CW2 Michael Leonard Sikora, (Ret), 69, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Michael was born in Conneaut, OH on November 1, 1952, son to the late Leonard and Maryann Bartlett Sikora. He retired from the US Army after 20 years of service and then worked as a contractor for the US Army. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Sikora.
Michael is survived by his wife, Noriko Sikora of Fayetteville; a son, Tomio Sikora and wife Wendy of Hope Mill, NCs; a daughter, Christine Bennett of Benson, NC; brothers, David Sikora and wife Tina of Conneaut, OH, Jeff Sikora of Youngstown, OH; a sister, Gloria Ferl and husband Richard of Conneaut, OH; 5 grandchildren, Brooke Sikora, Brittney Sikora, Joshua Douglass, Lakayla Davis and Devin Chavis; a great grandchild, Jeremias Jones and a host of extended family members and friends.
Michael was a man of many passions. When he wasn't researching Bigfoot, he was keeping busy! He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building, and reading. He was always trying to learn something new. He is such a kind, hardworking, funny, and loving person. If he wasn't cracking jokes, he was telling stories about traveling, playing with his dog Chase, or about his experiences in the military. He had made many friends throughout the years and he was always willing to help anyone. At the end of the day, his priorities were his family and friends, and he always put his wife first.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 2:30 PM Sunday, September 25, 2022 at LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304. Funeral Services will begin at 2:30 PM following the visitation with Minister James Blount officiating.
Graveside services with Full Military Honors will be 10:00 AM Friday, October 14, 2022 in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, 8220 Bragg Blvd, Fort Bragg, NC 28310.