Joseph “Joey” Patrick DeClercq, of San Leandro, CA, passed away at his home on July 13, 2018 at the age of 62. He was born February 13, 1956 in Oakland, California to parents Harold and Patricia DeClercq. Joseph was the co-founder and ran a successful theater business for 40 years, DeClercq Theatrical Specialties, working hard as a Stagehand and Rigger. A longtime member of Local 107, Joseph’s hobbies were, golfing, wood working, watching movies, gardening and coin collecting. Joseph is survived by his sons; Kyle, Jacob and Joshua, granddaughter; Eleanor, siblings, Bob, Kathleen Dallas, Janet Winkler and Paul. He was pre-deceased by his parents; Harold and Patricia and brother, Mike. Joseph’s family was the most important thing to him and was happiest when they were all together. His granddaughter Ellie was his shining star.
Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Liturgy on Friday, July 20, 2018 at St. Felicitas Catholic Church 1662 Manor Blvd. San Leandro, beginning at 11:00AM with a Celebration of His Life afterwards. Joseph's family requests that donations be made in His memory to the: National Kidney Foundation 717 Market Street Suite 450 San Francisco, CA 94103.