Joseph John Gughemetti 1923 - 2011 Passed away on November 4th, 2011 at the age of 88, beloved husband of Helen Gughemetti. He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Michael Gughemetti. He leaves behind brother, Richard Albert Gughemetti and his sister-in-law, Doris Etta Gughemetti. Niece, Angela Suzanne Bergland preceded him in death. He also leaves behind nieces, Anne Elizabeth Gughemetti and Tina Marie Gughemetti, his great nephews, Anthony James Bergland, Jonathan Michael Bergland and Mark Albert Gughemetti, and beloved in-laws Katherine and Armando Barreto; children Marti and George and many good friends. Joseph served four years in the Navy during WWII as a Torpedo Man. He received the Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Medal while serving in the Asiatic Pacific and American Area. After leaving the Navy, he met Helen Lazarich to which they recently celebrated sixty-five years of joyous marriage. He joined the San Francisco Fire Department and retired after serving twenty-eight and a half years. Joseph was a member of the San Francisco Baseball Association and Widows and Orphans Retired Association. A special thank you goes to Al, Doris and Mark Gughemetti for being supportive to Helen during such a difficult time. Joseph will be dearly missed by all the lives he touched. At the request of his wife, there will be a private family service only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following; the San Francisco Fire Cancer Prevention Foundation (San Francisco Firefighter Local 798, 1139 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103) or a .