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.