Vote June 7 for Nicole Parra for State Senate District 16

ENROLL YOUR CHILD AT DELANO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT TODAY!

Former Operations Superintendent for the City of Delano passes away last year with services set for Jan. 19

Jan. 7, 2021

Submitted to DelanoNow by the Gutierrez family

BORN: FEBRUARY 12, 1945 – PASSED AWAY: DECEMBER 30, 2020

Joe Silva Gutierrez was born on February 12, 1945 and passed away on December 30, 2020 and is under the care of Delano Mortuary.

Joe Silva Gutierrez, 75, passed away peacefully December 30, 2020 in Bakersfield, CA. His wife, Sandra, was by his side when he drifted off to his heavenly home.

Joe was raised in Delano, CA and graduated from Delano High School in 1962. Professionally, he was a veteran of over 43 years in the field of Public Service Maintenance and Operations. He began his career at the Delano Elementary School District and just a few years later he was hired by the City of Delano. His work ethic and dedication elevated him to finish the last seven years of his career as the Operations Superintendent for the City of Delano.

Joe loved sports and friendly competition – whether backyard cornhole, pool, or other family games – he strove to do his best and elevate others. He loved to play softball and later in life became an excellent golfer. He had a special ability to create beautiful landscapes.

His kindness and charity to help others in need sets him apart and will long be remembered. While Joe had many hobbies and professional accomplishments, his
most important priority was his family.

Joe is survived by his wife, Sandra; children, Denise (Michael) Stanley, Lisa (Victor) Celaya, Andrew Mascarinas, Angela (Dorian) Mora; grandchildren, Camille, John, Steven, Melissa, Jordan, Alex, Sara, Faith; brothers, Jerry, Carlos, Gino, Alex; sister, Yolanda; good friend, Liz Morris; and DeLisa Gallego, who he loved as his own daughter.

In addition to his parents, Guadalupe Gutierrez and Lupe Silva, he is preceded in death by his brother Mando.

Due to COVID-19  restrictions, live attendance will be by invitation only. Others are invited to join via Facebook Live which can be accessed through the Delano Mortuary website:
www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/delano-ca/joe-gutierrez-9980845

The burial will follow at the Delano Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, due to current cemetery limits, the family has asked that you send cards or letters.

Joe Silva Gutierrez

BORN: FEBRUARY 12, 1945 – PASSED AWAY: DECEMBER 30, 2020

Joe Silva Gutierrez was born on February 12, 1945 and passed away on December 30, 2020 and is under the care of Delano Mortuary.

Visitation will be held on January 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Delano Mortuary, 707 Browning Road, Delano, CA. Funeral Service will be held on January 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Delano Mortuary, 707 Browning Road, Delano, CA. Graveside Service will be held on January 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm at North Kern Cemetery District, 627 Austin St., Delano, CA.

Leave a Reply