Christopher (Krzysztof) Aleksander Sikorski

July 26, 1953 - July 21, 2012
Christopher (Krzysztof) Aleksander Sikorski
Service Date:
Friday, July 27, 2012 11:00 AM
Service Location:
St. Mary's Catholic Church

Christopher (Krzysztof) Aleksander Sikorski

July 26, 1953 – July 21, 2012


Christopher (Krzysztof) Aleksander Sikorski, loving husband, father, and grandfather died peacefully at home on July 21st, 2012 after a heroic battle with cancer.  Born in Warsaw, Poland, Chris immigrated to the United States in 1981. A professor and respected scholar in mathematics, author of several books and many articles, he taught for over thirty years at Columbia University, New York, and at the University of Utah in the Computer Science Department, specializing in computation and application of non-linear equations.  With those closest to him he shared many other talents and hobbies, including photography, classical music, hiking, traveling and woodworking, as well as the simple enjoyment of life in the mountains. 

Throughout his lifetime, Chris touched many with his gentle and generous spirit, patient disposition, deep faith and positive outlook on life.  Those who were with him during his battle with cancer of nearly a year were greatly edified by what they saw, as a reminder of the passion and triumph of Christ. In the face of great suffering, Chris taught us courage and perseverance, humility, patience, trust, and total abandonment to God’s holy will. 

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, son John (Monica), grandchildren John Joseph and Eirene, sister Elizabeth, as well as extended family members.

A wake will be held at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1505 W. White Pine Canyon Road, Park City, followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 4th Ave. “T” Street, Salt Lake City.  In lieu of flowers, please donate in Chris’ name to the Paul O’Pry Scholarship Fund ( or to Trinity Academy in Park CIty (