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Cristina Sayre

March 8th, 1978 - December 2nd, 2015

Pick Your Poison, Leave Me Mine.


Cristina Sayre, 37

The world became a less awesome place with the death of Cristina Sayre on December 2, 2015. A fierce feminist, stylish provocateur, and loyal Sharks fan, she was equally at home taking in a Broadway play or chowing down at Henry's Hi-Life. San Jose by birth and by soul, Cristina was known to flirt madly with New York City and carried a torch for Dublin, Ireland. For work she wrote sharp, compelling copy and curated stylish lists of must-have objects both useful and whimsical. But work was only what she did. To understand who she was, you'd need to share stories with her over a pint. If you were lucky enough to know her, you never missed a chance to do just that.

She leaves behind her mother and best friend Ann, younger brother James, grandparents Lois & Walter, and a group of friends that spans the globe, all muddling by in a world that's a little less bright in her absence.

Cristina was a passionate believer in women’s health rights, particularly Planned Parenthood's commitment to health services for low-income women. Donations can be made in her honor at

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Name Cristina Sayre
Date of Birth March 8th, 1978
Date of Death December 2nd, 2015
Home Town San Jose, CA, US 
Interests Miss Piggy, Alexander Hamilton (before he was a musical), Liberace, Bingo, Afghan Wigs, Glenfarclas, Laserdiscs, NYC, The Great Gatsby, SJ Sharks, Scotch Eggs, Jerry Orbach, LPs, Scott Bakula in his prime, The Finn Brothers, Raw seafoods, Fassbender + Roth + Buscemi, Southpark, Zines, Homestar Runner, Joe Henry, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Always Sunny, San Jose, BME, Mid-century Modern, Rectify, Bill's Cafe, F1, Mead, QVC, Elvis
In Memoriam Donation Donations to Planned Parenthood - Add Cristina Sayre under "Honor Gifts"


Cemetery Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park
Location 300 Curtner Avenue
San Jose CA 95125
United States
Plot Number Nature Garden, Western Wall


1995 Leland High School
2003 San Jose State University, BA, History


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Kate published condolence .

Cristina. It's been a fucking garbage year. I miss you. None of this still seems real. I miss you. You left a hole in this world. Nothing in this world ever truly goes away, and you've left an indelible presence. I will miss you forever. I will also fight for women's health, and equality until I die. I will also get gloriously drunk in your honor, in a vintage (preferably Bi-centennial) glass the day the Sharks win the Stanley Cup. You are loved and missed. Dearly.

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Angela Hedges published condolence .

Remembering a kick-ass lady. She rocked so hard it was difficult to fully appreciate her awesomeness, and even more impossible to accept that she is no longer here. No words, no memorial, no monument can do her life justice. Still, we try.

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