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Jose Eli (JoSam) Samarripas


03/07/1952 - 11/13/2015 Obituary
Joe was born in Texas and raised in Shafter CA. He graduated from Shafter High in 1970. He served in the US Army right out of high school. He resided in Bakersfield most of his life and spent the past 13 years between Bakersfield and Arroyo, Grande, CA. Joe was preceded in death by his father Pablo, brothers Paul and Ruben, sister Alice Solis. Survived by his long time love Nancy Madera, Mother Elida Cortinas, brothers Elias and Dennis, sisters Norma and Anabel. Children Joel and Wife Nancy of Katie TX, Joseph of Bakersfield and daughter Jennie Samarripas of Bakersfield, 7 grandchildren, many nephew and nieces and lifelong friend Steve Watts of Shafter. Known as JoSam by many dear friends, he loved his Oakland Raiders, living so close to the beach, Pismo Beach Moose Lodge # 1409, playing cards on Wednesday nights at Mesa Dunes in Arroyo Grande, making salsa (HOT) for his friends. More than anything he just enjoyed having a "cold one" with friends and laughing and talking to anyone and everyone because he really never met a stranger.
Memorial Services will be held Dec. 19 at 1:00 at the Pismo Beach Moose Lodge.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 20, 2015
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