Born September 20, 1929 in New York to Andrew and Lucy Staknis, Christina moved to California in 1956. At the age of 84, she passed away at home in Reseda on May 3, 2014. Survived by daughters, Susan Leonard and Cynthia Hancock (Lewis); daughter-in-law, Lynn; grandchildren, Torrey, Christina, Trevor, Garrett and Shelby; and great grandson Christopher. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Darryl; daughter, Sandy; sister, Vi; and brother, Joseph.
Christina was a loving, supportive mother, grandmother and friend, who's kindness and companionship will be forever missed. Her quiet courage and unwavering faith will continue to be an inspiration to all who knew her.
Mass will be held May 17th, 11:00 a.m., at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery, followed by lunch at Chris's home.