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Mary Ann Mika

AGE: 74 • Morganville

Mary Ann Mika, 74, of Morganville, NJ, passed away peacefully on December , 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Mary Ann obtained a Degree in 1964 in Music Education from the Caldwell College for Women. Inspired by an artistically gifted mom (Henrietta) and a civil engineer father (George Lucas), She was a teacher in the Perth Amboy, NJ Public Education System for over 40 years, touching many lives of children with the joy of learning through music. She truly loved her work as she truly loved her family. Married to Gilbert Mika a Profession Photographer in 1964, both originally from Perth Amboy, the couple set roots in Morganville, NJ. Her loving relationship with her husband and two children was a remarkable example of God's love. Her passion for life never wavered, taking long road trips and many short walks with her beloved family and dogs. She enjoyed painting, ceramics, quilting and photography. Above all she always looked out for others before herself. If you were lucky enough to know our Mom, You were truly lucky enough indeed!

She is predeceased by her husband Gilbert Mika, and a brother; George Lucas. She is survived by her two children; Gilbert Mika, and Maryann Merola and her husband, Gary; a grandson, Michael Merola, and many nieces and nephews as well as beloved friends.

Friends and family are invited to gather on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 4-8PM at the Waitt Funeral Home, 501 Highway 79, Morganville, NJ 07751. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 10AM at St. Clement's Church in Matawan, NJ. Entombment will take place at Marlboro Memorial Mausoleum following the mass. To post an online condolence to the family, share a photo, or visit our sympathy store, please visit our website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 5, 2016
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