Joe L. Escalante
April 20, 1924 - May 1, 2013
Joe was born on the 20th of April in Bixby, AZ, to Francisco and Rafaela Escalante. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosie and 2 grandchildren. Joe is survived by his 2 daughters, Roseanne Martinez (Chris), Josie Rioseco (Armando), and 4 sons, Joseph Escalante (Brooke), Louis Escalante (Carol), Robert Escalante (Diane) and Mark Escalante (Victoria); 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Joe loved his family and was a proud father and devoted grandfather. His positive spirit touched many he met. Joe enjoyed fishing, cooking, playing cards, watching westerns, and dancing. Joe served his country in the Army in WWII. Viewing service to be conducted from 4pm to 8pm on May 8 and a memorial service at 10am on May 9 at Salas Brothers on Scenic Drive in Modesto.
Published in the Modesto Bee on May 7, 2013