Joseph Roy Podzimek passed away on November 26, 2007 at the age of 81. He was born on March 23, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret; four sons Joseph (Pamela), James (Christina), John (Erin) and Thomas (Eva). There are 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, and two brothers, Eugene of Minnesota and William of Camarillo California. Joseph served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy as a seebee and was a member of the Reserves until 1955. He was a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus and a long time active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. He married the love of his life in May of 1947. His joy in life was spending time with the family on trips and camping. Services will be at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Gardena CA on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Internment will be at the National Cemetery in Riverside CA.

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  1. Thanks dad for everything you did & shared in your life with me. I know you are now at peace & with the Lord. I will miss you very much. In my heart I will always remember you.

  2. I’ll remember all the good times we had drinking, visiting with other and cruising. I’ll miss you brother and I know you are now at peace with the Lord.

  3. Dad, thanks for always being there for us and taking the time to spend with the family. I will miss you very much and all the times we spent together. You introduced me to Bloody Mary’s at the cabin and everytime I have one I’ll remember you. You will forever be in my heart. I love you and miss you very much.

  4. My Dad, How lucky I was to be able to have my dad most of my life. The good times, camping, gatherings, crusing, weekends, and much more. Dad was family, always glad to see his son’s and families/friends. Smiling while shaking your hand. I remember dad being there throughout my life. Now he rests, peaceful, yes, my dad. Love you “DAD”……

  5. Well Sweetheart the 60 years were great! Our life was full of family and happy times. I loved you honey and all the times we were able to have. I know how you loved your God and are with him. Take care till I see you

  6. Dad, We already miss you so much. Thanks for always being there. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.Love you always, God bless you.

  7. Grandpa, I must have been one of the luckiest of most kids to have lived right next door to my grandparents. It’s funny the things I remember like you taking us to school and having to sit through KNX 1070 news radio, “You give us 22 minutes, we’ll give you the world!” How you never failed to give grandma her pound of Sees chocolates on her birthday and silently making remarks when grandma “talked too much”. You knew when to talk and when to “just keep quiet” and I took that with me throughout everything I do. I promise to finish out nursing school and become a great officer in the military and think of you on the day I commission and graduate and I know you will be so proud. I love you and will miss you dearly Grandpa.

  8. Peggy, prayers for you and your family. May your family stay close together and watch and take good care of you. Love and miss you and hope to stay in touch with you. My special friend. Love, Becky

  9. Dear Peggy and family, Joe held a close place in our heart. We remember wonderful days full of fun and fullfilling work with and for the K of C. He will always be remembered by us and fill a top place in our prayers. We will miss him very much. While we have not seen you both much in the recent years, it was always a bright spot in our life to renew memories. Peggy – we know God and your boys will watch over you – stay well. Love Ed and Irene

  10. Grandpa, There are no words to tell you how much you will be missed. I’m glad I was lucky enough to live right next door to you and to be able to see you every day. I will always remember Saturday nights at church and how every time after mass you would be there to say “there she is!” and give me a great big hug and tell me how much you love me. Others would take such a simple act for granted, but not me. I cherished each and every hug and smile you gave me. I’ll never forget all the times you made a witty remark about grandma and catch my eye and smile. Thank you for all the great memories and for being such a wonderful grandpa. I know you are at peace now and are no longer in pain. I will remain your “good girl” as you always called me. Until I see you again. I love you always grandpa.

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