Arlen David Nickowitz

Arlen David Nickowitz died on Thursday morning August 4th at Yale New Haven Hospital.  Mr. Nickowitz lived in Fairfield, Conn. together with his wife, Gail (Appell) Nickowitz. Mr. Nickowitz is the son of the late Max Nickowitz and Elizabeth (Barske) Nickowitz.  He grew up in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. and attended Black Rock School, Bassick High School and graduated from the Hill School in Pottstown, Penn..  He went to Trinity College and University of Connecticut and received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Nickowitz practiced law in Bridgeport and was admitted to and appeared before all of the Connecticut Courts, Federal District Court, District of Connecticut, Second Circuit District Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  From 1966 to 1976 he served as Assistant State’s Attorney for Fairfield County, having been appointed by the Judges of the Superior Court. Mr. Nickowitz was an active member of many organizations, including: the Junior Bar Association, a director of the Bridgeport Bar Association, Bridgeport Junior Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the March of Dimes of Fairfield County, Board of Directors of Boston University School of Law Alumni, past president of the Fairfield County Young Republicans, vice-president of the Andrew Warde High School PTA, member and past president of Congregation B’nai Israel and past chair and trustee of the Fairfield Public Library.  He was an avid reader and collector of current American fiction.  Together with his wife, he enjoyed sailing, kayaking, theater, concerts and was an enthusiastic golfer at the Patterson Club and the 9-hole senior group in Fairfield. Mr. Nickowitz is survived by his wife, Gail, their two children Dr. Peter Nickowitz of New York, N.Y. and Allyson (Nickowitz) Ross of Newton, Mass., son-in-law Dan Ross and two granddaughters Luka and Hazel Ross. Contributions in memory of Arlen Nickowitz can be made to Congregation B’nai Israel of Bridgeport or to the American Cancer Society.

George G. Posener

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