Dear Rosemary and family,
I was truly saddened when I hear the awful news. I worked for Joe about 15 tears ago. He has had a profound positive affect on my life and career. He was a wonderful man. He would have given the shirt off his back if you asked. He gave me not one but two chances to work for him when he didn't have to do either. I honestly believe he did so to be nice. I have many found memories of working for him. He never hesitated to take time out of his busy hectic day to teach me whatever I needed to learn just because he wanted to help. He was the ideal mentor. I missed working for him. He taught me much more then just about photography. And of course he taught me more about photography than any college could ever have. I have a hole in my soul now. I am so sorry I never had a chance to reconnect with him to tell him how much he helped me in my life and what he did for me when I needed it most. Rest in peace Joe you have touched many. You will be missed.