Michael Richie Shikany
1979 - 2017
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MICHAEL RICHIE SHIKANY Born February 15, 1979 in Miami, Florida. Michael was destined to be a chef from the age of four. His inspiration was from his grandfather, "Bumpa's" meatballs. This ignited a passion for cooking and creating, culminating in an acclaimed twenty year career as a chef. Michael attended Westminster Christian School and Gulliver Preparatory, where he made lifelong friends. He was active in football and lacrosse. After graduation, Michael attended George Washington University, graduating with a BA in business. He followed his passion, earning a degree in Culinary Arts from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. He proceeded to work at the country's top restaurants in New York, Le Bernandin, Babo and Grammercy Tavern before returning to South Florida to manage Ortanique on the Mile and Sushi Samba. In 2014, Michael opened his namesake restaurant, Shikany, in Wynwood. As a pioneer in this up and coming district, Michael was praised for his vision and culinary skills. Michael's compassion for people extended throughout his career. His zest for life was contagious and he felt compelled to please everyone he met. He was most at peace in the kitchen. He was always available to share recipes or comfort family and friends with his famous lobster mac 'n cheese. As Michael joins his "Bumpa" in heaven, his loved ones' hearts and love go with him. May God hold him in his loving arms, keeping him safe and at peace until he is reunited with his family. Michael is survived by his loving parents, Walter and Terri Shikany, his brother, Walter Shikany III and his wife, Lauren as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Granada Presbyterian Church, located at 950 University Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to Women of Tomorrow, The Chapman Partnership and Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.

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Published in the Miami Herald on Mar. 16, 2017.
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Karin Figueroa Cisneros
March 10, 2021
It’s been 4 years since you went to heaven as did part of my heart. So much has happened and now your father has joined you in heaven too. Please give each other a big hug from me. I hope you have been busy cooking and catching some Big Blue Marlin together. Sending my love
I will be looking for my feather

Terri Shikany
March 10, 2020
Today is three years and we are celebrating your life again. We did on your birthday but especially today as we know when you took your last breath on earth you were immediately in the arms of Jesus. So much has happened this past year and we are moving forward but there is never a day that we all don't miss you. Thank you for my feathers when I need them. Love you Sunshine. Love, Mom
Terri Shikany
March 10, 2018
Dearest Michael,
We pray these thoughts of Love from your family and friends find you instantly; bringing the continual oil of gladness into your heart of Hearts forever...by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Aunt Janice
March 9, 2018
My Dearest Sunshine,

It is almost one year since you went to heaven and I miss you everyday. You took a piece of my heart with you and our family will never be the same. We have experienced firsts this year without you from Christmas to your birthday. On your birthday we made all of your favorite dishes and I came close to duplicating your recipe for Lobster Mac and Cheese and then we sent white balloons with our love to you to heaven. As I remember you I will always remember the wonderful times we shared and that each day brings me closer to seeing you heaven. God's hope, grace and His promises have made us all strong this past year. May God's peace, love and light surround you and all those who have gone before us.

I love you Sunshine.

