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Joseph C. Bravo 1940 - 2013
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April 25, 2014
My Dearest Brother, it is one year ago today, April 25,2013, since you left this earth. There are still days when I want to pick up the phone and talk to you, just to hear your voice. I know that you are with me, although I cannot see you or hear you, I know you're nearby and will always be in my heart. Rest in peace my Brother. Love you.
November 11, 2013
Happy VETERANS DAY DAD! From your twin daughters and your son-in-law, we blow you a kiss, and as fellow VETERANS, WE SALUTE YOU!!
June 16, 2013
Happy Fathers Day Dad....it's been awhile since we lost you. We're all adjusting in our own way. The thought of not having you around anymore is unreal at times. We all miss you very much. We understand that life goes on and you want us to live our lives and not be sad. Well, we're trying. This is our first Fathers Day without you Dad, it's just not the same. I miss you and miss laughing with you. Rest in peace Dad. Happy Fathers Day.
Love always....
June 16, 2013
Happy Father"s Day....missing you love your son always Efrem
June 16, 2013
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!! NOT A DAY GOES BY WITHOUT ME MISSING YOU. MY DEAREST DAD I MISS YOU.. YOUR SON EFREM
May 25, 2013
Grampa,
Thank you for everything you taught me. Thank you for all those beautiful memories... I wish we could've made more. Forgive me if I wasn't there enough. I've ALWAYS loved you and Granma... and I always will. You were so smart, so funny, so wise, and so STRONG. You passed that strength on to me (and I'm sure everyone else) those days you were in the hospital. How can a man not shed a tear after seeing all of his loved ones, after saying good-bye to everyone he cares about? I don't know, but that's exactly why you are so special. You had so much strength. You were such a blessing, and I am so lucky to have had you in my life. You and Granma mean the world to me, and I will never forget either of you. I love you. Rest now, and enjoy the paradise you're in. <3
May 25, 2013
Happy Birthday Dad! We love you and will never forget you.
May 07, 2013
Dad, when I saw you during your last days in the hospital, my heart ached with every beat, my tears stung as they rolled down my face, but yesterday when I saw you for the last time, my heart beat with honor and my tears rolled down my face with proudness. Dad, you always told me and showed me how proud you were of me and I always told you thank you and I loved you for that. You would just smile and wink. You always gave your kids what we wanted, and in the end, we gave you what you wanted. You went out as you lived, HONORABLY and RESPECTED. I love you Dad. I am and always will be HONORED to be your daughter!
May 06, 2013
My Dearest Brother Joseph:

There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother. For a brother is a friend given by nature and to have had a brother like you
was to have experienced a very special gift and there is a special place in my heart for the one I call brother.
I know we were 20+ years apart in age, but that did not take away that you were my brother. I remember when I was 11 years old, one day you were visiting Momma and you had parked your car (the Rambler) in the front lawn, and I asked you jokingly if I could move it, you said, “yeah go ahead” (you probably didn't think I was serious at the time; so I jumped in the car pressed the reverse button and ended up wrecking into Tia Marcelina's fence, boy was I scared, you ran out of the house and yelled “What did you do “Pompideo”? (a nickname you gave me) I said sorry and ran inside crying.
I remember another time you gave me a pickle, (little did I know that you had seasoned it with spices & hot chili) after taking a bite, I had to spit it out, and told you, that was mean, and you just laughed.
In the last couple of years, we became close. We took turns calling one another just to see how everything was going; each time you called you would disguise your voice (saying you were “Jose Alfredo Jimenez”) & sing and I would say "Hola Sr. Jose Alfredo Jimenez" and we'd laugh. We would talk about how the family was doing; you'd ask how my kids were doing, and I'd ask how your family was doing. You would say to tell them hi for you and you would always close by saying, “I love you, tell Big Sam, Clarissa, Lil' Sammy & Super Girl” I love them too, and so does the Bravo clan from Asti St. How I will miss your calls & singing, knowing that I will not hear your voice again my brother saddens me!! We shared memories from the past, talked about our health; on occasion we would visit each other. You would send me cards on different occasions in which I looked forward to receiving because you always knew what to say, providing guidance, wisdom, laughter, spiritual strength and love, you were a talented writer; and I will always cherish those cards.
I thank God that he gave us the opportunity to say our goodbyes. In the end, you told us that you were tired; you wanted to go home with Momma. Well Brother, no more pain, no more suffering in silence, and no more tears for you. For now you are in Heaven, rejoicing with Momma, El Jefe, & Chavelo and probably eating “green Jello”.
Brother, you will live in memory; and never shall the memories of you fade, for you will always be my brother. Rest in peace, I love you Brother!
Your sister,
Carolyn (Pompideo)
May 06, 2013
When loved ones leave this earth---it's difficult to cope, but know that they never leave our hearts.

