Joseph A. Lopez passed away at the age of 64 on January 7, 2022, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Joe, as he was called by family and friends, was born on March 22, 1957, to Jose and Aurora Lopez. He was raised in El Rio along with his 4 siblings. After graduating from Rio Mesa High School in 1975, he enlisted in the US Army and was in the 101st Airborne Division, stationed at Fort Ord. He was proud to have served and it was one of the most memorable times of his life.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and youngest brother, Tony Lopez. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia to whom he was blessed with 44 years of marriage, his 5 children: Stephanie Rodriguez(Joe), Gabriel Lopez (Mara), Mark Lopez (Veronica), Jennifer Silva (Michael), Daniel Lopez (Veronica) and 17 grandchildren: Samuel, Andrew, Mia, Juliana, Joaquin, Lillyanna, Branden, Zoe, Mark Jr., Mikayla, Hailey, Natalie, Jacob, Arianah, Emily, Michael III, and Nathan; His siblings, George Arellano, Lynette Wendland, and Laura Lopez, along with many nieces and nephews.
Joe was an extremely proud family man who wouldn't hesitate to talk about his kids and grandkids to anyone who would listen. He loved his family and wanted everyone to know it. If the family wasn't the topic of conversation, it was about his beloved Kansas City Chiefs. He loved sports and spent a lot of time coaching his kids and grandkids. When he wasn't coaching, he could always be counted on to be in the stands cheering them on. He had a lively spirit that just attracted people to him. His superpower was being able to walk into a room and leave, having made everyone a friend. He enjoyed being the center of attention, dancing, and singing along to his favorite music, he was never afraid to just be himself. His presence will truly be missed by all who knew him.
A visitation for Joe will be held at the Reardon Funeral Home, 511 N. A St. Oxnard, CA 93030, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 3 pm to 9 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 6:30 pm. The Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Santa Clara Church, 323 S. E. St., Oxnard, CA 93030, at 10 am. Burial will immediately follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard.
TO JOE'S FAMILY , BROTHER ,SISTERS, GRANDCHILDREN AND FRIENDS I AM TRULY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF JOE . THE WORDS THE COME TO MIND, IS WHY. WHY DOES THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN TO SOMEONE WHO GAVE SO MUCH TO HIS FAMILY, GAVE TO HIS COUNTRY AND WHO GAVE HIS ALL TO FIGHT THE UGLY ILLNESS THAT TOOK HIS BODY. I BELIEVE THAT OUR SOULS CAN NOT BE DESTROYED . THAT THEY STAY NEAR US, TO COMFORT US ,TO GUILD US, IN WHAT LIFE GIVES US NEXT TO FACE. I BELIEVE THAT OUR LOVE ONES OUR IN A NEW JOURNEY FOR THEM TO ENJOY. NO PAIN, NO SORROW, JUST HAPPINESS, LOTS OF LOVE, LOTS OF LAUGHTER. . I BELIEVE IF YOU STOP AND JUST LOOK FOR THOSE SIGNS THAT THEY SEND US , YOU WILL KNOW THEY OUR CLOSE BY.. I WAS ONE TO BE IN THE SAME PLACE AS YOUR OUR JUST A YEAR AGO ON JANUARY 2ND. THE PAIN IS HARD , THE PAIN IS REAL.. BUT MY HUSBAND S FIGHT TO SURVIVE HAS GIVEN ME THE FIGHT TO CONTINUE HERE IN MY LIFE. ITS BEEN A LONG YEAR . NOT SURE HOW I GOT FROM THERE TO NOW. BUT I HAVE .AND SO HAS MY FAMILY. WE LOOK FOR THOSE SIGNS.. JUST REMEMBER YOUR NOT ALONE. THERES OTHERS THAT OUR FIGHTING THE SAME BATTLE YOU OUR. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE SERVICE WITH THOSE OF US WHO COULD NOT BE WITH YOU.
MY PRAYERS TO ALL OF YOU , TO GIVE YOU STENGTH AS YOU TAKE EACH NEW DAY.
ALWAYS RAMONA TORRES SORIA-FOWLER
January 19, 2022 8:52 PM
Joe it's so hard to say farewell to you. Your zest for life was contagious and you touched so many. You will live on through our memories of you. I miss you dearly. Rest well my friend! Markeysha Lawrence
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January 19, 2022 6:45 PM
I hope to see this tree one day. Jesse Favela
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January 18, 2022 11:00 AM
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January 17, 2022 8:12 PM
We extend our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family of Joe Lopez. Joe touched so many lives during his time working at C2C. Joe will forever remain in our hearts never to be forgotten. From the Carbon2Cobalt Family
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