San Jose Stalwart Frank Fiscalini: A Century of Legacy in Community Service

San Jose Stalwart Frank Fiscalini: Frank Fiscalini, a centenarian and esteemed figure in San Jose, passed away at 101, leaving behind a legacy of community service. Despite his age, his demise was unexpected, occurring just a day after a positive health assessment.

Having contracted COVID-19 recently, Fiscalini spent time in rehabilitation but returned home feeling well after celebrating his 101st birthday. His daughter, Jill Peters, spent cherished moments with him in his final days.

Born in San Bernardino to immigrant parents from Northern Italy, Fiscalini’s journey led him to Santa Clara University and later military service during World War II. A distinguished educational leader, he served as superintendent of the East Side Union High School District, earning the moniker “Godfather of East Side politics.”

Beyond education, Fiscalini contributed to healthcare as CEO of Alexian Brothers hospital system and spearheaded the restoration of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in downtown San Jose. His political career included a term on the San Jose City Council.

Fiscalini’s impact extended to the arts and education, with involvement in Opera San Jose and various boards. His daughter, Lisa Hausle, emphasized his legacy of family, faith, and community service.

Survived by four children, 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren, Fiscalini’s profound influence reached even the youngest members of his family. To honor his memory, the family plans a holiday cookie decorating party—a tradition initiated by Frank and his late wife, Joan.

In celebrating Fiscalini’s life, the community remembers a man dedicated to giving and serving others, leaving a lasting imprint on San Jose

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