March 16, 1950 — Jan. 12, 2015

Services will be Friday in Santa Nella for Patrick Frank Jose, 64, a lifelong Tracy resident, who died Jan. 12 at his home.

Mr. Jose was born in Oakland at the naval hospital and graduated from Tracy High School. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his military service during the Vietnam War, and he joined the Army Reserve with his brother after his tour ended. He retired from the Tracy defense depot.

Survivors include a son, Keith Jose of Brentwood; a daughter, Cheridan Keller of Newman; two stepsons, Steven Fernandes of Tracy and Waylon Fernandes of San Francisco; a brother, Ed Jose of Tracy; a sister, Nordene Durante of Tracy; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Road, in Santa Nella. Military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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