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John Pista
Dec. 14, 1921 - Feb. 24, 2014
Services will be held Monday, March 3, 2014 for John C. Pista who passed away on February 24, 2014 in Watsonville. He was 92 years old.
He was born in Watsonville, California on December 14, 1921. He was the son of Mitchell and Katherine (Knego) Pista. He grew up in Watsonville where he attended Moreland Notre Dame Catholic School and was a graduate of Watsonville High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. After military service, he joined the family apple orchard business, M.V. Pista Fruit Co., where he worked all his life. John had a firm faith in God and was a devout Catholic.
He is survived by his brother Steve Pista, cousins, Mark Pista, Leah Sakoda, Peter Knego, Linda Knego, Kay Barbora, Helen McAbee and sister-in-law Josephine Pista. There will be a brief Visitation, from 10-12pm, followed by a Rosary at 12pm, and then the Funeral Mass at 12:30 at Valley Church, Monday March 3rd. Burial will be following at Valley Catholic Cemetery. Mehl's Colonial Chapel were entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Moreland Notre Dame or St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School


Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 1, 2014
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