South San Francisco, CA September 7, 2023 by Garden Chapel Funeral Directors
Joel married Bertha Barrientos in 1947,who predeceased him in 1998. Together they had 7 children, Jose “Pepe” Valencia (Widow, Ofelia), Dionicio Valencia (Rosa), Daniel Valencia (Carmen), Ana Arellano (Dario), Javier Valencia (Elvira), George Valencia (Laurie), Betty Reyes (Oscar). He went on to have 17 grand-children, 19 great-grand-children and 2 great-grand-children on the way. In 2000, he remarried Socorro Arellano.
He was a man of many friends, and we hope to see many of them at his memorial services Sunday, September 10, 2023 at Garden Chapel Funeral Home in South San Francisco at 6 PM for a rosary. Funeral services will be Monday, September 11, 2023 at All Souls Church in South San Francisco at 12:15 and burial to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma.