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Sisto Arena Passed away on Feb 3rd, surrounded by family, after a brave battle with Myelodysplasia Syndrome. (MDS) Sisto was born on March 10, 1947 in Los Gatos. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bessie and Lorenzo, sister Molly Hiler and brother Pete. Sisto is survived by his wife Kathleen Shannon, Tia Cirlia Gonzales, sister Pauline Trimble, brothers David, Louis, Sam , Larry and many in-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces and great-great nieces. He was a graduate of San Francisco State, where he played football and baseball. He worked at IBM for almost 30 years. Sisto was known as a mentor and "coach" with strong friendships. He was a wonderful, giving man with a radiant smile. A Vigil will be held Tues. Feb. 9 at 7PM and a Mass at noon Wed Feb 10 at the St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 15333 Woodard Road, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MDS Foundation, P.O. Box 353 Crosswicks, N.J. 08515 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by DARLING-FISCHER.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on Feb. 7, 2010
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