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Jose "Joe" M. Riojas, 81, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, February 1, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Antonia "Toni" Riojas; son and daughter-in-law, Carlos "Charlie" & Monica Riojas; daughter, Rosa "Rosie" Ruiz; grandsons, David Alexander Ruiz and Jonathan Ruiz; granddaughter, Brianna Riojas; sisters, Terry Hernandez and Mary Castillo, and numerous other family members and friends. Joe was a graduate of Fox Tech High School. He joined the United States Army and served both active and reserve duty for 6 years. After his military service he worked at Kelly Air Force base in the printing division and retired as Master Chief ATF Pressman after 39 years. He enjoyed barbecuing, fishing, relaxing with family and friends and getaways to any place with a slot machine. He was an strong, charismatic, independent and loving family member who had a signature laugh. He will be dearly missed. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:00 p.m. at The Angelus Funeral Home. Funeral procession will depart on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass to be offered at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Fernando Cemetery #3 with military honors. Condolences may be sent to the Riojas family at www.theangelusfuneralhome.com.
Published in Express-News on Feb. 4, 2014