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Ralph “Ray” Joyce Jr.

Ralph (Ray) R. Joyce Jr. of El Sobrante, CA. Born July 4, 1948 in High Point, North Carolina. Ralph died September 27,2017. Ray passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. He spent 9 years as a Top-Secret Communications Specialist in the U.S. Navy. He was then employed by U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier in El Cerrito, CA. He retired in 2003 after 35 years of service.

He spent many pleasurable hours as an avid stamp collector, accumulating an extensive knowledge of world history and geography.Ray would spend hours on end reading and loved conversations of history, amazing his listeners with ability for detail. We always waited for him to say, “I do digress. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Anna Joyce. Sons: Paul A. Gomez ( Earline) and Mark S. Gomez (Kalene). Grandchildren: Kim Lung ( Marcus), Christopher Gomez ( Hayley) Scott Gomez, Trevor Gomez, and Logan Gomez. Great Grandchildren: Andrew, Haylee, Gavin, Addison and Joshua. Goddaughter, Eliza.

He also is survived by an extended family in North Caroline including: Mother Maxine Joyce and Father Ralph Joyce Sr., Brother , Richard Joyce. Sisters: Joy Bryant ( Carl ) and Melinda Joyce. Uncle and Aunt Porter and Betty Thompson and Uncle Robey Joyce.

We wish to thank the many friends that provided support and kindness through his end of life process. Special thanks to East Bay Hospice. Donations: Cancer Society or Hospice of the East Bay. Services: October 27, 20107 at 11:00 am, Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, Ca 94611.

Ralph (Ray) R. Joyce Jr. of El Sobrante, CA. Born July 4, 1948 in High Point, North Carolina. Ralph died September 27,2017. Ray passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. He spent 9 years as a Top-Secret Communications Specialist in the U.S. Navy. He was then employed by U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier in El Cerrito, CA. He retired in 2003 after 35 years of service.

He spent many pleasurable hours as an avid stamp collector, accumulating an extensive knowledge of world history and geography.Ray would spend hours on end reading and loved conversations of history, amazing his listeners with ability for detail. We always waited for him to say, “I do digress. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Anna Joyce. Sons: Paul A. Gomez ( Earline) and Mark S. Gomez (Kalene). Grandchildren: Kim Lung ( Marcus), Christopher Gomez ( Hayley) Scott Gomez, Trevor Gomez, and Logan Gomez. Great Grandchildren: Andrew, Haylee, Gavin, Addison and Joshua. Goddaughter, Eliza.

He also is survived by an extended family in North Caroline including: Mother Maxine Joyce and Father Ralph Joyce Sr., Brother , Richard Joyce. Sisters: Joy Bryant ( Carl ) and Melinda Joyce. Uncle and Aunt Porter and Betty Thompson and Uncle Robey Joyce.

We wish to thank the many friends that provided support and kindness through his end of life process. Special thanks to East Bay Hospice. Donations: Cancer Society or Hospice of the East Bay. Services: October 27, 20107 at 11:00 am, Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, Ca 94611.

 

Celebration of Life Memorial Service
October 27, 2017
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm
Oakland: Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home Chapel
4499 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611
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  1. Ray Joyce Jr.

    Written by: Lisa Kingshill

    RIP Ray!!
    The Kingshill & Gray families were blessed knowing him and he will forever live in our memories.
    His knowledge of just about anything always astounded me and his dedication to Anna was a model
    that everyone should follow. Hardworking and very loving gentleman. A rare breed. We will miss him
    very much and we are comforted by the fact that he is in heaven now enjoying a painfree afterlife. I will
    be adding another guardian angel to my prayer list.

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