Joseph Gasquez

March 31, 1932 - March 22, 2011
Joseph Gasquez

Joseph Gasquez, 78 of Wilmington passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. 

Joe was a proud US Marine Corp Veteran of the Korean War.  After graduation from State University of New York at Cortland he was a Federal Bureau of Narcotics Agent in NY City.  He served as an Agent in the US Secret Service until his retirement in 1981.  He was a detective for the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department from 1984 – 1994.  Joe has many good friends who will miss him. 

He is survived by a sister Marie Rosetti, sons Marc Gasquez, Cary  Gasquez,  Tim Gasquez, and a daughter Kimber Hoelen.  He has 5 grandchildren, Courtney, Stratton, and Tyler Gasquez, and Remy and Jaden Hoelen.  His kind and generous heart will be missed.

Joe was a proud member of the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation where a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  • March 27, 2011
    Jerry Parchman says:
    I was sorry to read of your loss. I knew Joe through the Wilmington Singles Golf group. I later ran into him at the gym. I will miss being able to talk with him at the gym. My God help you through your loss.

  • March 27, 2011
    Richie Fonville says:
    It really was a pleasure to work with Joe over the past couple of years. He was a walking history book, telling us about his experience while working for the secret service. He love his family a great deal. Just before his retirement in the security field he often mention that I'm only working now to provide money for my grand children college education later. May God keep&comfort you during your loss

  • March 27, 2011
    Jerome and Diane Williams says:
    Joe Vasquez was a fine man. We were always glad to see him. Not only did he possess great physical presence and physical courage, but he was also known to the two of us as a thoughtful man, a reader of books and as an entertaining raconteur with a keen intellect. We will miss him and we will always remember him.

  • March 28, 2011
    Sandy Cyphers says:
    I had the pleasure of knowing Joe since the 70's and always enjoyed his company and his terriffic smile and zest for life..I am glad to say I knew him and called him friend..

  • March 28, 2011
    Tish Brissette says:
    Joe was a wonderful man! He had a caring,polite,charming way and always there to help. Yes, he will be missed by many but never forgotten. My deepest sympathy to the family for their great loss. My prayers will be with you.