Robert H. Sikso

Robert H. “Bob” Sikso – 81 – formerly of Hornell, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in New York City where he had resided for the past 50 years.

Born in Hornell on November 6, 1938, he was the son of Charles & Dorothy Sikso.

Bob grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1956).  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Buffalo and later received his Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Fordham University in New York City, eventually earning his Doctorate Degree in Mathematics.

For many years, Bob served as the head of the Mathematics Department of Regis High School in Manhattan.

Surviving are his brother, Andrew “Andy” (Fran) Sikso of Charlotte, NC.

At Bob’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

7 Responses to “Robert H. Sikso”

  1. David Flanagan says:

    Mr. Sikso was a great teacher, clearly completely involved in his craft from the the beginning.

    Dave Flanagan Regis ’66

  2. Stephen Schmidt says:

    Rest in peace Mr. Sikso. You were a great math teacher, with the right mix of smarts and spark. You put up with more wiseacres than anyone should.

  3. Karl P says:

    Anyone else remember Miss November? ;)

    Great man… helped me so much on those 7:30AM mornings.

  4. Eric Kuczynski says:

    It wasn’t until much later, after I left Regis, that I truly realized how good you really were. You pushed me, and were brutally honest, and though I may not have understood it at the time, I needed it. Thank you for teaching me calculus. And thank you for being you. God bless you and rest your soul.

    Class of 1992

  5. paul sovran says:

    One of the most memorable teachers among many, he taught math class as theater, and taught theater class with the strictness and exactitude of a math class. A unique individual who had such an impact on so many young men. May he rest in God’s loving arms.

  6. Jon Powers says:

    Mr. Sikso was truly a memorable teacher from my time at Regis. He mixed humor and education in a way that few could. We were all better people for having shared a classroom and four years at Regis with him. Rest In Peace sir!

  7. Art Herzog '72 says:

    Thank you for inspiring me to pursue both Math and teaching. I can only hope to have touched one student as you did so many. Rest in Peace.