JOSEPH GREGORY ESSIG MAR 18, 1948 - OCT 22, 2018
Joseph Gregory Essig passed away on October 22, 2018, at the age of 70 years.
A native of Merced, Joe attended Merced High School, graduating with the class of 1966 prior to joining the military. After serving in the Vietnam War, Joe continued his education at the University of San Francisco and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
After 28 years of working for the California Highway Patrol, Joe retired and enjoyed spending his weekends going for drives in the hills to spend time with family or enjoying many music festivals along the coast with his longtime partner, Jan.
Joe was preceded in death by his mother Virginia “DeeDee” Essig and his brother Robert Essig, Jr.
He is survived by his longtime partner, Janice Brawley, his father Robert “Bob” Essig Sr., his sister Rebecca (John) Anderson, brother Guy (Grace) Essig, Uncle Paul Sanches, daughter Shannon Essig, sons Joey (Amber) Essig and RC Essig. Along with 4 grandchildren, 2 nephews, and 1 niece.
There will be no services. If you would like to honor Joe’s memory, buy a round of drinks for your friends the next time you are out and raise your glasses to a life well lived.