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Michael Miskulin of Rye, died on February 15, 2017, at the home where he had lived for the past 54 years. He was 85.
He was born September 15, 1931 on Staten Island, N.Y. In 1951, during the Korean War, he joined the Air Force and was attached to one of the new intelligence agencies. Upon his return to the U.S., he received a BA from Wagner College in 1956 and later, while working for Sperry Rand’s Univac division, an MBA from New York University in 1959. From 1962-64 he served on the faculty of NYU.
In 1959, he married Alyce Cazes. Their son, Michael, was born four years later, just before the family moved to Rye.
In 1961, after two years at Uni-Serve, he and two partners formed Computer Methods Corporation, where he was president until 1968. Mr. Miskulin went on to become an independent systems consultant to the airline, banking, and brokerage industries for clients including TWA, Chase Manhattan, and American Express. He played a significant role in establishing systems and procedures for credit card processing and was well respected by his clients, many becoming lifelong friends. Mr. Miskulin also served as a director of Storm Drilling Co. and Lincoln American Corp.
From 1966 to 1967, he was the international president of the Association of Systems Management. The Systems and Procedures Association recognized his distinguished service in 1967. He received the honor of a Colonel’s Commission from the governor of Kentucky.
He is survived by his son Michael of Port Chester. He was predeceased by his wife, Alyce, and his sisters, Anna and Marie.
A wake was held February 21 at Graham Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Wagner College.