He was born March 27, 1923, in Bridgeport, son of the late Edward and Marjorie (Clark) Pikosky. He was a graduate of Rumsey Hall School in Washington, Litchfield High School and the University of Connecticut.
Mr. Pikosky was a United States Army veteran of World War II.
He spent 42 years in the insurance industry, having worked as a fire and property underwriter at National Fire and also at the Hartford. He retired as assistant treasurer at the De Voe Agency in New Milford.
As a historian and genealogist, he compiled a number of articles, stories and business histories, in addition to doing extensive research on several families and area histories.
Mr. Pikosky was a member of the Griswold Family Association of America, Descendants of Founders of Hartford and Windsor, and the historical societies of Cornwall, Goshen and Litchfield.
He was also a longtime member of Center Congregational Church in Torrington, where he served as historian for nearly 20 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call today (Friday) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Center Congregational Church, 155 Main St., Torrington. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cornwall Historical Society, P.O. Box 115, Cornwall CT 06753.