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Jose Cardona Jr

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Jose Cardona Jr, age 68, passed away on February 12, 2023; after years of battling chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

Jose was born on December 10, 1954, to Jose and Rosario Cardona. After Jose graduated from Branham High School in 1974, he went on to study at San Jose City College and San Jose State, studying Business Management.

After graduating with a Degree in Business Management, he worked for The Treasury (JC Penny’s owned). This was his first full time job in Retail sales which led to Décor Furniture as Store Manager. After the closure of Décor Furniture in 1996, he opened his retail furniture business Nature Wood Furniture.

In 1974, Jose met Lori during first semester of college. They married in 1977, enjoying 46 years of marriage. Jose and Lori have one child, Jacob Matthew, Jose’s pride, and joy. Jose also loved his nieces and nephews, often taking them to Disneyland, other amusement parks, snow trips, movies, music concerts, and trips to the beach.

In 2009, Jose early retired after diagnosis of chronic kidney disease. He was still able to enjoy his hobbies which include gardening, volunteering at St. Catherine’s (Morgan Hill), visiting family, global travel (accompanying Lori on her extensive international business trips), attending San Francisco Giants baseball games, and attending music concerts.

Jose was an inspiration to all who knew him and was loved and admired by many. The impact of Jose’s life will be felt for years to come – his legacy will live on forever through the memories of those who had the opportunity to know him. He will be remembered as a loving son, father, uncle, cousin, friend, and husband.

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  1. Laurie and Jacob our deepest condolences. Keeping you in our prayers. God bless and take care. Love the babes.

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