Matt Joseppi Garibaldi
1957 - 2021
BORN
1957
DIED
2021
Matt Joseppi Garibaldi
Stockton - Matt Joseppi Garibaldi, 64, passed away on June 26, 2021 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, CA from health complications.
Born March 23, 1957 in Stockton, Matt grew into a gentle giant who was always willing to lend others a hand and who left this world with no hard feelings. Despite towering over others with a deep voice that could make anyone snap to attention, he was a humble, caring man who never met a stranger; a Harley rider who would sooner pummel you with love and respect than his fists. Although his enormous hands could each palm a basketball, he couldn't for the life of him hold a grudge.
Being genuinely interested in others, Matt loved to meet new people (and pets), visit family, and share a laugh. When really amused, he threw his head back and let out an infectious laugh, often with a knee slap for good measure. His frequent connecting and empathizing with others was no doubt exhausting, for he was an accomplished napper who could conk out in the middle of Manhattan.
No stranger to hardship, Matt overcame several serious injuries and ailments throughout his life, from a broken neck to lymphoma. He seemed to have the strength of an ox and the many lives of a cat. Matt was preceded in death by his parents, Nedra and George, and in 1998 he lost his beloved wife, Sandy, to breast cancer, with whom he had three children: Emily, Stephanie, and Matt Joseppi Jr. "Joey" (who married Daphnie). Matt ably raised the kids and is survived by them all, as well as his joyful grandchildren, Ace, Cole, and Juliana, whom he judiciously spoiled. He is also survived by his siblings---Arthur, Annette Wright (and her husband Bud), and Gary---along with dozens of cherished nieces and nephews and his sweet dog, Ellie.
Matt's many family and friends will greatly miss his kind spirit and warm presence. Please share memories of him by email ([email protected]). A private celebration of his life will be held on Sunday July 11. Contact Matt's children at the above email address for details. Support sent via Venmo (@garibaldi) will be used to cover final expenses, with remaining funds donated to the Delta Humane Society.
Published by The Record from Jul. 2 to Jul. 4, 2021.
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So sad th hear of Matt´s passing. He was a good father, brother, son and friend. One of those guys that never met a stranger. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him and experienced his kind soul and great personality. Condolences to the Garibaldi family.
Lynn Brown
Friend
August 28, 2021
Although we're saddened to learn we've lost a wonderful neighbor and friend. Matt has helped us gain a greater appreciation and understanding of human kindness.
Sotheary and Khouth
Other
July 30, 2021
Just saw this, so sorry to learn of Matt's passing. He was one of our drivers (one of the best) at Alegre Trucking many years ago. Good guy, always happy. Condolences to the family.
Maureen Bottimore
Work
July 12, 2021
Made many memories with Matt sad to hear this RIP Matt
Steve Schrenk
Friend
July 10, 2021
Please accept our prayers at losing your Dad, Stephanie, Emily and Joe. His smile was epic and I´m sure you hold it inside each of you.
Diana and Bob Stipe
Friend
July 4, 2021
Another great photo of our friend matt. Taken at the Marina in San Leandro.
Janis Barbaria
Friend
July 4, 2021
My Deepest Sympathies Too Matt´s FamilyHe Was Such a Lovely Human Being and I Hope Your Cherished Memories Help You Thru All These Difficult Weeks My Best To All
Roxanne Chase
Friend
July 3, 2021
Matt was the sweetest man I knew. He will be missed! Love to his family.
Janis Phillips Barbaria
Friend
July 3, 2021
Matt your kind hearted love of friends and family is untouched by many, you have been like a brother to my family for a long time, we will miss you and your Infectious smile. Love you always my brother.
Mark Lamendola
Friend
July 3, 2021
Gary Garibaldi St.
Family
July 2, 2021
Gary Garibaldi St.
Family
July 2, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Gary Garibaldi St.
Family
July 2, 2021
Will miss you Matt, love the memories we made when Mick was still here.
Yolanda Clark
Family
July 2, 2021
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