Passed Away On: 04/20/2019

A graveside Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 600 Buena Vista Road, Hollister. A reception will follow. Please call 1-209-736-2315 for further information


Jural “Jerry” Roy Joseph passed away April 20, 2019 at Watsonville Community Hospital. Jerry was born October 11, 1948 in Monterey Park, California to Clayton and Juanita Joseph. He is survived by his brother Jan (Nancy) Joseph; wife of 49 years Judi Joseph; sons Michael Allen and Jeffrey Joel; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and special friend Tina Castallenos.

Jerry spent five years working as a Salinas Police Officer and Detective. He returned to school and received his AA degree and graduated from the Physician’s Assistant program from Stanford University. He also spent five years teaching the Physician’s Assistant Program at Stanford. He has been associated with Watsonville Community Hospital and Natividad Medical Center’s working in the Emergency Rooms for over 38 years.

As with his work, he had a varied hobby list: wood working, guitar playing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, skeet shooting, skiing and back packing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brother Jeffrey Joel; and sister Karen Humphreys.

His family and many friends will miss his smile and humor.


Services will be private.


57 years of friendship.  49 years of marriage. So many up’s and down’s. Challenges small and large and some were really big ones. Our friendship and love got us thru it all. My soul says, “I wouldn’t change a minute of it”.  You are with Joel now, so “Sweet Dreams”

Love, Judy