August 30, 1936 - June 27, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Joe Delija has passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at 1:20 PM in Fairfield, California. Joe was born August 30, 1936, in Korace, Yugoslavia to mother Maria and father Ivo. Joe is survived by Kwang “Kay” Davis, his two children; Diana Delija-Munoz (with Miguel Munoz) and Michael Delija (with Maria Delija), and his three grandchildren; Erik Munoz, Brandon Delija, and Rachelle Delija with loving affection to Kimberly, Matt, Charlotte, and baby Eloise Noxon. Joe worked as a local contractor for over 60 years and has left his mark on homes and buildings all the way from Red Bluff and Redding and all throughout the Bay Area. When not building something, Joe enjoyed tending to his garden, growing a wide selection of fruits and vegetables that he could share with his friends and family. Of all of Joe’s projects throughout his long career, none brought him as much pride as his last project, the JD apartments in Fairfield. At this property, he combined masterful craftsmanship with a sense of belonging, creating a community with people who he came to care for dearly. Joe’s great successes in the United States did not come without great challenge, however. Joe escaped communist Yugoslavia in search of a better life. He traveled on foot with no money through various countries that treated him as a pariah until he arrived in Germany who gave him an opportunity to work. At that time, he met Monica Ursula Becker whom he would marry a short time later. They then decided to immigrate to the United States in 1963 where he was able to take full advantage of the opportunities offered here to embrace the American dream. Joe was a proud American. Services will take place on August 6, 2021, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield, California beginning with visitation at 10 AM with services immediately following at 11 AM. Internment will take place at 12:30 PM at the Fairmont Cemetery. A celebration of life will commence at 2 PM at The Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533 All are welcome.
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