Steven G. Mikus, 74
STRUTHERS Steven G. Mikus, 74, of 46 Renee Drive, died of cancer Thursday afternoon at his residence.
He was born Dec. 26, 1929 in Youngstown, a son of Savo and Anna Karas Mikus, and was raised in Hubbard and lived most of his life in Struthers.
Mr. Mikus was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1951 to 1953, including 16 months in Korea during the Korean War and was awarded two Bronze Stars. After completion of his military term, he worked at Truscon Steel for seven years. In 1957, he was appointed to the Struthers Police Department, serving for 33 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and served four terms as president and six terms as secretary treasurer. He retired from the Police Department in 1990 with the rank of captain.
He was a life member of the Crime Clinic of Greater Youngstown and served as president in 1982 and 1983 and continued to serve on the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Youngstown Association of Retired Firefighters, Policemen and Widows, the State Association of Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio Inc., the Struthers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3538, Poland Lodge No. 766 F. &A.M., was a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Youngstown and the R.O.M.E.O.S. He was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers, where he served as usher for several years.
He leaves his wife, the former Jean Zupko, whom he married Sept. 25, 1964; two sons, Daniel (Dianne) Mikus of Boardman and Marc (Tracie) Mikus of Howland; two daughters, Diane Knicely of Youngstown and Gigi Potts of Struthers; a brother, Col. Ret. Nicholas M. Mikus of Florissant, Mo.; two sisters, Barbara Naples of Hubbard and Rose Rook of Boardman; three grandsons, Daniel Joseph Mikus of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., and John Abraham Knicely and Daniel James Knicely, both of Youngstown; five granddaughters, Samantha Potts of Struthers and Alexis Mikus of Howland and Teresa Clark, Erica Terrago and Rebecka Knicely, all of Youngstown; and three great-grand- children.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Ann Marie Wittenauer.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, where there will be an 8 p.m. Masonic service.
There will be funeral services Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home and 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church.