Joseph D. Atencio, 87, of Highland, passed away on Thursday, May 14, in Redlands.
Joe is survived by his son Raymond (Lynne) Atencio of Highland; granddaughter, Shannon (Jarrod) Brown; grandsons, Raymond (Yazmin) Atencio, II and Joseph (Anaeli) Atencio and two great-grandchildren.
His loving wife Christine of 57 years preceded him in death. She passed away in 2016.
Born and raised in Colorado, Joe entered the U.S. Air Force. During that time he married Christine. Joe retired as a technical sergeant from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years.
After his retirement, the family made their home Highland and Joe became employed with the Social Security Office, retiring from there after 25 years.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 28, at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at Montecito Memorial Park, 3510 E. Washington Ave., Colton.