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Joseph Reis Jr. was born to the late Joseph Reis Sr. and Jessie Reis in Tracy, California on November 19, 1952.

Joseph was blessed with a large and loving family. He married his best friend, Ivana Reis on March 25, 1972 in Modesto, CA. They happily celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this year. Joseph helped raise his three children with patience, discipline and humility.

Joseph started his career at Hershey Chocolate Factory in Oakdale, CA in 1972. It is there where he met several of his lifelong friends.

Joseph was a strong, kind and generous person. He always put the needs of others in front of his own. He made time to laugh and enjoy life even when life was nothing to laugh at. He will be dearly missed by his loved ones.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Ivana; his son Joseph Reis III and wife Priscilla Reis; his daughter Christy Wilson and husband Marcus Wilson; and his daughter Elaine Reis and husband BoDean Briggs; his grandchildren Tyler Briggs, Juliet Reis and Ivan Wilson; and his brother, Dennis Reis and wife Sandy Reis. He is preceded in death by his parents.

A service will be held on October 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. located at St. Anthony’s Church, 7820 Fox Road, Hughson, CA 95326.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

The Riverbank (Calif.) News

Oct. 12, 2022