On Christmas night, December 25, 2016, Edward Joseph Enos, 81 years old, left this earth to be in heaven. A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be remembered forever in our hearts. Edward was the first born of three children Edward, Gladys (deceased) and Alfred, to Joe (deceased) and Mary (deceased) Enos on January 19, 1935. He was raised on the family ranch in Turlock. He graduated Turlock High and met his first wife where they had two sons, Edward Joseph “Joe” Enos Jr, and John Enos. He then moved to the bay area and there he met Diane, his current wife of 55 years and had two more children, Daniel (deceased) and Denise. He became a Fireman for the City of Milpitas in 1964 and in a short time was promoted to Captain. He relocated his family to Oakdale and continued to commute to Milpitas for a few more years. He retired from firefighting in 1978 and became a Real Estate Agent in Oakdale. You could often find him at the Nutcracker Restaurant where he also worked as a bartender in Oakdale until the restaurant closed. In his younger days, he enjoyed deer and pheasant hunting, camping, riding his motorcycle, fishing, scuba diving, water and snow skiing. He also liked to watch drag racing at the Fremont Drag Strip and Air shows due to his passion for aircrafts. He was a diehard Raiders fan and was thrilled when they moved back to Oakland where he got to go and see them play. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, Joe’s daughter Jennifer, Denise’s children Aaron, Madison, Jordyn, and John’s sons John Jr. and Jade and was recently made a great grandfather with Jennifer’s daughter, Ava. He is survived by his wife Diane, brother Alfred Enos, sons Joe (Brenda) Enos, John (Elaine) Enos and daughter Denise (Aaron) Harmon. Six grandchildren Jennifer (Alex) Whitlock, Jade and John Jr. Enos, Aaron, Madison and Jordyn Harmon, great granddaughter Ava Whitlock and nieces and nephew John Hager, Joan Hager, Julie Hager, Jolene Silveira and Jeanene Dal Porto, six great nieces and nephews, a few aunts and uncles and many cousins. Funeral services will be held at the Oakdale Memorial Chapel located at 830 West F Street, Oakdale, CA with a viewing Wednesday evening, January 4, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ceremony will begin Thursday, January 5 at 10 a.m. with burial immediately following at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery at 701 East J Street, Oakdale.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Jan. 4, 2017