Joseph Lee Perry

joseph perry

April 14, 2022

Born in: Hayward, California
Resided in: Fremont, California

During the late evening of April 14, 2022, Joseph (Joe) L. Perry ended his four-year battle with cancer in the presence of his loved ones.

Joe was born to Louis (Jay) and Zulema (Sue) Perry on July 8, 1976.  He grew up in Fremont, CA, and lived there his entire life. He was a graduate of American High School and attended Ohlone College.  He was a graduate of San Francisco State University.

Joe’s first passion was for his wife, Miyuki, who he married on December 10, 2007.  Joe and Miyuki loved traveling to the Hawaiian Islands and to Japan to visit Miyuki’s family.  On March 11, 2022, they welcomed their son, Haruki. Even though Joe only had a short month with his son, he tasked many friends and family members with keeping his memory alive for Haruki.

Joe developed a passion for producing, directing, and editing.  Prior to his illness, he worked as a chief photojournalist with San Francisco Bay Area station, Univision KDTV 14. His work earned him 18 NATAS Emmy’s, multiple NATAS Emmy Nominations, and an APTRA Award.

Joe was known for his friendly personality. He had an ability to walk into a room with his smile and leave with new friends. He treasured each and every relationship he made until the end, always reaching out to stay in touch.

Joe is survived by his wife, Miyuki, their son, Haruki, his parents, Louis and Zulema Perry, his sister, Christina Fernandez, and her husband Eddy, his nephew Ethan and niece, Sofia.  Joe also leaves behind his uncles, aunts, cousins, and numerous friends.


Visitation: April 22, 2022 5:00 pm - June 18, 2024 8:00 pm

Room: Large Chapel

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538


Vigil: April 22, 2022 6:00 pm - June 18, 2024 7:30 pm

Room: Large Chapel

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538


Funeral Mass: April 23, 2022 2:00 pm - June 18, 2024 3:00 pm

Room: Main Parish

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
41933 Blacow Rd.
Fremont, CA 94538


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  1. We are saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. He was a bright light; the beautifully written obituary captured him perfectly. Although we have not seen Joe in many years we have many fond memories of his childhood, especially the trip our families took to the East Coast in 1988. We are keeping Joe and all who love him in our hearts and prayers.

  2. CandleOn behalf of NABET-CWA Local 51, our officers, staff and members; we are deeply saddened by Joe’s passing. His wonderful work as Chief News Photographer at KDTV, Executive Board Member representing the members of our Union at KDTV and his service bargaining the contracts at KDTV are warmly remembered. I was pleased to count Joe among my friends and a fellow Union Leader. We shared our Catholic faith and prayer lives and I know that he is now in a much better place.

    But here on earth we have committed as a Union Local to support his son, Haruki, with a 529 College Fund, so that when he is ready there will be funds for his education. We will remember Joe, his valiant fight for life and continue to fight for the living.

  3. Joe you were one of the truly good ones. You were genuinely liked by everyone and made all of us laugh. How it hurt me to hear of your passing, dear friend! I will always remember how you helped me when I didn’t have enough footage for a story and you offered me some footage you had, taking time from your own very tight deadline. Not a lot of people would do that.

    I never thought you would leave us, because someone as happy, positive as you, who made other people feel so well, one would think them eternal. I’m still crying for your loss and I will always have a spot in my heart for you.


  4. CandleI heart breaks so bad. Such a bright smart & caring young man . My prayers to the family 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  5. CandleAll my thoughts , prayers and love to you and your family Chris. I am truly sorry for your familys loss.

  6. CandleWe are saddened by the news for this beloved family. Though we never met Joseph, we were neighbors of the Perry family way back in the early 60’s. I still keep in touch with Michelle, Mary, & Tina, so thank you Tina for keeping us up to date.
    We hope for much comfort to the families.
    Love the Wilson’s

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