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August 15, 1930-January 12, 2013
Resident of San Jose
Our beloved wife, Mom, Grandma and Pastor was born August 15, 1930, in Spokane, WA. She graduated from Lewis and Clark H.S. in 1948. Joy married Ernest B. Gentile on 8/25/1949. Joy was ordained at age 17. She and Ernest pastored in Spokane 7 years, then moved to San Jose and pioneered Christian Community Church, pastoring for 33 years. Their apostolic ministry influenced many, planting churches both here and abroad.
Joy is survived by 4 children: Sharon Dermer, Deborah Plyler, Janice Wilson and Ernest Gentile. 6 grandchildren: Lisa Nash, Stephen Wilson, Kristin Plyler, Angela Dickerson, Joshua Zachary Gentile, 4 Great-grandchildren: Victoria Wilson, Annabelle, Benjamin and Zachary Nash. Nephew, Tom Messex.
Joy Dove brought peace and joy to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed and cherished forever!
Memorial Service: Gateway City Church, 5883 Eden Park Place, San Jose, on Friday, January 25th at 12:30pm Inquiries: Liveheart Church 408 899-6363.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jan. 20, 2013