Joe Pedraza, Jr. was born on September 29, 1948 to Jose and Corina Pedraza. Joe earned his wings at the age of 71 on September 9, 2020. He was a fun, loving and caring man. He loved his family and friends. Joe was retired from Dillard’s Department Store. He loved music and played trombone since middle school. Joe was a proud member of The Patriots Band and Honor Guard of America. He loved to perform with the band and hang out with his buddies. Joe enjoyed football season and his favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys. He was everyone’s favorite bookie. He also enjoyed playing pool in weekly pool leagues.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Corina Zarate and Julia Yglesias, brother, Sal Pedraza and brothers-in-law Rudolfo Zarate, Sr. and Juan C. Villarreal.
Joe is survived by Helen Suarez; his daughters, Alena Galvan and Alyssa (Joseph) Guzman; his grandchildren, Ashlynn and Jamison Galvan and Haylee Guzman; his sisters, Manuela Rocha and Viola Villarreal; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was a wonderful Poppy and will be missed dearly.
A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 beginning at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary to take place at 7:00 p.m. that same evening at the Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held on 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park that same day.
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