Shrewsbury – James L. Sikes, 90, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Westborough, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at the Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband to Dorothy E. (Gunn) Sikes.
Born in Olean, N.Y., he was the son of the late Clifford and Elvia (Faulkner) Sikes. He was raised and educated in Buffalo, N.Y. and was a graduate of Purdue University. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII.
Mr. Sikes was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for 40 years. After retiring, he became a member of the Westborough Country Club for 20 years. He enjoyed watching the New England Patriots, gardening and cooking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Kathleen Anderson and her husband William of Medway, Debra Gardner and her husband Steven of Berlin, N.H., and Robert Sikes of Westborough; three grandchildren, Michael Anderson, Stacey Perez, and Jodi Stone; and three great-grandchildren, Lucas Perez, Colby Perez, and Sydney Stone.
His memorial service will be held in the Southgate Chapel in Shrewsbury and will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, W. 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or www.dana-farber.org.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home.