Obituary of Joseph Leo August |

Obituary of Joseph Leo August

Joseph Leo August was taken from us too soon. He passed away on October 18, 2018 at just 66 years old.

Survived by wife Nancy; sons Ryan and Kyle; and grandchildren Khloe, Delilah, and Parker. He was born on December 1, 1951 in Lowell, Massachusetts and his mother moved them to Menlo Park, CA when he was just 4 years old. There he later met Nancy. They married in 1976 and relocated to Grass Valley in 1987.

Joe’s life was one well lived. He never passed a project without lending a helping hand, a neighbor without a friendly conversation, or a good beer left untouched. He was a loving husband to Nancy for 41 years, a wonderful father, and a committed grandfather. His teenage years were spent riding dirt bikes in the bay area, a hobby he passed down to his sons. As the family grew, they would spend their weekends at motocross tracks, camping in their RV and enjoying the sport they all loved. Joe retired from ARCO/BP in 2011 after 25 years of driving fuel trucks. He spent his retired days babysitting his grandchildren and his evenings on their back deck, enjoying the view. His favorite vacations were spent with family at Sea Ranch. Joe’s was a slow-paced life, spent where he was needed most…at home with who he loved above everything else, his family.

A memorial website has been set up in honor of Joe, joseph-leo Visitors can share tributes, stories or just view pictures of this wonderful man. The family would also like to thank Hospice of the Foothills for their compassionate care provided to Joe in his final days.

His celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., on May 5, 2019, at the Elks Lodge: 109 S. School St. Grass Valley. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

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