Nov. 24, 1930 — Dec. 11, 2011
Tuolumne resident James Robert Gisi died Sunday at Avalon Care Center in Sonora. He was 81.
Born in Yuma, Colo., to William and Grace Gisi, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1956, working as a mechanic on aircraft carriers.
He worked as a carpenter for many years, and lived in Tuolumne County for 36 years.
He enjoyed baseball and watching his grandchildren play soccer.
Mr. Gisi is survived by his children and their spouses, James Robert Gisi Jr., of Martinez, Tim and Jeanne Gisi, of Twain Harte, Monica and Jeff Lyons, of Sonora, and Christine and Bob Gold, and Mary and Dave Reel, all of Tuolumne; grandchildren and their spouses, JR and Chrissy Gold, David and Robin Gold, and Jessica and Matt Aguilar, all of Sacramento, Rebecca Gold, of Tuolumne, Tim Jr. and Alisha Gisi, of Fairfield, Mike and Ginger Gisi, of Florida, Melissa and Andrea Lyons, and DJ Jr., Natasha, Brandon, Katie, Ashley, and Jordan Gisi, all of Sonora, Brandi Gisi, of Brentwood, and James and Scotty Gisi, both of Covina; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Gisi.
A service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church in Twain Harte.
Donations can be made to the Tuolumne County Recreation Department, 43 N. Green St., Sonora, CA 95370.
Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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