ZOLIKOFF Clifford Alex, age 74, longtime resident of Huntington Beach, CA passed away on Saturday October 19, 2019 after a long struggle with cancer.
He was born February 14, 1945 in Erie, PA the son of the late John and Martha Panameroff Zolikoff. Cliff spent his childhood years in Erie, PA before attending the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Pitt in 1968 and subsequently began a career in restaurant and retail management. After a long and successful career, Cliff retired and spent many years pursuing various interests. He traveled the world extensively with his partner Addie, studied Archaeology at a local community college, and loved good food and socializing. Cliff was also a fitness enthusiast. He and Addie took daily walks on the beach and he was a member of the local fitness center.
Cliff was preceded in death by sister Dylene Zolikoff. He is survived by longtime companion Adelina Paternoster of Huntington Beach, CA as well as his children from his previous marriage to Kimberly Thompson of Laguna Woods, CA – Nicholas (Kathryn) Zolikoff of Chesterland, OH; Ryan (Jennifer) Zolikoff of Scottsdale, AZ; Bethany Zolikoff of Seattle, WA; and Mark (Adriana) Zolikoff of Olmsted Falls, OH. Brother of John (Helen) Zolikoff of Grand Rapids, MI. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at St. Luke Orthodox Church 13261 Dunklee Avenue Garden Grove, CA on Thursday October 24 from 9 to 10 am with funeral services to follow at 10 am. Burial in Westminster Memorial Park 14801 Beach Blvd. Westminster, CA. Memorials may be made to the St. Luke Orthodox Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements by the Shannon Family Mortuary of Orange, CA.
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