Obituary - Lloyd Shikany - Class of 1945

Lloyd Shikany
Class of 1945


©Published on 11/12/2008

Lloyd Shikany

Lloyd M. Shikany Resident of Pleasant Hill

Lloyd M. Shikany passed away peacefully, with his family by his side at his home in Pleasant Hill, CA on November 11, 2008 at the age of 81 after a brave battle with cancer. He was born in Sacramento, CA on February 11, 1927 and shortly thereafter the family of ten moved to Oakland, CA.

He graduated from Oakland High and served in the Army as part of the occupation troops in Japan at the end of WWII. He graduated from Golden Gate College in 1950 with a B.A. in Business Administration, and married Jeanne Mittry in July 1952.

The majority of his career was spent as an executive in the waste paper industry, beginning with Independent Paper Stock Company and ending with Settsu Corporation, after which he continued as an industry consultant for several years. He traveled internationally during his career, developing a particular fondness for Japan and its people. He was known as a man of extraordinary honesty and integrity in both his professional and personal life, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

He loved his work, cars, football, travel, and all things financial. Most of all he loved his family and was always there, ready to offer his wisdom, his support, and his enduring love. In his later years, "Papa" especially treasured the time he spent with his grandson, Michael, during his summer visits. Lloyd's humanity enriched the lives of all who knew him. He was loved deeply by his family, and he will be truly missed and forever in our hearts.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years Jeanne; his daughter Lisa Shikany and her husband Tim Meyers of Fortuna, CA; his son Dr. James Shikany, his wife Tammy, and their children Rachel and Michael of Hoover, AL; his sister Gladys Zachariah of Sebastopol, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

He will be laid to rest Friday, November 14th at a private graveside service at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette, CA. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Lloyd's life at 1 p.m. that afternoon at Zio Fraedo's, 611 Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.