Joseph M. Pedro, 68 years, of Oakland, Nebraska

Joseph M. Pedro, 68 years, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at his home. Joe was a very quiet, private, family man and he requested no public service. There will be a very small family gathering at a later date. Inurnment will be at Hawaii Memorial Park in Kaneohe, HI also at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Oakland Rescue and Fire Department and to the V.F.W. Post at Oakland. Access the online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com. Arrangements by Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.

Joseph was born April 24, 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii to John and Mary (Texeira) Pedro. He grew up on the Island of Oahu and lived in several places. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from May 1964 until Nov. 1969. He moved to Volcano, HI in 1974. Joe married Jody Morse on January 23, 1980 in Hilo, HI. The couple moved to Oakland, NE in 1980. He was self employed in several endeavors from 1980-1992. Joe worked for the Oakland, NE Police Department from 1992-2000 and also was a reserve officer for the Lyons Police Department and the Burt County Sheriffs Department during that time. Joe worked security at the Fremont Area Medical Center in Fremont, NE until retiring in April of 2012.

Joseph was a member of the Ryan V.F.W. Post 5543 and American Legion Post 46 both of Oakland, NE Joe really enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Jody Pedro of Oakland, NE; sons, Joseph Pedro of Oakland, NE and Joshua Pedro of Albion, NE; daughter, Malia Pedro of Oakland; and 5 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carol Ann Price.

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