Goodbody Mortuary

5027 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA


Joseph Patrick Sawaya

March 17, 1967June 17, 2020

Joseph Patrick Sawaya, age 53, of San Diego, California passed away on Wednesday June 17, 2020. Joseph was born March 17, 1967.

Joe passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 53 from a heart attack. He was born and raised in San Diego. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic School in North Park and St. Augustine High School. Joe grew up working in the family's grocery and meat business, Rigel Meat Co., and eventually took charge of operations once his father Paul Sawaya passed away in 2004.Joe is survived by his mother, Lodi Sawaya, sisters, Anne and Virginia, brothers Matthew and Mark, niece Jessica and nephew Nick.Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, June 23 at 11 am at St. Patrick's Church in North Park. Burial to immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Due to current Covid restrictions, a social gathering will be held at a later date.

A visitation for Joseph will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Goodbody Mortuary and at St. Patrick Catholic Parish. A graveside service was also held at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.goodbodymortuary.com for the Sawaya family.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Joseph Patrick Sawaya

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Maria Meador

June 24, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Praying for you all.
The Meador Family