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Date of Birth: January 9, 1962
Position: Bonds Broker
Joe’s life is a story of a man who accepted the responsibility and the enormous task of becoming a steadfast, loving husband and father. Through strength of will, commitment to family and devotion to God, he developed throughout his life and overcame adversity.
Joe cared for his wife and three children with kindness. Joe devoted himself to his community where he encouraged children and taught them what is of value in this world. One of the young players that he coached was so inspired by Joe’s life that he wrote the poem below:
It’s horrible but true
We now face life without you
Taken from us much too soon
So many lives among the ruins
You are a hero to us all
A great teacher with a basketball
But most of all you took the time
To help untangle a fishing line
Or take a bike ride in the park
Then renting movies when it got dark
We’re glad you made the time to spend
We’ll miss you greatly, our dear friend
What will be remembered is the goodness that Joe brought into people’s hearts. Let us pray that all the children grow up into adults who challenge themselves to become better human beings.
The morning train ride in will never be the same!
We miss you very much.
100 words for Joe…
Man, son, husband, father, Daddy, brother, uncle, coach, friend, family man, in-law, practical joker, loud laugher, maniac with a vacuum, sharp dresser, pizza lover, bagel buyer, muffin getter, movie lover, movie dialogue memorizer (sometimes over did it), wallet loser, wallet finder, composure keeper, Ocean City boogie-boarder, summer crew cut wearer, nothing but netter, carrot cake devourer, hoops lover, book reader, life of the party, number cruncher, Knick ticket getter, loved his wife, but drove her crazy, bargain hunter, real estate mogul, Survivor in our hearts, special to us all, we miss you, we love you, we’ll never forget you!
Joe was a very loving son and had a wonderful smile, and a special way of saying, “Hi,Mom”. Taken away much too young, I will always remember the roses you sent to me every birthday and your infectious laugh. You will always be in a very special place in my heart, my FOREVER SON. There is no way on this earth, I shall ever fill the empty hole in my heart. Love Always, Mom
We shared the love of the same woman,his Mother,my wife,we shared the same month and day of our birth,we each had Joseph as part of our name,my heart will always be saddened for this loss,I have lost but not forgotten a true friend.
Wherever a beautiful soul has been…..there is a trail of beautiful memories.
We will never forget.
Joey, I’m not quite sure where to begin. I can’t believe that it’s been ten years since you were so tragiclly and senselessly taken from those who loved and admired you. I will never forget the wonderful time we spent working side by side together at JJ Kenny. Your quiet strength and gentile manner made you a pleasure to be around. Always a kind word, never negative toward anyone. Having you as a close friend has made me a better person, husband and father. I know that right about now you are playing hoops with our other friends who the good Lord decided to take up to heaven that day, and I’m sure your team always wins. To say that you are incredibly missed doesn’t quite describe the void left by your absence. I pray often for Helen and the kids, and I’m sure they are doing well under the circumstances, since you always did set a great example of love, strength and perserverence.
Brian Dwyer, friend and partner
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