February 15, 2018
Happy Birthday, Michael. Wish you were here.
June 9, 2017
michael my dear brother , i am still at shocked you left too early!! i loved you forever and cant even forget you and your best skills in food i know you're in a better place where the most peaceful place at!! i will keep your name in my heart forever i will keep you in my prayers!! untill we meet again bro rest i peace brother rest in peace!!!
hussein slim
April 2, 2017
My heart breaks also with the loss of your precious son. You will remain in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
Carol Ann Campbell
March 26, 2017
Shikany, my dear..... I just found out and I'm still in shock.
I am so grateful to had met you. I'll never forget our crazy
stay cation in WPB, cooking nights and random conversations. Even though we lost touch, you were always remembered. May you rest in paradise.... I have no doubts in my mind that is where you are. Until we meet again.
Jenny Guerra
March 24, 2017
May the God of all comfort be with you in this time of mourning Psalm 145:18,19
March 22, 2017
May the light of his life shine for eternity!!
Winslow Jones
March 22, 2017
Walter and Terri, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I just was told by my wife, who along with my son Edgar and daughter, Bay, send their thoughts and prayers. God bless to you both answer Walter,III. My wife, Terri, and I send our blessings to you in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless!! Winslow and Terri
Winslow Jones
March 20, 2017
Walter and Terri: I am so sorry for your loss. Can't imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with with you and your family. God bless!!
Tessie Coello
March 20, 2017
Love and prayers to the family. May you know peace Michael.
Fran Jansik
March 19, 2017
Dear Terry and Walter, I'm very saddened to hear of the loss of your son, Michael, and I pray that through God's mercy you find strength and peace within in this difficult time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Alina Quintana
March 18, 2017
Walter and Terri, our love and deep sorrow go to you. It has been a long time since we've communicated but our long history and shared life times will forever keep us close. Please know how sad this makes us. God Bless.
Bruce & Ninette Waizenhofer
March 18, 2017
Terri, My Deepest Sympathy goes out to You, Walter and Walter, Jr. As well as the entire rest of the family. May God Speed in the healing and surround each and every one of you with his light and strength. Michael will always be by your side, please believe that!
Boni Howell
March 18, 2017
My dearest Terri and Walter, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest and warmest condolences go out to you during this difficult time. I love you both very much.
Maria Lamas
March 18, 2017
Dear Terri, Walter and Walter 111,
I am very saddened to hear about Michaels passing
I remember him with Great Fondness with those big beautiful blue eyes and his happy mischievous smile
God Bless
Nicky Scott
March 17, 2017
God Speed --
March 17, 2017
Walter & Terri,
Although we have not had contact in years,good friends remember each other regardless. There are no words that Brenda and I can share that will alleviate any part of your loss. The most we can do is to let you know that you are not alone in your grief. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Ed Krieger
March 17, 2017
I still can't believe this is real. And it is. It's so very real and painful.

Just the other day, over sashimi, laughs and a DIY green iced tea, we hashed out plans and ideas of what was to come. Yet now we have to say goodbye. I'm completely heartbroken.

Know that you leave behind a #TeamMichael army who adores you. You've touched and inspired so many. We will forever honor your memory and miss you like crazy.

Until we meet again my friend...Rest in peace. God bless.
Brenda Popritkin
March 17, 2017
Walter, Terri and Walter III,
Again sincerest and deepest condolences on your loss! May you all find comfort with each other and in the Lord. Sending prayers and thoughts to you and your family!
Hector Vasquez
March 17, 2017
Words cannot express my sadness. Someone as special as Michael will never be forgotten. He will remain in our hearts forever. May the comfort of God help his family through this difficult time.
Mirna Barake
March 17, 2017
Miriam & Raoul Pardo
March 17, 2017
Dear Terry, Walter and Walter III: We are so sorry for your loss. I was sickened by the news when I heard. It is so surreal. All of you hold a special place in our hearts. May God bless all of you always. Sincerely, Jerry and Lily Cortese and family.
Jerry Cortese
March 17, 2017
Dear Terri and family, My heart goes out to all of you! Terri, I have fond memories of you and all that we did together at Gulliver. I am sure your son was so loved coming from a wonderful person like you. You and your family are in my prayers. Jean Levine
Jean Levine
March 17, 2017
To the Parents, Siblings Family and Friends of Michael...I'm so very sorry to read about his passing. I pray the Promises of Our Heavenly Father continuously sustain you through this unimaginable difficult time and comfort you until you greet your beloved Michael again. My heartfelt condolences to all....
A Stranger who cares....
March 17, 2017
Dear Terri and Walter,
We are deeply pained and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow we feel at this moment.
Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences.
Mimmo and Rossana
Mimmo and Rossana Falanga
March 17, 2017
Michael was a special person who will be sorely missed. I loved him dearly and will never forget him. I am so sorry for the family's loss. Love, Pach
Alex Batlle
March 17, 2017
Dear Terri and Walter:
Our hearts are filled with sorrow. We have fond memories of Michael's and Gene's friendship while at Westminster Christian School and the celebration of their 14th birthday which you so graciously hosted. Thoughts of deep and sincere sympathy are with you
at this time.
Sonia & Carlos Gener
March 17, 2017
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We will pray for you and the family. Love from Pat and Nico Richie
March 17, 2017
Feeling heartbroken with the sad news. Praying for you and your beautiful family. May God keep you safe and busy up in Heaven re-inventing his menu. We love you Michael.
Lourdes & Benjamin Fernandez
March 17, 2017
Dear Terri, and family, may God's great Love sustain and comfort you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Michael's wonderful memories ~ may they too, bring you comfort.

