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Michael Hunter Sistare
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  • Ravenel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund
    P.O. Box 342
    Ravenel, SC 29470

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“Renae, I was so sad to hear of Mike's passing. I'll always remember Mike's big smile and his gentle kindness. May God bless you and your family...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Gail Waters - Santee, SC - Friend

“I was blessed to have been with the Sistare family throughout Mike's journey over the last two years. I share in the sadness with the family and...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Kelly Beeles - Charleston, SC

“I knew him from coming to Detyens Shipyard running tugs for Mccallister's always a gentle guy to deal with.Thoughts and prayers for the family ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Jon lLyon - Mt Pleasant, SC

“So very sorry. Just a good man gone too soon. Please know we are thinking of you..Renae.. and girls. Ryan and Denise ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Ryan Smoak - Troutdale, VA

“Renee, I was so saddened to hear of Mike's passing. I saw him in the BFS store in North Charleston at the end of last year. We talked for a long time...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jon Evans - Friend

“Sistare Family, Bill and Cindy, We are sorry for your loss and want you and your family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. As you and...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Richard and Shirley Martin - SC

“Renae- I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. He will be missed... I wished I had reached out to you all sooner but life just got in my way. ...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Paul Lavelle

“My sincere condolences to Ms. Renae and the rest of your family... I am praying for your comfort and strength in the days ahead. God Bless ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: David Perry - Summerville, SC

“To the Sistare Family,I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers for you in this difficult time. God Bless all of you. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Raymond Lloyd - Charleston, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends who will feel the tremendous heartache with Mike's arrival to his heavenly home. May God's love...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Lynne Matheny - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Renae and family, Harvey and I were saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He was a sweet and kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Terri Zetrouer - Charleston, SC

“Renae and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ralph and Teresa Perry ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Teresa Perry

“To Renae & Family - I have so many great memories growing up with Mike. I will certainly miss my dear friend. Sending prayers for strength & my...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: David Crosby - Ravenel, SC

“To Renae and Family. Our hearts are very for the loss of Mike. He touched many people. He had a heart of gold. He was a special kind hearted man. He...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Liz Tumbleston - Ravenel, SC

“Dear Bill and family, I am sorry to hear of Michaels' passing.I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless you! ...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Hayes

“Renae so sorry for your great lost with the passing of Mike. Sherrie and I send our love and many prayers to you and your family at this time. We...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Dan - Friend

“Renae, We are so saddened to hear of Michael's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. John and Denise Woods ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Woods - Ocilla, GA

“Dear Renae & Family,Susie, Helen, John, and myself were so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. Even though we can't be there in person, please know...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Joy Sistare Dellinger - NC

“Renae and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. He was such a kind person and always had a big smile. Please know you are in my thoughts and...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Jackson - Houston, TX


Captain Michael Hunter Sistare, 66, of Ravenel, South Carolina, husband of Renae Stroble Sistare entered into eternal rest Tuesday, September 22, 2020 with his family surrounding him. His private visitation will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway. A private funeral service will be held at the graveside Saturday, September 26, 2020 in Ravenel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 6035 Drayton Street, Ravenel, SC.

To view the funeral service please visit the following: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/GWG735TQXK5WNSWD

Mike was born November 16, 1953 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late James Henry Sistare and Myrtle McLean Sistare. Following graduation from St. Paul's High School, "Big Mike" began his Charleston waterfront career with Marine Contracting and Towing as a deck hand and moved through the ranks to Captain. His 47 year career transitioned him to McAllister Towing and Transportation Company where he retired as a Tug Boat Captain. Mike was a member of Ravenel United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Renae; two daughters: Holly Sistare Chesser of Ravenel, SC and Ashley Sistare McMullan (Sherrod) of Hollywood, SC; three brothers: Mack Sistare (Betty Lee) of Port Lavaca, TX, Pat Sistare (Guerry) of Charleston, SC and Bill Sistare (Cindy) of Summerville, SC; sister, Margie Lynn Hoffman (Buddy) of Summerville, SC; and five loving grandchildren: Grace, Hunter, Coy, Mason and Gray. Mike is survived by Eliza Jane Hendricks, who has been loved like a daughter. He was predeceased by a brother, James Henry Sistare, Jr.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to their many friends for their incredible support through this difficult two year journey and the loving staff of Charleston Oncology and Cresent Hospice.

Memorials may be made to Ravenel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 342, Ravenel, SC 29470.