Joseph Eloy Gurulé

March 14, 1942April 13, 2021

Joseph Eloy Gurulé, 79 years old, passed away April 13, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida.

He was a veteran of the Coast Guard. Joe retired after 36 years of service at the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a Supervisory Civil Hydraulic Engineer. He was a Senior Adviser at Taylor Engineering, Inc. He was an engineer of the year, United States Army Corps of Engineers. Also, he was a fourth degree, Worthy Sir Knight, past officer and Knight of the year at the Knights of Columbus. For 18 years Joe and John Hashtak volunteered evening math tutors at Mandarin High School. He also taught math at the Community School. He was a great mentor to anybody in his professional and personal life. He was greatly loved by all that knew him.

He was predeceased by his wife, Linda Loeffler Gurulé, father, Eloy E. Gurulé, mother, Mary Constancia Gurulé, and sister, Sandra Jean Carroll. Joe is survived by his daughter, Laura Gurulé Readmond, and son-in-law, Thomas Matthew Readmond, Jacksonville, Florida.

Contributions in Joseph's memory may be made to American Cancer Society and/or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL (904) 288-0025.


14 May


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home


11801 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32223

15 May

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am

San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church

1718 State Road 13 North
Saint Johns, FL 32259


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Mia Rogers

May 13, 2021

We feel so honored to have known Joe. He was a brilliant engineer, kind to all, great sense of humor, and awesome father to Laura and father-in-law to Tom. It was a blessing whenever he joined us in our neighborhood group celebrations. More importantly, he was a true leader, terrific role model and friend who served his country, his church, the community, and struggling students. He imparted his wisdom on those fortunate enough to cross his path in this life while ALWAYS maintaining a faithful servant’s heart, despite battling a debilitating illness for many years. He reminded me so much of my own father in many ways. Although we will sorely miss his beautiful smile and presence here on earth, there is peace in our hearts knowing he put the Lord first and now has finally been reunited with the love of his life.

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

Rose Stockton

May 1, 2021

May Joe rest in peace. I lost not only a good friend, but a very intelligent man. He tutored my two grand children in high school algebra; both of them loved and respected him. Joe had an unforgettable smile.
Our Faith tells us we will live forever, you have taken the first step Joe, we will meet again. May the Lord grant you eternal rest and let His perpetual light shine upon you. We will miss you.

Sara Rushton

April 20, 2021

Joe was a wonderful and inspiring friend whose company was always enjoyed. He will definitely be missed.

John Pezzuti

April 18, 2021

Memory of Joe Gurule.
My wife Bobbie and I were extremely saddened to learn that Joe has left us. We send our most heartfelt condolences to his daughter and family. We were very fortunate to meet and get to know Joe in regular visits to Barnes & Noble to read and chat. It was immediately clear that Joe was a caring man of impeccable character who exemplified a servant leader. He would readily freely give his time to tutor people who needed math help. Each year he would gently encourage all of us to attend Fish Fries on Fridays during Lent at San Juan Del Rio Church. He would greet us when we arrived and made us feel comfortable there. Joe truly did God’s work. Knowing Joe is a Blessing. We pray for our Lord to grant Joe His everlasting peace. Bobbie & John Pezzuti

Tom Stanko

April 18, 2021

Joe was a true Christian gentlemen who never had a harsh word for anyone. He was always willing to help even when he had his own health issues. I first met Joe when he joined the Knights of Columbus and cherished his friendship through our journey together as Knights. He came to see me when I was in the hospital, always had a smile and a willingness to listen and help. He has been an inspiration to me and I will miss him greatly. Rest in peace my friend.

Linda Blumberg

April 18, 2021

Linda Blumberg
April 18, 2021
We were greatly saddened to hear of Joe's recent passing. He was a wonderful friend with a ready smile and embrace for Linda and "Gutsy" at Jax ASG ostomy group in Jax, FL. He will be greatly missed! Our condolences to Joe's loved ones/friends. Joe was one of a kind, with the emphasis on "kind"..."RIP: Joe/'Pepe'!"

In loving memory, Linda and Bruce Blumberg, April 18, 2021

Bobbie Pezzuti

April 18, 2021

Joe was such a kind and gentle man. My husband John and I always enjoyed our visits at Barnes and Noble with Joe. He was such an interesting person to talk to and always showed interest in you and your family. He will be missed! Our prayers are with Joe and his family. Bobbie and John Pezzuti


April 18, 2021

Joe (Josito), you were like a little brother to me. We will miss you.

John Hashtak

April 18, 2021

Joe and I worked together for 36 years at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and later for 10 years at Taylor Engineering. I was blessed to have been with him when he passed. He was at peace. He left an indelible imprint on me professionally and spiritually. I never heard him raise his voice. He respected all people, he was a world -class listener, and he carefully filtered information to create innovative approaches to difficult problems. He taught me the value of thinking “outside the box”. Working with Joe made me a better engineer and a better person. I loved him like a brother!

Nancy and Dave Sambuchi

April 18, 2021

We will miss seeing Joe, at the end of our pew, for the 5:15 mass on Saturday’s. With all that he was going through, Joe always had a smile and kind words to say. He was always there to assist in ushering. Joe was a true gentleman, a scholar and a man of faith, Our sincere condolences to his family.
Dave and Nancy Sambuchi


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