Josie Apilado Banez
1961 - 2021
Twin Chapels Mortuary
1100 Tennessee Street
Vallejo, CA
Josie Apilado Banez passed away surrounded by her loving family in her home on Saturday, August 28, 2021, after a long battle with breast cancer.Josie was a loving mother, daughter, sister, auntie, "Glamma" and dear friend. She is survived by her children, Joshua Banez, Joseph Banez (Aissa), and Julian Banez (Shelby); her granddaughter, Sophia Banez; her siblings, Mila Abella (Jun), Joaquin Apilado (Jocelyn), Lourdes DeVigal (Anthony), Veronica San Nicolas (Tony), and David Apilado (Gabriela); and her mother, Julieta Apilado. She is preceded in death by her father, Jose Campamones Apilado, Ed.D.Josie was born on April 30, 1961, in Joplin, MO. She loved spending time with her family and friends, laughing and sharing stories and jokes over a great meal, and spending quality time with her granddaughter.Josie earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix. For many years, Josie was an enrollment counselor at the University of Phoenix, then at the University of San Francisco. Throughout her career, she was able to impact the lives of countless people as she dedicated her time and energy to helping others further their education and find success in life.Arrangements for Josie are under the direction of Twin Chapels in Vallejo, CA (707) 552-6696. A Funeral Mass will be held in the chapel at All Souls Cemetery at 550 Glen Cove Rd, Vallejo, CA, 94591, at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021, with interment to follow. Father Glenn Jaron of St. Catherine of Siena will officiate the ceremony. Due to the restrictions imposed related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the indoor funeral mass will be reserved for the immediate family. The mass will be live-streamed via Zoom, which will be available via Josie's memorial page ( Those who wish to join the immediate family in paying their final respects at Josie's graveside may join the procession from the chapel to the interment site at All Souls Cemetery shortly after noon. Josie wished that those who attend wear navy, gray, or brown in her honor instead of the traditional black.In lieu of flowers, Josie's family is collecting donations for the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program in her memory. Donations can be made at Sympathy cards can be sent to her son, Julian Banez, at 1108 Evelyn Lane, Apt D, Sacramento, CA 95864.Due to the ongoing restrictions related to COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no reception after the interment ceremony. The family will resume the nine-day Novena on Monday, September 27, 2021, through Thursday, October 7, 2021, to conclude the first 40 days after Josie's passing.

Published by Times Herald Online from Sep. 4 to Sep. 10, 2021.
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All Souls Cemetery
550 Glen Cove Rd, Vallejo, CA
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Jen and Marc
September 6, 2021
Josie, your friendship meant so much to me. You always knew how to make people feel comfortable in any situation. Your smile lit up the room, and you made the world a better place. You will always be remembered .
Wendy Giles
September 4, 2021
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