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John R Siska

November 5, 1942 ~ March 28, 2022 (age 79)


John Robert "Bob" Siska of Valley Stream, NY, departed this earth after 79 wonderful years on March 28th, 2022.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Janet, son, Christopher and two grandchildren, Henrik and Astrid.
An avid hunter throughout his life, Bob served his country as a Military Policeman in Vietnam earning a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Good Conduct Medal.  After an honorable discharge from the Army, he received his undergraduate degree from St. Francis College and subsequently his MBA from St. John's University, attaining both while working full time. While living in New York City, Bob met Janet and they were then married in 1974. Bob went on to work for the Long Island Rail Road and NYC Transit Authority for over 30 years before his retirement in 2016.  
Bob's dedication and commitment to his family were paramount.  Despite working full time, Bob never missed one of Chris' practices or games and didn't think twice about the 5am wake-ups for early morning power skating lessons. His grandchildren, to whom he was Pop Pop, were the light of his life.  Both he and Janet embraced babysitting Henrik on a weekly basis for the first two year's of Henrik's life and spending as much time as possible with Astrid, his "Viking Princess". 
Bob died peacefully in the company of his wife and son after complications from pancreatic cancer took hold.  
Quick-witted, warm, joyful and always ready to "leave his caloric inhibitions at the door" for a good meal, Bob will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed. 
We love you Bob, and know you and Jimmy are playing guitar and drinking scotch together in heaven waiting for us.

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March 31, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lieber Funeral Home
266 N Central Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Funeral Mass
April 1, 2022

10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
201 N Central Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Video is available for this event


Mount Olivet Cemetery
6540 Grand Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378

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