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Joseph Galdonik

GaldonikJoseph Andrew Galdonik, age 65, Entered Into Eternal Rest on December 29, 2018 after failing health and hospitalization. Known affectionately as “Grandpa Joe” Joseph was long-time resident of Riverside County, where he lived with his adored wife Meiko Hohenberger.

He was born on April 6, 1953, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the beloved son to his parents William and Lucille Galdonik. After earning his bachelor degree in Engineering, Joseph went on to work for California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he was employed as a System Support Technician for 25 years.

A true testament to how much Joseph was admired and respected, he and his family received untold amounts of cards and gifts when he had to take a leave of absence due to illness. The cards all said the same sentiment; Joseph was a man of integrity, fiercely loved, and admired by all.

Cherished most of all by his wife Meiko, daughter Cindy Barnett, and granddaughter Emi Rose Barnett, Joseph’s memory will never be forgotten.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11AM. Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 21300 Via Verde Drive. Covina, CA 91724


  • Leona Caballero/Rivera Posted January 13, 2019 12:57 pm

    Joe was a great friend and I enjoyed his friendship for many years. Such a great guy. Will truly miss communicating with him especially during football season. So very sorry I am out of town and won’t be there to show my respect for a special friend.

  • Ram Ronen Posted January 16, 2019 11:56 am

    I worked in the high tech industry for 25 years as an engineer and scientist and at Cal Poly for twenty.
    Throughout my career I employed and worked with many competent and personable technicians many of whom had advanced degrees. That said, none had the pleasant personality and the interminable smile that Joe had as the will to help me and others.

    May his blessed memory shine forever, his family be blessed and his children follow his path.

    Rest in peace Joe.

  • Rajan Chandra Posted January 16, 2019 3:30 pm

    Joe was a very professional IT tech. He was always helpful to me and others no matter how busy he was. We both love Green Bay Packers and I still remember many of our super bowl related conversations. My heartfelt condolences to his family. I sure will miss him and I pray for his soul to rest in peace.

  • Tim Rogstad Posted January 17, 2019 6:48 am

    I will miss Joe, not only for his competent, willing help concerning all IT matters, but also for his quick laugh, terrific sense of humor, and enjoyable conversation. He was a special fellow…rest in peace, Joe.

  • Stephen Quintero Posted January 17, 2019 6:48 am

    In my 20 years at Cal Poly Pomona, Joe had the most caring heart and sincere soul. He was no doubt bright and intelligent. Common sense was his middle name. Loved his sense of humor and youthful energy. I will miss seeing Joe. There is no doubt, he taught me things in life that I will teach others. Joe! Cheers to you! God bless your family. You were one of kind. Love you.

  • Cliff Stover Posted January 17, 2019 10:12 am

    Great Guy, Great Friend. We went back and forth on so many things over the 22 years I was at Cal Poly and he was always so much help and a wonderful friend to talk to. God Bless and God Speed Mr. Galdonik

  • Matt Anderson Posted January 18, 2019 5:16 pm

    Joe was always there to help you out, his sense of humor made any situation easier to deal with. He will truly be missed by everyone. I know he will be getting all the IT issues ironed out in heaven. Prayers to his family. R.I.P. Joe.

  • Teresa Rodriguez Posted January 19, 2019 9:42 am

    Joe was more than a coworker or IT guy, Joe was family! ????????Grandpa Joe wasn’t just what we called him, Grandpa Joe was what he felt like to us. Always caring and always wishing nothing but the best for us. His stories always made me laugh, his sarcasm and jokes at the bad time were always what made Joe simply Joe. We had ups and we had downs, but in the end I couldn’t ask for a better Grandpa. I will miss you soooo much Joe Dizzle and your smile/laugh and your young sense of humor. ???? Our Bald Eagle has flown to his eternal Nest, but we will meet again! Thank you Joe for all the joy and love you shared with me and us the CPP WE/PLTW family! -love, Brown Hawk ????

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