Joe Ellis Jr.

Walnut Creek, California

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Very sorry to find out about Joe, knew Joe in high school, Joe and our friends are saden to lose one of the best trumpet players and person we knew Joe played the best version on Cherry Pink and Apple Blosson White his sweet personality was a plus, sorry to his family and friends, Joe you will be in my heart always.

I miss my tuesday nights with Joe. I miss talking smack to the guys and elbowing him for it when they were at bat. And I miss are very private and personal conversations about everything when they were in the field. I'm going to miss everything else that I never got to experience with Joe. I'm going to miss the fact that I never get to hear him play. Im going to miss ever seeing him hold our baby (hopefully Joseph Ellis???). Im going to miss the look in my husbands (to be :) eyes after...

My Dad and I understood each other without many words. We share a common talent for playing trumpet and expressing our passion for the instrument and respect for music. I feel honored and blessed that my Dad shared this with me. I will always play from my heart and think of him smiling and being proud of me. He always let me know what was real.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.

My sincere sympathy to Joe's wonderful family.

I had the opportunity to get to know Joe through my work which averaged spending 2 - 4 hours a week with him. He was fun, funny, engaging, smart, articulate, feisty and gentle. He talked often of his family, his music and his desire to help people. I'm happy he was able to see Obama elected and gas prices come down a bit.

I know I will miss sparing with him and I know his family will miss him many times over. Hopefully,...

a musician, a sicilian, a marine. are you kidding? i'll miss seeing your face & eating pasta. my thoughts to tammy & the family.

we will miss you Joe...

My condolences to the entire family for this loss. Smokin' Joe was a great man and will be missed dearly.


Joe's Obituary

Ellis, Jr. April 25, 1941 - Nov 14, 2008 Resident of Pacifica He brought great joy to his family when he entered this world on April 25, 1941 and great sadness when he left us suddenly and unexpectedly on November 14, 2008. Joe was the third child of Joseph Vincent Ellis, Sr. and Josephine Arcuri...

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