John Steven Sikora

| March 22, 2023

John Steven Sikora, 75, of Coshocton, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023. He was born February 11, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late John and Helen (Kusma) Sikora.

John attended Sacred Heart School, and then Coshocton High School excelling in basketball, and graduating in 1966. He had Smoke’s Bait Shop in his garage after retiring from AEP as a yard operator. He enjoyed his shop, golf, bowling, and playing cards.

John is survived by his children Shannon Sikora, Tyler Sikora, and Sharlene (Scott) Hagans;  his grandchildren Brennen (Gaby) Sikora, Preston Murray, Zach (Alexis) Hagans, and Madison Hagans, with one great-granddaughter on the way. He is also survived by his sister, Geralyn (Rick) Raach; nephew, Bryan (Kandi) Raach, niece, Stephanie (Jay) Slifko and several great nieces.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

Calling hours were held at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm. A rosary service followed at 12:00 pm with Father Tom Gardner officiating at the Funeral Home. Burial followed at St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Pleasant City, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 805 Main St, Coshocton, Ohio 43812.

An online memorial can be viewed at

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