Barbara Sikora Obituary, Death – At the AdventHealth Hospice Care facility in Altamonte Springs on September 1, 2023, Mrs. Barbara May (Brown) Sikora, who had served in the United States Navy, passed away. Mrs. Sikora was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Walter E. Brown and the late Bertha Siems Brown. Her parents have since passed away.
Prior to being introduced to her future husband, Captain Edward Sikora, Mrs. Sikora worked as a Seaman Apprentice at the 11th Naval District Headquarters. Capt. Edward Sikora was her cherished future husband. They tied the knot on May 29th, 1952, and went on to have five great children. Mrs. Sikora completed the nursing program at Gordon (Junior) College in Barnesville, Georgia, when she was 53 years old.
She then began her career as a registered nurse (RN) at Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth, Georgia. After that, she worked at The Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and then at Heartland Hospice in Macon, Georgia, before finally retiring at the ripe old age of 79! After Mrs. Sikora reached retirement age, she put her lifelong passion for knitting and sewing to work for The Linus Project and Yarn.com. Sewing hundreds of baby blankets and knitting thousands of baby caps for infants receiving care in NICUs across the country as part of a mission. Mrs. Sikora cherished the opportunity to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as the money she was able to spend on them.
She is survived by her devoted children, Maureen Sikora of Deland, Florida, Colleen Gordon of Orlando, Edward A. Sikora of Merritt Island, Florida, Kathleen (Kathy) Sikora of Sanford, Florida, and Laureen (Laurie) Sikora of Macon, Georgia; grandchildren, Dr. Theresa Greer, Angel Kallini, Mary Chambers, Sabrina Sikora Dommenge, Saraya Sikora, and On Saturday, November 18, at 11:00 a.m., there will be a Memorial Service held at the Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, which is located in Orlando, Florida, on Curry Ford Road.