good times local news media events catalyst santa cruz california metro silicon valley news local events san jose weekly aptos, capitola, soquel, local news events paper gilroy dispatch local news events garlic festival santa cruz media events local california weekly king city rustler newspaper media local events car sales buy new car media
57.4 F
Watsonville
English English Español Español
July 2, 2022

Stephen P. Pista

Stephen P. Pista, better known by his family as Stevie, died peacefully on March 15, 2019.  He was 91 years old.

He was born on February 1, 1928, in Watsonville to Mitchell V. Pista, who emigrated from the Konavle Valley, Croatia, and Katherine (Knego) Pista.  Stevie spent all of his life in Watsonville where he attended Moreland Notre Dame School and was a graduate of Watsonville High School.  While in high school, Stevie was the first artist to draw Willy the Wildcat, the high school’s mascot.  He graduated from Santa Clara University with a Business Degree and then served 4 years in the Navy.  After his military service, he joined the family apple business, M.V. Pista Fruit Co., where he worked his entire life.  Stevie had a firm faith in God and was a devout Catholic.

Stevie is preceded in death by his brothers, Louis M. and John C. Pista.  He is survived by his cousins, Mark Pista, Leah Sakoda, Peter Knego, Linda Knego, Kay Barbora, Helen McAbee, and sister-in-law, Josephine Pista.

Services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Watsonville.  There will be a brief visitation at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Rosary at 10:40 a.m. and Mass at 11:00 a.m.  The burial will immediately follow at Valley Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Moreland Notre Dame School.  Mehl’s Colonial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

ARTS & CULTURE

PVA to host art and history conference

WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) will host a one-day conference on July 9 centered around the figure Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Attendees will explore the historic...