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In Memory-Former San Jose PBCE director, Joe Horwedel

Tuesday, February 23, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: April Becerra
A note from Harry Frietas, Director, Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
City of San Jose


It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of an esteemed colleague and friend to many: Our former PBCE director, Joe Horwedel, passed away yesterday.

Joe spent his 30-year career with the City of San Jose always working for the best interests of the city, his colleagues, and his employees. Those of you who knew Joe will, I’m sure, be shocked and saddened by this news.

Joe’s family shared with me that he entered the hospital on February 13 with symptoms and was diagnosed with cancer. Treatment could not stop the fast-moving cancer, and on Monday, February 22, Joe passed on. His sister, Jaci, described him as comfortable and at peace.

News of a funeral and where you may send your condolences has not yet been released..

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