I'VE BEEN HELPING SENIORS FOR 40+ YEARS.
I HAVE SEEN MANY LOSE THEIR DIGNITY AND HUMOR AND HAVE WITNESSED MANY LOSE THE SUPPORT OF THEIR LOVED ONES.
I STAND HERE TODAY TO PAY MY RESPECTS TO NOT ONLY A REMARKABLE HUMAN BEING BUT ALSO TO THE FAMILY. THE FAMILY WHO LOVED, HONORED AND CHERISHED THEIR DAD.
THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE A PART OF THIS SPECIAL BOND. MR “B” WAS REMARKABLE. HIS HUMOR WAS UNDESCRIBABLE, HIS LOVE OF LIFE WAS UNMEASURABLE. HE TRULY KNEW THE NOTES OF MUSIC – THE SONG OF LIVING.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM. HE HAS GIVEN ME A SPECIAL GIFT – A GIFT I WILL TREASURE ALL MY LIFE.
I MISS HIM BUT I KNOW HE IS PLAYING HIS SAXOPHONE FOR ALL THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN TO ENJOY.
SWEET DREAMS MR “B” AND SWEET MUSIC
Yesterday Joe would have turned 87 years old. We chose to celebrate his life by gathering for a birthday party in his honor. It was a gathering filled with family, good food, laughter, and of course, good music - enjoyed by people who loved him.
Throughout the evening, memories were shared, stories were told, and tears were shed - but most of all we rejoiced in the fact that this extraordinary man still lives on in our hearts. He taught us to live our lives with a little bit of humor and a lot of love. We see his influence reflected in his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends, and we are comforted.
Joe was a devoted family man, a cherished friend, gentle caregiver, talented musician, great cook, skilled engineer and machinist, creative artist, mentor and teacher [he would always show us the right way to do things]. He encouraged us to always do the best we could and to continuously improve ourselves and our world.
Joe liked people and took a sincere interest in their lives. He taught us by example to treat others with kindness and respect. He could see the greatness in everyone - and everyone he met soon became his friend. He always kept the door to his apartment slightly open. He told us he wanted people to know they were welcome. This is how he lived his life - with his arms always open.
Joe was many things to many people, but most of all he was a man who loved life. Some of his last words and thoughts were that "Every day is a gift" - words that he lived by. He believed in God, and knew that as a child of God, he would have eternal life in Heaven.
We would like to thank everyone here for coming to help us celebrate his life. We believe we are better people for having known him.
We love you - Rest in Peace.
Until we meet again……
We are very sorry to hear about your lose. Joe was a very loving and kind man. I know he is in heaven watching over all of us.
T.C. & Patti Anderson
I really enjoyed working with Joe in Milw
at Baso Corp.We worked on many projects together. He was a very intelligent person and tool designer.He and Loeta visited our home many times. So sorry I was unable to be there for visitation.
Our sympathy to the entire family. Jim and Lory Dickson of Dousman, WI.
To the Balestrieri Family! Joe will be missed by all who knew him. I will miss him very much as I know how much all of his wonderful family will miss him. I know how at Christmas time you all would Jam together. Sharon G. (Stolpa) Worm And Mark and Sharolynn Roche