Family Tribute:Joe was a hard-working, dedicated man. He loved his family: son Michael, who is on the road to a second career as a respiratory therapist, and his daughter Lisa, a special education teacher. They were the loves of his life and a source of great joy to him.
He was married for 33 years to his wife Kathy. He had many friends and family members. His life was rich in love and his smiling face and kind heart will be missed by many.
When I must leave you for a little while please
do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your
sorrow to you through the years but start out
bravely with a gallant smile; and for my sake
and in my name live on and do all things the
same, feed not your loneliness on empty days,
but fill each waking hour in useful ways, reach
out your hand in comfort and in cheer and I in
turn will comfort you and hold you near; and
never, never be afraid to die. For I am waiting
for you in the sky!