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In Memory of

Jose Veza Fadrilan

June 19, 1947 - September 9, 2017

Obituary


Jose "Papa Joey" Fadrilan, 70, of Vallejo, California, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital surrounded by his family.

Joey is survived by his wife Odette of 49 years, daughters Joan (Rick), Jennifer (Richard), Jocelyn (Dan), son Angelo and girlfriend Nancy, grandchildren Jazzy, Aiko, Dylan, Noah, Sophia, Aiden, sisters Nesty, Naida, Jean (Nestor), brothers Jun, Manny (Arlene), Ramon (Faye), Ed (Sandy), Leo (Bess), Bobby (Tess) and loving nieces, nephews and extended family.

Joey was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all.

Joey's...

Jose "Papa Joey" Fadrilan, 70, of Vallejo, California, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital surrounded by his family.

Joey is survived by his wife Odette of 49 years, daughters Joan (Rick), Jennifer (Richard), Jocelyn (Dan), son Angelo and girlfriend Nancy, grandchildren Jazzy, Aiko, Dylan, Noah, Sophia, Aiden, sisters Nesty, Naida, Jean (Nestor), brothers Jun, Manny (Arlene), Ramon (Faye), Ed (Sandy), Leo (Bess), Bobby (Tess) and loving nieces, nephews and extended family.

Joey was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all.

Joey's rich life included working for the Philippine Congress as a payroll disbursement clerk and then ghost writer for Senator Pelaez. His career took him to the Philippine National Grains Authority and was known to be a fierce field investigator uncovering fraudulent practices by the rice industry. After several years, Joey's entrepreneurial spirit led him to take over the family business of providing janitorial supplies for the City of Metro Manila as well as operating a small neighborhood store. Public service called on Joey and he became the youngest councilman for his district by singing "Kung Kailangan Mo Ako (If You Need Me)" on the day before election. Wanting to provide a better life for his family, Joey migrated to the United States in the mid-80's where he found that his passion for plants could be an occupation and he became an interior landscaper first working for a company and eventually venturing out on his own. He was also a self-taught florist which his clients, family and friends enjoyed for 30 years until his passing.

Joey loved to entertain people with his cooking, singing and never ending jokes. If there was eating, music and laughter, he would be in the middle of it. Joey's larger than life personality will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Arrangements under the direction of Lima Family Milpitas-Fremont Mortuary, Fremont, CA.