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Posted by Sharon McCall on February 19, 2021
Joe was a great neighbor for all of the 16 years we have lived here.

He was very proud of both of his daughters working in the university systems.

We wold regularly chat over the back hedge or at the mailbox and he would ask about our grandchildren, then he would share happy anecdotes about his grandchildren. 

Joe would share with Ted about his time in the Air Force as a dental tech because Ted is a retired dentist and they could talk "teeth".

We already miss his happy and kind demeanor next door to us.
Posted by Merrilee Davidson on February 13, 2021
Joe was a great singer! I met Joe at a party and had a long conversation about his work as a court reporter. I was so intrigued by the pride and excitement he still displayed at his profession and his life in it. He was always so positive and open to having fun. Playing Wizard and poker were a pleasure with Joe being there. Going to Karaoke at Sterling and Antuzzzis, dancing at Meridians, we did it all! Golf was his nemesis but he loved/hated playing it. Most of all he ALWAYS asked about my grandkids and gave me tips on how to approach them. Be sure to hug them he would say and asked me if I had done that!! I will miss him so much
Posted by Neal Meyer on February 12, 2021
I would like to say what a good friend Joe, was, We joined the Singles Club at the same time 16 years ago, He was always of good humor, we were in the same poker group, and recently attended classes at Sierra College. He was upbeat about life, and well be missed
Posted by Wendy DeSouza on February 11, 2021
Sixteen-year resident of Lincoln, CA, Joseph A. DeSouza peacefully passed away on January 30, 2021 at the age of 77 due to complications resulting from Lewy body dementia. Joe is survived by his daughter, Janet Hart, his daughter, Wendy De Souza, his three grandchildren Nathalie Hart, Nicolas Hart, and Taji Anooshahr, and sons-in-law Daniel Hart and Ali Anooshahr. In 2004 Joe retired from his career in court reporting and moved from Redwood City to the Del Webb/Lincoln Hills community where he made many lifelong friends. Originally born in Macau, China, Joe moved to the United States and graduated from Jefferson High School in San Francisco, before joining the Air Force. Derided by his older brother for being too verbal, Joe was passionate about the English language and after the Air Force was drawn to court reporting and enjoyed correcting people’s grammatical errors, particularly if they were lawyers. He started his own court reporting business in San Mateo and used shorthand in the days before voice recognition and spell-check. His friends describe him as fun-loving, good-natured and loyal. Joe’s passions include playing sports, eating sweets, spending time with his grandchildren, and telling jokes. Over his lifetime Joe was married twice, and enjoyed companionship in his retirement years in the Singles Club where single men are few. In 2018 he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and after treatment and the love and support of his friends and family, he fully recovered and went back to enjoying his life just as he had before. Over the course of his life Joe believed in the American dream, as an immigrant who worked hard, started his own business, supported his daughters, and built a secure life for himself so that he could retire early and enjoy it with wonderful friends.

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Posted by Sharon McCall on February 19, 2021
Joe was a great neighbor for all of the 16 years we have lived here.

He was very proud of both of his daughters working in the university systems.

We wold regularly chat over the back hedge or at the mailbox and he would ask about our grandchildren, then he would share happy anecdotes about his grandchildren. 

Joe would share with Ted about his time in the Air Force as a dental tech because Ted is a retired dentist and they could talk "teeth".

We already miss his happy and kind demeanor next door to us.
Posted by Merrilee Davidson on February 13, 2021
Joe was a great singer! I met Joe at a party and had a long conversation about his work as a court reporter. I was so intrigued by the pride and excitement he still displayed at his profession and his life in it. He was always so positive and open to having fun. Playing Wizard and poker were a pleasure with Joe being there. Going to Karaoke at Sterling and Antuzzzis, dancing at Meridians, we did it all! Golf was his nemesis but he loved/hated playing it. Most of all he ALWAYS asked about my grandkids and gave me tips on how to approach them. Be sure to hug them he would say and asked me if I had done that!! I will miss him so much
Posted by Neal Meyer on February 12, 2021
I would like to say what a good friend Joe, was, We joined the Singles Club at the same time 16 years ago, He was always of good humor, we were in the same poker group, and recently attended classes at Sierra College. He was upbeat about life, and well be missed
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A Few of the Messages Left on my Facebook page about Joe. from Mary Scott

Shared by Mary Scott on February 11, 2021
Rocio Murillo  Oh no !! Such a nice human being I’m saddened by this.
Denise Ramos  So sorry to hear this news. He was a sweet man. 
Eileen Roark  I’m sorry for the loss of your friend, Mary. He was a kind man the few times we spoke at Judy’s.
Debra Fairchild Joe will be missed & remembered by his kind & loving friendship to so many 
Matt Andino omg speechless. so nice
Vivian Aedo Devastating loss. Joe was such a loving man. May he Rest In Peace. 
Larry Collaco Please give my condolences to his family if you are in contact with them. Am in AZ now for 10 days.
Jill Swan Paolini LE  Oh no. So sad to hear this. I immediately picture his warm, happy smile. He lived well.
Kim DeCollibus Omg so very sorry to hear this!! I just love Joe he was such fun to party and travel with. He will surely be missed.
Clyde Vickers Joe was a great guy and will be missed.
Lorraine Lima So very saddened to read this. I remember his upbeat attitude, always smiling, his kindness, and intelligent conversations with him. Rest in peace, Joe.
Joe was a beloved Friend. I will miss him, his laugh, his smile, his caring heart.  May he be resting in Peace.  Mary Scott