Joseph Anthony Diana, Jr.
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Joe's relatively brief tenure in Champaign was formative for me. He was a superb role model, sometime mentor, and confidant, whose judgment I sought and respected. Lessons I learned from him stayed with me through my years at the University of Illinois. He was a tremendous asset to every organization with which he became affiliated.
Kathryn and sons, It was with sadness that I read of Joe's obituary in the Iron County Reporter. Anne always had regards for the two of you and your sons. We all share the memories of growing up and visiting Alpha!!
TO KATHRYN, MARK, TODD AND CHRIS
I GO WAY ABCK WITH YOUR DAD AT THE U OF M AS I STARTED TO WORK THERE IN THE MAIL SERVICE IN 1952 AND REMEMBER HIM VIVIDLY AS WE MET NUMEROUS TIMES AROUND CAMPUS. BUT I ALSO REMEMBER JOE WAS VERY INVOLVED IN THE START UP OF THE U OF M CREDIT UNION AS WELL WAS MY DAD. MY DAD ACTUALLY HAD BOOK #2 AS HE WAS A CHARTER MEMBER. IN LATER YEARS, YOUR DAD HAD A POSTAL BOX (SUITE) AT THE MAIL SHOPPE ON S. DIVISION - A BUSINESS I OWNED. SO WE GOT TO SEE EACH OTHER OFTEN WHEN HE CAME INTO GET HIS MAIL. HE WAS A QUIET PERSON AND WE ALWAYS ENJOYED TALKING WITH EACH OTHER, ESPECIALLY OLD DAYS AT THE U OF M. OUR SYMPATHY TO YOUR WHOLE FAMILY.
DOUG & JUDY BARNETT