Brian Gerard Cisewski

February 25, 1958 - April 14, 2015

02/25/1958 - 04/14/2015

Brian Gerard Cisewski passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord surrounded by loving family and friends on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. His beautiful smile, quick wit and whacky sense of humor will be remembered by many. Brian was born in Stevens Point, WI on February 25, 1958 to Leonard and Bernadette Cisewski. He was the fifth of eleven children and loved sports, especially baseball, at which he excelled. He played American Legion baseball as a teenager and was eventually scouted by the L.A. Dodgers to pitch, but chose a career in the military and a relationship with his loving wife-to-be, Ana Goico, over the uncertainty of a career in major league baseball. Brian and Ana met in the Air Force where he served honorably for 21 years. He served in Turkey, England and various bases in the U.S. Brian was named Air Force MP of the year and retired as a Master Sargent in 1997. After retiring, Brian and Ana moved to Virginia Beach to be close to Ana’s parents and help as they aged. Brian always went out of his way to be helpful to others; he gave completely of himself without hesitation, as a confidante, teacher, brother and friend to many. Brian began a second career, graduating from Hampton University with a Masters in Architecture in May 2010. Several firms in the Hampton Roads area benefited from his skill as a draftsman and architect-in-training since his move to Virginia Beach. Brian has been a faithful member of the Church of the Ascension for many years.
Brian is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 38 years, Ana Cisewski, his sisters Lisa Randy Raikowski of Quinton VA, Kathy Cisewski fiancée Rick Shuda of Deerbrook, WI, his brothers Gary Clara of Plover, WI, Ron Gail of Whiting, WI, Wayne Debra of Plover, WI, Don Amy of Stevens Point, WI, Jeffrey Laura of Williamsburg, VA, Larry friend Dan of Marinette WI, Thomas Diane of Stevens Point, WI, mother-in-law Cecilia Goico, brother-in-law Jose Anne Goico of West Hartford, CT and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother David and father-in-law Jose Goico.
The family would like to extend special thanks to friends Carole Dicklin and Ruth Brogan who have given so much of their energy and support during these difficult times.
Funeral services and reception for Brian will be held on Friday, April 24, 11 a.m. at Church of the Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. His remains will be inurned at the Church columbarium. Donations may be directed to Social Ministry at the Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach VA phone 757-495-1886. Please visit to leave a note to the family.

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Tony Edna Constand
8 years ago

Ana and Family, We are stunned to here your news. God Bless Brian and his loved ones he leaves behind. Sincere condolences, with love Edna and Tony

Bradley Steele
8 years ago

Anna and Family,

Our prayers are with you at this time. Brian was one of the best supervisors I had during my time in the Air Force, He will be missed.

Rick Randall
8 years ago

Be with the MANY others and keep HEAVEN SAFE for us Brother!!!!

Becky OsowskiThomason
8 years ago

Brian played legion ball for my dad, Stan, I will never forget and can still hear Brian singing his lungs out at the games and especially on the bus. Every time I hear Elvira I think of Brian and smile

Gary Cisewski
8 years ago

I will miss Brian. His journey of life has ended but his new journey is just beginning. Brian had the courage and fortitude to lead an exceptional life. He married Ana and spent a marvelous 38 years. See you on the other side Brian.

Leonard Dozois
8 years ago

Rest in Peace Defender. I did not know you, but you were a b brother of the badge and beret.

Dale Gregory
8 years ago


Don and Kathy Wisinski
8 years ago

Wayne and Debbie Ron and Gail and the rest of the Cisewski family we are sorry for your loss of Brian.

Don and Kathy Wisinski

Tom cisewski
8 years ago

we will miss you brian love your brother