Gerardo Jose (1964-2015)

gerardo jose portrait

Gerry, who was born at the Naval Hospital in Iwakuni, Japan on February 11th, 1964., answered his last alarm on October 26, 2015. Because his father was in the military, he attended elementary school overseas and returned to the states in 1979. He graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1982 and attended Mesa College while working at Ralph’s. He joined SDFD in 1990. He married and is survived by his two children, Rey and Jordan, the loves of his life. He loved his family and friends, his job, music, and drawing. He had the kindest soul and would go out of his way for anyone and everyone. He always had a band of friends wherever he went. He was a huge Chargers fan, a history enthusiast, Kiss fan, as well as an avid bodybuilder. Gerry was a loving father whose thoughts were always with his son and daughter. He was surrounded by those who loved him: his father Reynaldo, his mother Emelita, his brother Gene, two sisters Gladys and Gail, nieces and nephews and all his extended family and great friends.


In leiu of flowers, the Jose family is requesting all donations be sent to the San Diego Fireman's Relief Association & FirefighterAid. Donations will be used to help offset the cost of the funeral and burial expenses. All leftover monies will be given to Gerry's two children. Please send donations to::

10509 San Diego Mission Rd. Suite F
San Diego CA 92108

(Make checks payable to FirefighterAid)

Tax ID # 33-6091348


Cards and donations may be made to the Jose family at the address below:

Gerry Jose Family

C/O San Diego Fireman's Relief Association

10509 San Diego Mission Rd. Suite F
San Diego CA 92108