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Joseph Francis Escobar

July 3, 1956 May 1, 2018
Joseph  Francis  Escobar
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Obituary for Joseph Francis Escobar

DOB: 07/03/1956 - DOD: 05/01/2018
Joseph, as known as Joey was born in the City of Angeles, Los Angeles, California on July 3, 1956 to Joe and Teresa Escobar. We thank the staff at Marian for their help during his final days fighting aggressive cancer. He started his life in Culver City. At the age of 12 was a junior life guard riding the waves in Malibu and Santa Monica beaches. He played in Marina Del Rey, and rode his mini bike all over Venice flats. He was a boy scout; his dad took him to Catalina Island to spend the night amongst the bears and wild life. His father taught him how to be a man, and his mother taught him to be loving and kind. He was an altar boy, Santa Maria Grad and attended Hancock College. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Nipomo. Joined the Air Force and became a staff Sergeant in charge of munitions. He was a soldier, an Air man for 6 years. He was told to take his battalion into a coo while stationed in Korea without ammunition. He hesitated to do so, but did as he was told and warded off the opponents in victory. Joey, you the man!
His four sisters, Rosemary Campa (Ralph), Rachel Rosas (Alejandro), Rebecca Vogan (Rory); and Magdalena Maratas (Pete), treated him like the baby brother, although he was the oldest. They were his bestest friends! His brother in laws were his brothers, no law.
He married and had four children, Sonia, Joseph (Senneca), Michael, and Nicolas. He has four grandchildren, Anthony, Alana, Aiyana and Beyonce. His children were his pride. He loved his nieces and nephews, had nick names for everyone. He said a rosary every day, his knowledge of history was amazing, and riding his Harley was his dream come true. He was blessed to have a daughter who cooked wonderful meals, but always made too much food, he said. He was a playful dad, getting down on the floor to play, throw ball, or wrestle. He always blessed his children, taught them about our Catholic faith and made sure they all received their sacraments. Joey loved his friends, sharing a good memory when he spoke of them. Joey was a humble, simple and good man. He sang and danced, he was fearless. He loved music, attended many concerts. His family was important to him. Success is not the materials you have, but the love of family. He left his mark here on earth as a child of Christ, living his days as His Lord would have wanted him to. His legacy will live on as a gentle man, a good dad, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend ……..as he always said; It’s not going to get any better than this. Vaya con Dios!
A Rosary will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm. On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 a Mass will be held at 10:00 am also at St Joseph Catholic Church.


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