In loving memory of

Joseph Richard Deniz
September 14, 1991 - June 21, 2024

It is with immense sadness that we announce the loss of Joseph Richard Deniz, who passed away June 21, 2024. Joseph was a kind and caring individual whose joyful personality brought joy to those around him.
Joseph proudly served his country in the US Army in the 2nd Infantry Division as a SP4 Drone Operator. He protected his fellow soldiers while in Afghanistan, detecting 68 IED's in a single day, saving hundreds of lives. This is who he was. He will be remembered as our hero.
Survived by his father Richard Deniz; Stepmother Nadezhda Deniz; Sister Kelly Curdie and her husband James; Step Brother Mihail Guschin; Paternal Grandparents: Alvin and Geri Deniz; Maternal Grandmother Michelle Barbaccia; 3 nieces and 4 nephews; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Preceded in death by his mother Maret Deniz and Brother Robert Clark.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024 beginning with a visitation at 10:00 a.m. at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel; at 11:00 a.m., there will be Military Honors Ceremony at the Los Banos District Cemetery. Joseph will be laid to rest with his brother Robert Clark, who passed away suddenly in 2022. The inurnment for Joseph and his brother Robert will follow the military honors.
Services are under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Chapels~Los Banos.

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