Michael J. ‘Tippy’ Lalik, 86

FULTON, NY – Michael J. “Tippy” Lalik, 86, of Fulton, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Michael J. ‘Tippy’ Lalik
Michael J. ‘Tippy’ Lalik

A lifelong resident of Fulton, he was the son of the late William and Barbara Pawlyszyn Lalik.

Tippy retired from Nestle Company in Fulton after 46 years of employment.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954.

Tippy had been a communicant of Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing baseball and softball on various men’s leagues in Fulton and was an avid history buff.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Jeanne DeCaire Lalik of Fulton; three children, Lynda (Curt) Gibbs of Franklin, Tenn., Michaelene (Amos) Webb of Palermo and James Lalik (Carol Comstock) of Fulton; six grandchildren, Curtis and Nathaniel Gibbs, Amos and Hayley Webb and Mitchell and Ryan Lalik; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, February 26, at Foster Funeral Home, Inc., 910 Fay St., Fulton, with services immediately following.

Burial will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton.

Memorial contributions are encouraged to Friends of Beaver Lake, 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.



  1. “Miss Lalik”, I am very sorry to read about the passing of your Dad. My thoughts are with your family,
    Sincerely, Karen (Howard) Riesett
    (from your 1986-87 5th grade class)

  2. Tippy was just a great person. He was somewhat of a mentor to me when I started in the lab at Nestle Fulton. He always had a great sense of humor and just made you feel special when talking to him. I am so glad I was able to see him this past November. I will miss him dearly.

  3. Jim(The Count) and family,
    Sorry to hear about dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man and a great athlete.I even played softball against him when I was younger.I saw him many times at the grocery store and he always had a smile and plenty of conversation.Good luck to you and all your family.
    Bill Fisher

  4. uncle tippy was the rock of our family for many years.if I talked to my grandmother or my aunt they had talked to uncle tippy recently.when my mom got sick he called often to see how she was doing.after we lost my mom he called my dad almost weekly to check how he was holding up.when I had a stroke 2 years ago he came to see me in rehab.if you ran into him at the store he was always asking how someone else was doing.i never remember him talking very much about himself.his thoughts were of other peoples well doing.will miss you much. mike gorton

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