Joseph Anthony Michaels ’57, a life-long Stockton resident, passed away Jan. 28, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a lengthy illness. Joe was born in Stockton and was the eldest son of the late Tony and Bernice (Rishwain) Michaels. He was a 1952 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Stockton. He also attended and received both a B.A. and B.S. Degree from Santa Clara University and received his Pharmacy Degree from Oregon State University in 1962. He also served in the U.S. Army. Joe was the owner/operator of Airport Way Pharmacy in Stockton from 1963 to when he retired in 1995. Prior to his illness in 2004, Joe was an avid golfer, walker, and poker player. He was also a football fanatic, both College and NFL. He also followed the Stock Market tirelessly. Joe is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Nina; his children Anthony, Laura, Steve (Kristi); and grandchildren Alex Michaels, Ava Delu, and Scot Michaels. He is also survived by his loving sister Jeanette Michaels, brother Maurice Michaels (Jolene), and many relatives.


08 Nov 2018