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CPO John Joseph Sikirica
Birth: Apr. 14, 1915
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1997
Kent County
Rhode Island, USA

John was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the son of Yugoslavian immigrants. His father Michailo "Michael" Sikirica arrived in the United States in 1905. His mother Stanka "Jennie" (Popovich) Sikirica arrived in 1911. John was the second of six children.

John was a career military sailor, retiring as a Steelworker Chief Petty Officer serving as a member of the well known Navy Seabees. Among his decorations were the Victory Medal and American and European Theatre Medal and five Good Conduct Medals
He married Helen Marie Harland and fathered two daughters, Carol and Patty. In September 1950, he married Adelaide "Delly" Rosa Ferreira Held and fathered one son John Phillip. He also had a step-son Tony Held.

John received an Associates Degree in Business Management from Johnson & Wales College, Providence, RI.

Upon his retirement from the Navy he worked for the Civil Service until the Navy base closed, than worked for the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics as a Planner, from where he took his final retirement.

John was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister Saya Sikirica (1930-1936).

He was survived by Delly, his wife of 47 years; son Tony and his wife Patricia S. Held of Sherman, Texas, son John Phillip Sikirica of Warwick, RI; two daughters, Patty Sikirica of Key Largo, Florida and Carol (Sikirica) Palladino of Memphis, Tennessee; four brothers, Michael "Ben" Sikirica (1913-1997) of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, George Sikirica of Broadalbin, New York, Nicholas "Nick" Sikirica (1923-2006) of Florida, and Milo Sikirica (1924-1997) of Los Vegas, Nevada; and six grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Church, Warwick, Rhode Island by the Reverend Robert Marciano.

Day is done,
gone the sun
from the lake, from the hill,
from the sky.
All is well, safely rest.
God is nigh.

Thanks and praise for our days
'neat the sun, 'neat the stars,
'neath the sky.
As we go, this we know.
God is nigh.

Then good night, peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night. 
Family links: 
  Mihailo "Michael" Sikirica (1886 - 1943)
  Stanka "Jennie" Popovich Sikirica (1891 - 1975)
  Adelaide Rosa Ferreira (Held) Sikirica (1916 - 2004)*
  John Joseph Sikirica (1915 - 1997)
  Darinka "Saya" Sikirica (1930 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Pawtuxet Memorial Park
Kent County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Block Park Section F, Row C Lot No. 24 Grave No. 2
Maintained by: Tony & Patricia Held
Originally Created by: Kevin D. Held
Record added: Sep 28, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5068277
CPO John Joseph Sikirica
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CPO John Joseph Sikirica
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CPO John Joseph Sikirica
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