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Joseph Sadao Enriquez was born of April 20, 1971 in Montebello, California. He was the first born for Pastors Joe and Merle Enriquez. He was a very bright child and even as a baby, he loved cars and trucks and was fascinated by the rolling of wheels. As he grew older, this fascination of turning wheels and fast cars turned into a passion for keeping those cars clean and he started his own business, Joe's Auto Spa. His meticulous ability to get autos and trucks to sparkle preceded him and he got the dirtiest of vehicles showroom clean.
When Joseph was 3 years old, his parents were surprised to observe his playing the Marine Corp Hymn on a little toy instrument. Then when he was 8, his parents heard him playing along with a song that was on the radio. That is when Joseph's amazing talent was discovered. After buying him a keyboard, he was taught chords and his talent developed. He had no formal piano training, but he could play just about anything after listening to the song a few times.
Joseph was one-of-a-kind. He had the ability to love just about everyone he met and they instantly loved him. If you met him and got to know him a little, you would never forget him. His sense of humor and his laughter were infectious. He was goofy, sensitive, loving, caring, and always willing to help. Just about every neighbor on Sunrise, Sargent, and Elden knew him and loved him. Even the children would tell their parents to call Joseph because Joseph knows how to fix everything. If he didn't know how to fix something he would get his dad involved and they would work endlessly in the garage until the project was completed.
Joseph loved his wife, Gina, with a passion and loved his family more than anything. He was more than generous with his nieces and nephew but was stern with them when they needed it because he loved them and wanted them to grow up to be responsible adults. He loved his sister, Sabrina and her husband, Ray, intensely, and all of his nieces and nephew. Aunts, Uncles, and cousins all knew how much they were loved and that is why his absence is so painful. Even our pets are missing him. To all of his friends and colleagues at Whittier Police Department and at Elite Team Logistics, we know how much you loved him and know how much you will miss him, too.
Keep the fires burning for us, Joseph, until we meet again.
Monday, September 27, 2021
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Regency Christian Center International
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