Joseph A. Graves Resident of Discovery Bay Joseph Anthony Graves, 21 years of age, died in Iraq on July 25, 2006. A member of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was serving in the U.S. Army with a rank of Specialist E4. A native of Castro Valley, he had lived in Discovery Bay since he was 10 years of age. An active member of the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, he enjoyed golf, videos, music, reading and cars. Joey is survived by his wife, Cori Maningas Graves; father, J. Kevin Graves; mother, Maryan Pereira; stepbrother, Boby Pereira and half-brother, Brandon Pereira; grandparents, Gene and Marylin Graves, and Tony and Georgia Farbizio; aunts and uncles. Visitations will be at the Brentwood Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church at 9:30 a.m.; a private family burial will follow at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the "Joey Graves Youth Program Fund." Send donations to Delta Community Presbyterian Church.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Aug. 4, 2006.