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Joseph Melton DeGonia


1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Joseph Melton DeGonia Obituary
JOSEPH MELTON DeGONIA SR. Age 82, of Riverside, CA passed away from complications following a stroke at 6:00am on July 18, 2016, at Riverside Community Hospital. Joe was born June 17, 1934, in Morse Mill, MO to parents Thomas and Stella (Bahr) DeGonia. He graduated from Hillsboro High School class of 1952. He left Missouri to travel the world by enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, serving 20 years of active duty and retiring as a Master Sergeant at Norton AFB, CA. Being an avid lover of golf, he also spent many years working for and playing at the General Old Golf Course. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jackie DeGonia; sisters Elsie Mae DeGonia, and Anna Kemper; and daughter Mary DeGonia. He is survived by sister Delores Hulett of St. Louis, MO, and brother John (Arlene) DeGonia of Hillsboro, MO; sons Joseph DeGonia Jr. of Riverside, Michael (Karla) DeGonia of Yucaipa, Christopher (Yuliya) DeGonia of Redlands, and Eric (Sheila) DeGonia of Duluth, MN; stepchildren Mike (Kerry) Hamilton of Murrieta, Chuck (Marjie) Hamilton of Riverside, Rayelle Bue of Riverside, and Jack (Janelle) Hamilton of Wildomar; 2 grandsons, 21 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grand-children, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Sunday, July 31st at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary; 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504. Funeral services will be at 11am on Monday, August 1st at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary. Burial will be at 1pm in Riverside National Cemetery.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on July 24, 2016
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