Sixto Buendia Cardenas, 81 of Lombard, IL passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 13, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
The son of Tiburcio Cardenas and Feliza Buendia was born on August 1, 1940, in Santa, Ilocus Sur, Philippines. He was married to Salvacion (Vacion) Lusterio in 1966 and in the early 1970s, with his wife and son, immigrated to the USA. It is here, in the Chicagoland area, where he and his wife fulfilled their dreams together. His strong faith in God, perseverance and resilience, allowed him to achieve his goals. He worked and eventually retired with the State of Illinois, raised two kids, traveled extensively and in his free time, enjoyed writing poetry.
Sixto, named after Pope Sixtus, was a loving father and dedicated husband. He will be missed by his children, both RNs - Joe Cardenas of Lombard, IL and Sonia Cardenas of San Diego, CA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Salvacion Cardenas, an optometrist in the Philippines.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 28, beginning with a Visitation from 8 AM until the time of Funeral Prayers at 9:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, proceeding 10:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard. Interment following service at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
All services will be livestreamed on Zoom, beginning at 8 AM CST. Please note that during the times we are traveling between locations, the screen will be blank.
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In lieu of flowers and donations, family is requesting mass and prayers for the deceased.
Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home. Info or 888-629-0094.