Alan Michalka


Alan Michalka of Warwick, (formerly of West Milford, NJ) passed away on June 11, 2022 after a long illness. He was 74 years old.


Born in Newark, NJ on February 26, 1948, he was the son of John and Mary (nee Young) Michalka.


A family statement reads, “Alan was a kind, generous, and humble soul, always ready to lend a helping hand.  He grew up in West Milford, NJ from the age of three, attended West Milford High School and went on to receive his B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota. His career as a pharmacist eventually led him to acquiring the West Milford Pharmacy in 1973, which his father had originally opened in 1950. Alan served the West Milford community with pride, dedication, and compassion for 35 years. He resided in Warwick, NY with beloved wife, Tina since 1987.”


Alan is survived by his wife of 35 years, Tina (nee Iglesias); sons, Matthew Earl and his wife Jaruat of Burlington, MA, and Jeremy Earl and his wife Nicole of Stone Ridge, NY; brother Lee Michalka of Ft. Myers, FL; and two granddaughters Terry Earl and Sierra Earl.  He was predeceased by his parents and brother John “Jack” Michalka.


The family will gather at noon on Wednesday, June 15th at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY for a procession to the Warwick Cemetery for a graveside service.


Donations may be made in Alan’s memory to a veterans’ organization or animal shelter of one’s choice.



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So sorry for your loss Tina
Patrick Watson
Dear Tina, I was so sorry to read about Alan and send my condolences to you and your family. He was such a sweet man. I will always remember our encounters while shopping at Shoprite and the amusing stories he would share. My thoughts are with you, Gar
Gar Wang
So sorry for your loss. Alan was a great man, friend and pharmacist. His Dad, Jack and Alan were always very helpful. We moved out of WM in ‘99, but over the last few years, I found Alan on FB. May God carry you and your family through these hard times
Skip and Susan Decker
Tina,I am so saddened to hear of Alans passing. He was a great man.I always loved running into him at the house or around town.We always had a few laughs together. Please extend my condolences to the entire family. With heartfelt sympathy Ron (former UPS driver)
Ron Schabilon
Dear Tina, Rich and I were so very sorry to hear about Alan’s passing. He was truly one of the best and will be missed by all who knew him. Keeping you, Matt and Jeremy in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead. We love you. Dianne & Rich
Dianne Buturla
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