Always, Jerri Ball
Jerri Ball
March 17, 2017
MIchael always made you feel like you were the only one in the room, giving you his sincere and undivided attention. He made everyone around him feel special. He had a beautiful light that is now glowing brighter Than ever. My warmest heartfelt sympathy to your family. May God give you strength and comfort to make it through and cope during this difficult time
Estella Kelly
March 16, 2017
Shaka!!! Take care of my sisters Kelly & Tina! I love you and wish I could tell you one more time! Till we meet again my brother...I'll be expecting a 5 course meal! God bless you!
March 16, 2017
Terri & family: my heart goes out to you all in this terrible loss. If Michael was anything like you, Terri, I'm certain that he was a warm, wonderful, loving, & creative human being. My prayers go up for your whole family.
With much love,
Nancy Gordon
Nancy Gordon
March 16, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Saul Gonzalez
March 16, 2017
You, Dear Micheal- were such a beautiful & inspiring man. I didn't know you for that long (3 weeks) but amazingly, in that short time span- you have left an indelible print on my heart & soul. You always had a joke or kind word for everyone you met. I remember the last time I saw you and hugged you goodbye & good luck- you whispered "Goodbye- I love you" & I said it back to you- not knowing if it was accidental or not. I still felt it. In every joke you said or honest truth you let go of- Rest In Peace Micheal Shikany- you will be remembered for always & loved forever. ❤
Shannon Brown
March 16, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 16, 2017
So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
David Hindon
March 16, 2017
My love and prayers to the Shikany family during this time of great loss. Isaiah 40:31 " but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Alexis Herrero
March 16, 2017
You were deeply loved and are terribly missed by your son, mamita, dad and me.
Lauri Rodriguez
March 16, 2017
My deepest sympathy, may God help you find comfort. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenda Richie St Ores
March 16, 2017
Michael and I went to college together and I was devastated to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this immensely difficult time.
Alina H.
March 16, 2017
I will miss you my Shiky...
Rest In Peace....
Georgina Pariente
March 16, 2017
Dear Shikany family, I experienced the loss of a younger brother, way too young. It is painful. I pray that you find grace and hope as you suffer the loss of Michael. God will be with you. He knows your pain. Our love and prayers. Gary and Marlene
Gary Cameron
March 16, 2017
My prayers are with you, Michael. May Heaven's gates welcome you into the Father's kingdom. May He reunite you with your beloved grandfather and may you find eternal peace. Sending a special hug and a sincere wish of condolence to his family. May you find comfort, strength and peace during these most difficult times. Sincerely, Susan and Fred Isenberg
Susan Isenberg
March 16, 2017
Michael, I did not know you but I am friends with your Dad and Aunt. I heard nothing but great things about you through those that loved you. You are now in a better place called Heaven and may God Bless you. RIP my new friend you will be truly missed by all.
David Steger
March 16, 2017
I'm sorry I was never able to enjoy his cooking but I have had the privilege with his grandfather. Very sad over your loss
Lynn Johnson Wizner
March 16, 2017
Michael.. I know your lighting up Heaven and doing what you love cooking. God has another angel now in heaven to look down on all of us that are missing you. I will never forget your kindness and friendship. Your missed and loved. Sending light and healing prayers for your family and friends. It's unbelievable your gone so soon. Rest In Peace.
Karin Figueroa Cisneros
March 16, 2017
My heart is broken! Our loss is Heaven's gain.
"In my Father's house are many mansions" and yours is now occupied. You were (and still are) an amazing person. Thank you, Jesus, that we will all meet again one day in Heaven.
Cathey Sudduth Wallbank
March 16, 2017
Dearest Michael, There are no words to say how much I will always love you and miss you!! The world has been silenced since you went home to the Lord !!!! My heart knows your cooking for heaven and speaking words of love, God honey just know that empty chair will hold your namesake forever!! I love you Aunt Sharon
Sharon Shikany
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