Albert (Tico) Shikiar, 85, of South Orange died June 4, 2020. He was born and raised in the Bronx.
After starting a career as a schoolteacher, Mr. Shikiar became an agency manager at The Equitable Life Assurance Society, where he was one of the youngest agency managers at the time. After moving to South Orange, he started his own business, Shikiar Associates, a health insurance consulting firm to school districts and municipalities in New Jersey. Afterward, he founded Access Care in Livingston, where he marketed long-term-care insurance for MedAmerica before retiring at the age of 80.
He attended Hunter College in New York City.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sue “Suki” Marsh Shikiar; his son, David Shikiar of California; two daughters, Karen Masters and Susan (Michael) Santillo; a stepson, Adam Marsh (Sara Litman); a brother, Stuart Shikiar of New York; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to JESPY House, South Orange (jespyhouse.isecuresites.com/gifts/general-donation); the family hopes to plant trees and name a bench at one of JESPY House’s shared homes.