You were a good friend. We lost touch way back in the 70's. I tried to find you so many times. I haven't seen you since your dads passing in 73(?)
Rest well, you cousin - Ken
I was so saddened to hear of Joel's passing. I've known Joel for over 25 years and had the pleasure of working with him at the credit union. He was not only a good boss, but a good friend as well. I am so sorry for your loss.
I worked at the corporate credit union, when speaking to Joel he always brought a smile to my face... it was a wonderful working with him, so sorry for your loss.
Joel, I will forever miss your calling me "Wilbur" every time we spoke over the phone. I will always miss your jokes, your stories, your kind words. I will miss ghost-writing your CEO message. Most of all, I will miss you. Godspeed, my friend. Ed Zagorski
Joel was good to Dana when she was growing up.
I will always remember his laugh and smile
I am very sad to hear that Joel has left us so soon. He has been a long time friend and I will miss him. My sincere condolences to Darlene and the rest of Joel's family.
I want to thank you for being the rarest kind of friend, one who always allowed me to be myself without pretense. You were a friend who knew what a complete fool I could be at times but loved me anyway. Overtime we became not just friends but brothers. My prayers are with your three beautiful girls. Darlene was your angel. You told me that many times before you ever got sick. She was that much more your angel when this terrible illness got hold of you. You were so proud of Joelle going to Ithaca College and having a successful career and beautiful family. You were so happy that Danni became a teacher like her mom. You were crazy about your grand children. I'm so happy for you and Joelle that you were able to hold Nicholas. The way you loved your family was just one of the things I loved about you brother. Your sense of humor was another, maybe because it was a little bit twisted like mine. I would barely get in the car and we would be laughing our fool heads off then you would say "It's gonna be a bad night..we're having too much fun now". But we never had a bad time together brother, even if we were just "being creepy" as Sherri would say and sitting at Dunkin donuts having a cigar, a cup of coffee and solving the worlds' problems. Your incredible generosity was another thing I loved about you. You always gave more than you took. Even at your funeral I came out ahead Joey. I brought you one cigar that I knew you loved but I took two from your humidor (I took one for my father because I knew you would want him to have it). I could keep going forever...it kind of feels like if I keep writing I don't have to let you go. But we all have to let you go brother. Rest in peace.
I miss you, I love you and I will never forget you.
Great guy. Will be missed.
Joel was more than a colleague he was a true friend who is dearly missed.
Joel will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful client and friend. I always looked forward to my client visit or phone calls to Joel as I was guaranteed to have a lively and caring conversation with him.
I'm at a loss for words. Joe was Dad's best friend which made us all family. After Dad passed Joe stepped in and was always there for us. When I sit and think of Dad you were always part of the memories. All of you guys traveling all over for the baseball games and of course the superbowl parties. I personally will miss the talks that you and I have had and you always speaking up for me and protecting me as if I was your daughter. Darlene, Joelle and Danni thank you for sharing him with our family. I pray that God helps you to find comfort during this time. R.I.P Joe you will never be forgotten.
Thank you my friend Joel for all you have done for me over these years. After we talked about how to help me with my finances you would always tell me about your loving family and our pal Justin. Thank you for listening and thanks for your wisdom!
Joe was a great man he was like a Father, Uncle, and Grandfather to all of us He went on trips to baseball games, giants games, he was always there for all of us for anything we needed, he was there when Jason needed a sponsor for his conformation, he was there every year for grandparents day with both Jason and Katie every year we could always count on you Uncle Joe for anything we needed and we love you for that,we are all going to miss you
Luke O,Brien, Linda Drury,
Jason O'Brien & Katie O'Brien
Joel always had that uplifting smile, he will be missed, god bless the family
Joel and I go back to Cub Scout / Boy Scout days. Then I U.S.N., He U.S.A.F.
Lost touch but he'll remain in my heart always..My Childhood Friend..My Cousin!
Joel will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to have known him through many credit union events.
Joe was like a 2nd father to me. He helped me during my most difficult life challenges and was always there to share his experiences, knowledge, time and laughter. I will always treasure the many trips taken, laughs enjoyed, and long talks about life. May God bless you, Joe, and comfort all those who mourn your passing. May He also hold his amazingly wonderful and angelic wife and two beautiful daughters in His arms during this time. With much love and sadness, R.I.P.
It saddened both my husband and I to hear of Joel's passing. We knew Joel for many years from the Postal Employees Credit Union, and considered him a friend as he always had a pleasant word for all who did business there. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends, Jim and Debbie Longyear
You were always there for me my friend. Will miss you so. God bless.
A good friend who loved life and family. God bless you
Joel was a great friend to have, he will be dearly missed.
Remembering a friend who loved life and family. God bless you.
A great friend and golfing buddy! I miss him already! God Bless!