Joel Gavieres Jabson was born on February 1, 1954 in Pasig, Philippines and passed away on September 22, 2018 in Merced, California. Joel came to the United States at the age of 23 on March 21, 1977. After landing in the U.S., Joel lived in the Bay Area, he joined the military on April 17, 1977 and retired 23 years later. In the late 1980’s, Joel and his wife relocated to Merced, CA. Joel worked at Hylond Healthcare in Merced for many years, he was always willing to give a helping hand. His favorite times were whenever he would make people laugh and smile. He also loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his two granddaughters.
He is preceded in death by his parents Juan and Araceli Jabson. Joel is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mercedes, his son Andrew, his two daughters Angelique and Allyssa, and his granddaughters Jocelyn and Mayzie, 3 brothers, 5 sisters, and many others.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 1-8pm with a Rosary starting at 7pm at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church in Merced with Burial and military honors at 1:30 pm at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA.