Joseph Rolland Freitas
June 8, 1939-Oct. 14, 2018
Joseph Rolland “Joe” Freitas passed from this life on October 14, 2018 in Pleasanton, CA. As was his style, he was surrounded by family and friends until the end. Born in Vallejo, CA, on June 8, 1939, Joe was a proud Santa Clara University Bronco (Class of ’61) who valued his classmates as lifelong friends. Joe retired from ServiceMaster as an environmental services manager at San Jose State in 2006, then enjoyed traveling with his family, refurbishing his home in Ben Lomond, and sharing smiles on his weekly Meals for Wheels route. Joe lived by the motto, “Let go, and let God.”
He is survived by wife Ellen, sons Joe (Elizabeth) of Livermore; Jim of Pleasanton and John (Crystal) of San Leandro, brother Tom (Claudia) of Santa Clara and sister Jolaine (Rob) of Fair Oaks. He loved his five grandchildren, seven nieces and nephews and the blessings of his extended family through his 23 year marriage to Ellen. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Elaine, and brother, Jerry.
Services, followed by a reception, will be held at 11:00 am on October 25 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. He will be laid to rest at All Souls Cemetery in Vallejo. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County, 1777 Capitola Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95062.