Brent A. Sipka, 53, passed peacefully away on Saturday, April 21st, 2018.
Mr. Sipka was born August 22nd, 1964 to George and Harriet Sipka in Warren, Ohio but grew up in Newtown Falls, Ohio. After graduating from Newton Falls High School, Brent enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served our country proudly for 15 years. While still in the U.S. Navy, Brent met his then wife-to-be, Denice Meyer Sipka. After a lengthy courtship he and Denice were married on October 31st, 2004. After discharge from the Navy he continued to work at the Northwest Naval Communications site in Chesapeake, VA, only this time for Raytheon Inc, as a government contractor. Brent worked for a number of other government contractors after the Ratheon contract. His most recent employer was Systems Technology, where he worked for the last 18 months. Brent was an avid sports fan. He was a longtime fan of the Miami Dolphins; NASCAR racer, Matt Kennseth; the Washington Capitals and PGA Golf. Brent loved being outdoors whether it was tending to his garden, working on his yard, grilling out or spending a day at the beach. He lived life to the fullest and loved being with those he loved. Brent will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife: Denice Meyer Sipka; parents: George and Harriet Sipka; brothers: George and John; children: Michael, Samantha, and Stephen; grandchildren: Jamie, Raymond, Demetrius, and Sheridan. He was preceded in death by a son, Justin Sipka.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at St. Simon’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. 308 Sandbridge Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
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Denice – Words can’t express how sorry I am; just as I’m sure no one can truly understand your loss. Hold strong to the memories of all the years you and Brent had together.
Sorry For Your Loss!
Jesus Loves Me!
Prayers for Denice and family. Praying for peace in your hearts and God’s loving arms around you.
You’re in our hearts and thoughts during this difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.
My deepest condolences to you,words don’t come easily but I know your faith in God will bring you comfort and peace. God is a very present Help in our time of need. May your memories of Brent bring you joy and comfort
of your friendship and union together.
I’m here for you and I’ll be checking on you,
Take some time for you and it’s okay to tell
family and friends no, not today. I love you Friend praying for you Always
Neicey, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and all of Brent’s family and friends. It is my prayer that God will grant you all peace and strength.
Denice – Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Brent. My heart is with you.
It is so unreal that this would happen at such a young age. We are very saddened by Brent’s passing. We are thinking about you both in our hearts. Denice- I know you will be strong so surround yourself in your faith, friends and family.
Denice, Your time with Brent was cut short but how lucky he was to have had you by his side for many years. You brought each other happiness and joy. What a gift! Know that your love made a difference. I pray that Brent is in the presence of Greatness and watching over you each day.
Peace be with you. Our prayers and love go to all of your family, at the loss of Brent.
I am so sorry for your loss. Harriet and George you have my sympathy.
Dear Sipka Family,
I hadn’t seen or spoken to Brent since high school but it was a complete shock to hear of your loss. Brent seemed to have lived a happy life but all too short. I am deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. God bless.
Dear Denice and Family:
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear husband,Brent. May your fond memories provide you with comfort and peace.
Dear Denice, We are so very sorry for your loss. While nothing we can say will fully cure the grief and sorrow you are feeling, please know that we do truly care. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you and give you peace as you deal with this awesome difficulty. We love you and will be in touch.
Uncle Terry and Aunt Bonnie
It has been a long time since I have seen Brent but I always enjoyed his company when we worked together. He was such a fun guy and I often though of him. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Thinking of you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Oh, my gosh… I’m still wrapping my head around this. Brent was such an awesome, funny guy. Denice, I am so very sorry for your loss.
I still have this crazy memory of him… It was Hallowe’en, and I have no idea what possessed him, but he slipped down the alleyway behind our townhomes, THROUGH my house, and slipped up behind me as I was chatting with friends on the porch. I’m not sure he said anything, and I assumed the sound of the door was a dog nudging the door. At any rate, I turned, and there was this SOMETHING with this awful mask on. I remember screaming three times, while everyone about bent over double laughing. By my second scream, I knew what was going on, but couldn’t stop until the third scream was done. To this day, not a Hallowe’en has gone by without me thinking of that event, and never will again.
He is going to be so missed.
I’m so sorry for your loss of Brent and my prayers are with you constantly. You loved him well sister and he always knew it. I feel so blessed that you all spent his last Christmas at our house. The memories of him cutting the turkey, playing the boys VR game y’all got them, and spending a Sunday morning at church will never be forgotten. Also, to this day Brent and Jack have some sort of Christmas secret that they’ve whispered about for years. Neither one of them would ever tell me what it was but they always laughed about it. I’ll remember the awesome Bloody Mary drinks he would make me, how funny he was when we all played board games together, and how he was always willing to do things like hang my kitchen wallpaper or till up my flower beds. He was always so giving with his time. I’ll remember how when Jackson was a baby,he named him Uncle Fluffy…and how Brent pretended not to like it. Then how Zachary came along and reinforced the name and Brent would say “Oh no!”. He will be missed and these memories make my heart smile. Hold tight to God’s love and care for you sister.I love you.
I am sadden and loss of word. My condolence to Denice Meyer Spika and rest of family. He and Denice used to be my dear neighbor on the Elk Court. During Christmas, I will NEVER forget Brent came to rescue me, dogs and cats out of my house fire. He’s true blessing as friend. Also, he recused and hand me new family member, Sir Maxwell Brandon the Mastiff. We share our experience true dogs lovers. We love Halloween. There are so much good laugh, cheers and great memory. Denice You are in my heart all the way. My prayer and thought goes to you and family. Love n hugs, Ken Elks
My deepest sympathies to your family. I Remember Brent as being Friendly to all and his father as one of the kindest people. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Classmate Tim Begeot.
So sorry for your loss! Great memories will remain forever
Denice! I am so sorry to hear the news and I was so shocked! I am praying for you. Please text me so we can talk when the time is convenient for you. 757-450-0061 (text me-speaker does not work on phone) Please take care and God Bless.