OBITUARY

John Michael Sikora Jr.

October 9, 1929January 5, 2019
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John Michael Sikora Jr.,age 89, born October 9, 1929, longtime Chesterland resident, electrician, and Army Veteran of the Korean War, passed away on January 5, 2019. John was an avid hunter and fisherman. Devoted husband of Theresa. Dear father of the late Jacqueline T. Schultz (Gene), Cynthia Gabriel (Bruce), Karen Sikora-Berard (Fred), Gail Duwe (Jeff), and Janis A. Schroeder (Dale). Loving grandfather of Stacey and Gene “Bo” Schultz (Leeann), Gwen Cerny (Jeff), Lee Gabriel (Sarah), Amanda Beaulieu (Scott), Fred Berard, Chad and Kristen Duwe, Owen (Shauna), Jenna and Mallory Schroeder. Cherished great grandfather of Holden and Grant Cerny, Griffin, Leah, and Summer Gabriel, Bryant Schroeder and Daisy Schroeder (expected January 2019). Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, from 4-8pm, where Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 11am. Interment Munn Cemetery, Newbury Township.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, January 10, 2019
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John Michael Sikora Jr.

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Dave Tablac

February 1, 2019

Looking through the pictures and video tribute, everyone did a great job in capturing John. A hardworking family man from the greatest generation ever. He loved and cherished his wife of over 60 years, his five beautiful daughters, loyal sons-in-law, wonderful grandchildren and adorable great grandchildren. When I would visit him with Bruce, we would share a sip of "his medicine" and stories of the past (his growing up, service to our country, and family and work life) and what needed to be done in our government and some individual businesses. He also enjoyed jokes that neither one of us would share in mixed company. Nothing wrong with us using colorful adjectives when conversing, for I knew he was a man of immense Faith and Love who deserved respect and dignity. I believe he lived his life without regrets, enjoyed many joys and a few sorrows, and loved being the Patriarch of the Sikora clan. I hope all of you will refer to these photos and video tribute and have wonderful memories and continue to share with each other the stories and moments you had with him individually, as well as together.

May John have Eternal Rest and Have Perpetual Light Shone Upon Him. Many Blessings to all who have lost a truly great man.

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Mom and Dad

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Sisters at the home

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2 guys very alike with besties

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Loving dad, Lou and sweet Grif

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Mom’s birthday

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Visting family at the home

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All of us together 9 years ago

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Mom and Dad

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Sisters at the home

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2 guys very alike with besties

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Loving dad, Lou and sweet Grif

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Mom’s birthday

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Visting family at the home

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All of us together 9 years ago

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