Joseph Michael Flores
Aug. 27th,1946 - Dec. 7th, 2017
Resident of Watsonville
At the age of 71, Joe Flores passed away the morning of Thursday, December 7. He joined his predeceased parents, Mauro and Mary; and sisters Lisa Tagami and Priscilla Crosby. He went peacefully with his family by his side at his mother-in-law's (Julie Cecil) home in Watsonville. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Skeeter; daughter, Summer Nelson (Zack); son, Michael (Katie); two granddaughters, Ava and Taylor Nelson; and dog, Hotrod. Joe was a loving husband, a proud father, and a generous, kind friend to many.
Joe was born and raised in Watsonville and graduated from Watsonville High. Joe was a Vietnam Army veteran with six years of service and upon his return worked as an electrician for PG&E, finally retiring after 30 years as a substation electrician out of Moss Landing. He served many seasons as a coach for Summer and Michael's sports teams as they grew up, and will always be remembered as the LOUDEST fan in the crowd at every game he attended.
He loved fishing, street rods, hunting ground squirrels for local farmers, KPIG, Giants baseball, and was an original 49er faithful. One of his happiest places was in Freedom CA at his brother in law Dick Cecil's ranch. More than anything, he loved his family and friends, and we loved him. We'll remember and miss him always.
A celebration of life will take place Jan. 12, 11:00AM at the V.F.W. Hall: 1960 Freedom Blvd. Watsonville, CA, 95076. Please in lieu of flowers consider a donation in Joe's memory to Hospice of Santa Cruz. www.hospicesantacruz.org/donate
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Jan. 5, 2018