Thomas G. Halikman of Clayton, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017, at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his parents Courtleigh and Ernestine Halikman. Beloved husband of Ruthann (nee Gresens) Halikman. Loving father of David Halikman of Clayton, Jodi Hoynak (Paul) of Clayton, Thomas Halikman (Jennifer) of Boca Raton, FL. and Ricky Halikman (Lori) of Franklinville. Dear brother of James C. Halikman (Barbara) of Feasterville, PA and Miriam L. Dunn (Joseph) of Lancaster, PA. Loving grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Tom joined the St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Clayton on May 28th, 2017. Although he was only a member for a very short time, his devotion to the Lord and the church family was a high point in his life. He loved St. Paul’s and continually invited and wanted his family to come and worship with him at his church home.
Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a Past Master Mason at the Thomas R. Patton Lodge #659. He enjoyed fishing and going to flea markets, especially Cowtown where he was a steer wrestler in the Cowtown Rodeo for many years. Tom loved traveling, especially back and forth to Memphis, Tennessee to visit family. He loved helping others in any way he could and will be sadly missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Barclay Funeral Home, 208 Maple Street, Clayton, NJ 08312. His funeral service will begin at 12 Noon at the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 103 Aura Rd., Clayton, NJ 08312. Sign the guestbook and send condolences at BarclayFuneralHome.net.”