Joe peacefully passed away at the age of 84 with his loving wife and family by his side at his home in Escalon, CA. Joe was born on March 24, 1935 to Francisco and Apolonia Florez in Fort Morgan, Colorado and was one of 9 siblings. Joe was a jokester and thoroughly enjoyed playing tricks on his friends and had a dry sense of humor. Living in the Bay Area, he took great pride in having “the perfect yard.” Joe was a very meticulous man. You would find him either on his ranch making sure everything looked perfect or at the auctions biding on animals. He was a very loving husband and father. He taught his children about hard work. He was very dedicated to his family and always put them first.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Geneva, his children; Corine Patyten of Escalon, Geneva Robinson (George) of Tracy, Frank Florez of Cloverdale, Joseph Florez of Escalon And Eli Florez of Escalon. Grandchildren; Jennifer Petersen of Nebraska, Sabrina Robinson of Castro Valley, Daniel Patyten of Colorado, Katie Robinson of Castro Valley, Tiffany Patyten of Escalon, Trisidy Florez of Fresno, Ellie Florez of Fresno. Great-Grandchildren; Rebecca Baeza of Nebraska, Eddie Baeza of Escalon, Melody Sprague of Ripon, Elias Contreras of Castro Valley, Evelia Contreras of Castro Valley. Siblings; Jim Florez of Hayward, Mary Lou Sevier of Livermore, Gloria Azevedo of Hayward, Harry Florez of Hayward and Alex Florez of Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by his brothers; Frank, Cruz and sister; Sally.
Deegan Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Florez family. A viewing will be held Friday, February 7, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm with a Chapel Service to follow at Deegan Funeral Chapel, 1441 San Joaquin St., Escalon, CA 95320.
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