My condolences to the immediate family. & my sincerest sympathy to Carolyn. Sibling love is like no other. I know you are hurting and it saddens me :( Stay strong friend and find comfort in knowing he's by your mother's side now.
God Bless,
May 04, 2013
With much love to you Joe, you will be sadly missed by one and all....
May 03, 2013
Brother & Tio Joe, you will live in memory; and never shall the memories of you fade, for you will always be our brother & Tio. Rest in peace, We love you!
May 03, 2013
Hard to believe your gone Uncle Joe...I know you're at peace in heaven now, along with my Dad, Grandma & Grandpa. Love you always.

Carmen Mendez daughter of Frank & Bessie
May 03, 2013
Wow dad, it's still hard to believe your time has come. All the great memories and life learning talks we had over the years will always be in my heart and soul. Thanks to you, I learned how to be a strong man and great dad. Some lessons were learned through tough love, but the bottom line is it was with LOVE. I'll pass on my wisdom and knowledge I gained from you to Ryan. Like I always told you, Ryan will keep the BRAVO name strong for years to come. I'll miss seeing your smile and laughing with you, but luckily my memories will stay fresh and I can always think back to the days where we laughed and smiled with each other. You were my SUPER MAN, dad. Thank you for everything. Until we meet again......Love always...
May 03, 2013
you will forever be in my heart my dear dad,my love will never die for you its just getting stronger like you always said.i will miss you until we meet again my wing man..forever your son Efrem Bravo
May 03, 2013
Mr. Bravo, your friendship was a blessing and you will be missed.

Maria Hirokawa
May 02, 2013
"Mr Bravo" as we all knew him at the "welfare dept" he kept us all on our feet. He would come out with good one's, all I could say was "ay Mr. Bravo". I'm glad I got to know Mr. Bravo, he made my work more enjoyable.
My condolence's to all his family,
May 01, 2013
I love you Dad and I will always remember what a beautiful father you were. I love you and will miss you forever!
May 01, 2013
Tio Joe...

So many memories... From early childhood days, til our last real visit with you on Easter Weekend March 30, 2013... I remember being in the back seat while you drove the "Green Hornet" from farm to farm conducting welfare checks all throughout Kern County...On weekends playing darts with you and my Dad whilst enjoying a cold one from time to time...You always had that knowing smile on your face...I remember how we would go to the softball field, watching your brothers (My Tios Rick & Fernando) playing ball, cheering them on...Then also watching Liz play ball while in HS, and later watching your "Sisters" play softball... Yeah Tio, all of these and more are Great Memories for me... I Miss you Joe, I love you Tio... Im sure you're with My Dad now, having a cold one, looking down, and smiling upon Us all...God Bless You Tio...
May 01, 2013
Fair winds and following seas....
May 01, 2013
You were The Best Dad EVER!!!

Love You
May 01, 2013
Thank You for being The Best Dad Ever

Love You
May 01, 2013
Thank You for being The Best Dad EVER!!!

Love You
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