John Anthony Sichenze

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May 29, 1930 ~ February 13, 2024

Born in: Queens, New York
Resided in: Vienna, VA

John Sichenze, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He leaves behind his wife Celeste of 64 years, three children, John (Linda) Sichenze, Louis (Kathleen) Sichenze and Andrea Haldeman (Randy Ready); grandchildren Sydney Haldeman, Brayden Sichenze and Garrett Sichenze, and step grandchildren Daniel Cotter (Bethany), Janalee Woodard (Jonathon), Brittany Wilson (Justin), Daniel Ready (Lauren), and Cody Ready (Ragan) and his brother, Andrew Sichenze (Accursia).

John grew up in Queens NY and then lived in Massachusetts before settling in Vienna VA more than 50 years ago. His education was primarily in the NYC area at St. John’s Prep and St. John’s University (accounting) in Brooklyn NY, and New York University (MBA). His quest for learning also led him to Northern Virginia Community College where he added current technology to his extensive accounting experience.

After serving in the US Army John began work as an accountant for the government in government contracts, ultimately serving in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Upon retiring from the US government he joined Deloitte as a senior manager continuing his work in Government contracting. After retiring from Deloitte he shared his knowledge of contracting as an independent litigation support consultant.

Throughout his years John enjoyed photography. At St. Mark Catholic Church John was an usher and the “unofficial official” photographer. He also was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus in Vienna and the Vienna Photography Society where he enjoyed showing his photos.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the St. Mark Catholic Church (Vienna VA), the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network or the National Kidney Foundation. The family will gather at St. Mark Catholic Church on March 9, 2024 at 11:00am for a visitation with service to follow.


Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: March 9, 2024 11:00 am

St. Mark Catholic Church.
9970 Vale Rd
Vienna, Va 22181


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  1. John was a wonderful man. He was always kind, loving and welcoming!
    He made me truly feel like I was family.
    Great memories will be forever etched in my heart. Rest in Heavenly Peace, John.

  2. I’ll never forget singing Happy Birthday to John with many other Carrhill neighbors during Covid while John stood on his porch and waved. He was turning 90.
    Well miss John here in Carriage Hill. Our hearts are with Celeste and the entire Sichenze family during this sad time.

  3. I echo the Sheehys. Singing to John on his 90th in the midst of Covid brought smiles to our faces as we neighbors gathered. I enjoyed chatting with John as I would bump into him in town or the neighborhood. He and Celeste have always been the fixtures and historians here. We will fondly remember John. Our prayers go out to the family.

  4. I also echo Nancy and Dana’s sentiments. That was so much fun singing to John. The outpouring of neighbors who came out to sing, is a testament to John’s popularity in the Carriage Hill neighborhood.

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