike for a short time,but in that time he made me feel like i had known him all my life, always a smile or a joke, I know everyone...Read More »
86 of 97 | Posted by: Robert Matarazzo

“Though I wasn't around Mike for long, I have felt his passing us as if I knew him for years. Our Lincoln Tech family has truly lost a great person...Read More »
87 of 97 | Posted by: Priscilla Ledey - Co worker

“Tragedy has struck the Lincoln Tech campus. We are all suffering a huge loss. The death of Mike will truly affect everybody that has been fortunate...Read More »
88 of 97 | Posted by: Paul Monck

“Mike was the best friend anyone can have. He was giving and willing to help anyone at anytime. I'm sure nobody will ever forget his laugh. It was...Read More »
89 of 97 | Posted by: Alexis McNamara - Laurence Harbor, NJ

“Mike's presence within our campus will certainly be missed. His smile and genuine good nature was always a smile booster whenever he entered the room...Read More »
90 of 97 | Posted by: Joe Bellucci - Nutley, NJ

“On November 5th 2010 Michael Kikidakis leaves us shaken! Mike’s warm welcome that ended with a burst of laugher every time will surely be missed....Read More »
91 of 97 | Posted by: Kenrick A Eagar - Somerset, NJ

“On this past Halloween, my wife Carol and I saw Milkbone at the grocery store. We were so excited to see Mike and give him a hug and hear that he...Read More »
92 of 97 | Posted by: Kenneth Brandyberry - NJ - Friend

“"Milkbone", u will always have a place in my heart. We had some GREAT times together as a CLAN. ”
93 of 97 | Posted by: Jeffrey Lawson - Forked River, NJ

“Mr. K was a great person a great teacher & very helpful. My respect & condolence to the family. ”
94 of 97 | Posted by: Rene Solis - Student

“I had the opportunity to know Mr. K as we knew him for only a short time but he was such a bright light, and energetic person. He will be truly...Read More »
95 of 97 | Posted by: Ruben O.S. - NJ - Student

“Michael had an infectious laugh. Truly was the guy you loved to see every morning at work. ALWAYS laughing that "Elmer Fudd" laugh of his. I will...Read More »
96 of 97 | Posted by: Michael Shephard - union, NJ

“To the family of Michael Kikidakis, my deepest sympathy, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have known Mike since we worked at Ryan heating...Read More »
97 of 97 | Posted by: Luis Vendrell - Old Bridge , NJ


Michael, 32 was the beloved son of Dimitrios and Barbara, and the dear brother of`Peter and his wife Lindsay. He was born in Elizabeth and moved to Union in 1978. He worked as a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Instructor at the Lincoln Tech School in Union for the past year, prior to that he worked at Schering Plough in Kenilworth.

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