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Joseph Contrades Obituary

Joseph Kauhumanu Contrades
Joseph Kauhumanu Contrades

December 8, 1923 - August 8, 2020
Born in Hawaii
Resided in San Pedro, CA
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Joseph Kauhumanu Contrades Sr., 96, of San Pedro, died August 8, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Vancouver WA, surrounded by loved ones. Joe was born December 8, 1923, on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, to Philip and Gertrude Contrades. He was in the Navy in northern California before relocating to San Pedro, California. There he met his beautiful wife of over 50 years, Inez Contrades. Joe was loved and admired by all that knew him. He was a pillar of the community and a resident of San Pedro for over 60 years. He spent many years volunteering as a baseball coach at Bloch Field. He was a truck driver and owned his own trucking company, JC Trucking. After retiring, he kept busy by working at local automotive businesses in town. During his free time, he could be found working in his garden at his home on Channel Street or in church at Saint Peters.
He was an active member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in San Pedro for decades and worked as a Eucharistic Minister, an usher, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his 3 sons, Joseph K. Contrades Jr., Robert Contrades, George Contrades; 5 daughters, Charlotte Delman, Delight Hernandez, Pamela Rodela, Flora Avitia, Phyllis Contrades; 27 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Inez Contrades; his son, David Garcia; and his daughter, Yvonne Gamez. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com.




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McNerney's Mortuary
570 W. 5th Street
San Pedro, CA US 90731