Joseph Valadez – services scheduled

Centinela State Prison (CEN) reported the passing of Joseph R. Valadez, retired Correctional Counselor, on June 22.

He started his career with the California Youth Authority on June 5, 1986 as a Youth Counselor. He began his career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at Calipatria State Prison on Jan. 6, 1996 as a Correctional Counselor I.

On March 18, 1996, he transferred to CEN as a Correctional Counselor I, where he worked until his retirement on Dec. 28, 2012.

A viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at Frye Mortuary, 7999 Brawley Ave., Brawley, CA.

Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, at St. Margaret Mary’s Parish, 620 S. Cesar Chavez St., Brawley, CA.

A burial procession will immediately follow to Riverview Cemetery, 4700 Hovley Road, Brawley, CA.

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3 Responses

  1. Lili Juarez - Calipatria State Prison Wednesday, June 24, 2015 / 9:27 am

    My heart was saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a great friend of mine, someone I said I would always consider a dear friend. Joe was the type of person who always wanted to help out anyone, anyway he could. Joe had a BIG heart. He will be missed by many who knew him. My deepest condolences to Mary Helen, Jovanna and his grandbabies who he loved very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray for God’s comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time. God bless you all. RIP, Joe.

  2. desico3@gmail.com Tuesday, June 23, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    My deepest condolences to his wife and family. He was a great partner. He will be missed but never forgotten. Centinela family, missing you all. May you all be safe

    Sgt. T. Desiderio
    Calipatria State Prison

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