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After a courageous battle with cancer, Michael John Sivacek, age 79, of Gloucester County, departed this life to be united with his Heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Born on Oct. 25, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, Michael lived in Maywood, Illinois, until he was 10 years old, then moved with his family to South Haven, Michigan, to own and operate a 40-acre orchard. After completing high school, Michael relocated to Newport News, Va., and entered the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Apprentice School to become a machinist. During his 50-year career at the shipyard, Michael held many positions, with his last being a Subcontract Administrator buying components for CVN 80. He served as the President of the Apprentice School Alumni from 1982-1985. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed spending time in the mountains of Virginia, visiting the wineries. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Yorktown. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Virginia Sivacek; brother, Paul Sivacek; sisters, Diane Sivacek and Pamela Sivacek Ciannelli. Sadly, he will be missed by his wife Judy of 21 years; daughters, Amy Deavers and husband Jamie of Mathews, Sherri Sivacek of Newport News; brother-in-law, David Cianelli and his daughter, Katelyn Cianelli Brockmiller of Yorktown, and two granddaughters. The family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, from 10-10:45 a.m. at Full Gospel Worship Center, 7010 Chestnut Avenue, Newport News, Va. 23605, followed by a celebration of Michael’s life beginning at 11 o’clock conducted by Pastor Gino Bryant. Interment will be private. Please consider memorial contributions to the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Bena, Va. 23018 or American Cancer Society, c/o Nancy Dransfield, 7274 Joseph Lewis Road, Hayes, Va. 23072.

Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.