Jung Joseph C.

April 13, 1954 – December 9, 2019
Joseph C. Jung, whose heart, always larger than life, finally gave out at his home on December 9, 2019, in San Francisco. Indomitable advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and persons with HIV/AIDS.
He was born April 13, 1954 in Red Bud, IL, the son of the late Cletus and Miriam (nee Kunkel) Jung who survives. Joe attended Illinois State University where he graduated in 1976 with a double major in Business Administration and Sociology. He later earned a Masters of Social Work from the same institution and a Masters of Art, Business Administration and Management, from the University of Illinois, Springfield.
His employment history reflects his passion for giving back with organizations from Lighthouse for the Blind to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also logged many hours volunteering in both Phoenix and San Francisco at a variety of social services. Joe loved helping others more than anything, particularly those under-served.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by sisters Mary Kay and Jean (Jim Gunter), brothers, Charles, Steve and Mark (Jan) and the countless friends who formed his West Coast family.
Joe will be greatly missed by his family and large group of friends. Join us for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, January 19 at 1 pm at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way in San Francisco.
As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions to United Cerebral Palsy Foundation or the San Francisco food bank.


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