Sherringa was in Kodiak for the weekend and told me about Joe's recent passing. I have such fond memories of Joe's time in Kodiak. He was so much fun, and had such talent. He truly livened things up here! I still appreciate decorating ideas around my home suggested by Joe during that time. He made many friends here during those years. We loved him very much! So hilarious! Time you spent with Joe was always very special. Marya
What an Amazing designer and beautiful person. You will be surely missed by all. Thank you for spreading your creativity on the world.
I am so saddened by the loss of such a special guy. Joe was incredibly generous and kind. I'll never forget the fun times we had with him both in NY and LA. Every time I think of Joe I smile. He was just so funny and smart. How sad for the world to have lost him so soon. All my love to the Nye and Morphy families!
You were a treasure and the world was a better place with you in it!
There are so many wonderful memories that I carry with me of our times together in NYC, Los Angeles, and here is Sydney... We were hoping for the next visit here last year! I am grateful for your introduction to lovely friends, we all come together now to celebrate you.
Thankfully I had a big hug on Melrose Avenue in May, I will cherish this memory .
You are missed,
I met Joe some years ago when I had just moved to Los Angeles and took a job in the design industry here and did not know a soul. I met Joe at a party and he took me under his wing making sure I met all the right people. His kindness and generosity were only outdone by his talent. Joe had real talent, the kind you are born with, amazing taste and knew that the details always mattered the most, weather it was a trim or an arrangement of books etc. His sense of style and elegance stood out in a city of wanna be designers! He was the real deal! he was always so well dressed and always wore those amazing Belgian loafers! I will miss him alot!
Jeff Chojnacki, Los Angeles
I was a client who became a friend, as did almost everyone who ever worked with Joe. Creative, charming, witty.. from his Belgian loafers, to the pocket silks and seersucker suits...style personified. I loved him dearly and will miss him always.
Joe was my decorator and my friend.
I met Joe in 2004 when I hired him to recreate my house in Jackson, Wyoming. He did a beautiful job. I also hired Joe for the interiors of my new home in Sydney, Australia. He was unable to complete the Sydney project; however, his choice of colors, insights into using the home, furniture selections, etc. will forever make the place very special. The last chair for the house, selected by Joe, was completed on the week of his death and is now on a ship bound for Sydney.
Beyond Joe's amazing talent for design, I also admired his kindness of spirit and generosity to others. He was amazingly helpful to me when I spent 2 1/2 months in LA due to the premature birth of my twins. I watched him shine this spirit on many others as well.
I found it very sad to watch Joe decline over the past 18 months or so. When I saw him in March, I knew that he was not well. I hope that he has found the peace that he deserves.
Joe, you will be missed by many. Thank you for all you did for me and my family.
I had the honor of working side by side with Joe for so many years....for me, I will never forget the Joe Nye who was above amazingly talented, was so witty and charming and told me stories about his growing up in Nebraska... we just got each other since I'm from Nebraska also, I've truly lost apart of my heart with Joe's passing....I will forever think about Joe each and every day for the rest of my Life!
My blessings go out to each and every one of Joe Nye's family
I know in my heart Joe is smiling down on all of us with no pain....
You were a great friend and support to me. We didn't have enough time together, but what you represented in my life has and always will inspire me 24/7. I miss you!
Joe was a dear friend in high school. we would sneak out and have lunch together many times. He was always so much fun. we did drift apart after school was over but I will never forget the fun we had at KHS
Joe is a treasure and an unforgettable spirit. I will never forget his sharp wit, his smile and his great, big heart. Carol Kobza
Dear Family and Friends of Joe Nye,
I talked to Joe the last time on May 20th. We always talked at length about
memories and his roots..how he loved
He was a wonderful employee at Kearney
Floral. He earned great respect for
his superior work and imagination.
I will miss our conversations about many things...he was a very principled individual.
May he rest in peace.
Joe Nye and I were long, long time friends in Kearney and in college at UNK and UNL. I will never forget the fun times in the Nye family kitchen on 21st Street - all that gourmet food in the frig, thanks to Teresa. We shared lots of laughs in that kitchen. After he moved to LA, we remained friends and talked often. It meant a lot to me that he remembered and loved his Kearney roots after making it "big time" as a designer in LA. I could write so much more....Blessing to Patty, Susan, Danny, Matt, and Molly. As you know, I loved Joe very much.
i will remember Joe with fondness and respect. We emailed and talked by phone many, many times.
Sincerely, Joan Erickson
I loved Joe from the time he came to Barlow and Jeanette Nye's home when he was very young... along with his darling siblings...he was so extremely polite and polished for a 7 year old child.... jean Nye.... wife of Tom Nye who is now deceased....His many friends from his profession will miss him very, very much......
Dear Nye Family,
I loved him from the day we met. A great good guy who I will carry in my heart forever. May the peace of God be with you all.
Dear Nye Family,
I was a classmate of Joe's in Kearney schools but we really connected when I lived in LA in the 90's. He was a generous, talented and fascinating friend and I will miss him. His success should make his family and the town of Kearney very proud--he always cited his Nebraska roots. Please know you and he are in my prayers.
Dear Nye family,
I went to high school with Joe and have the best memories of him--he was wonderfully fun and polished--even at that young age. You must be so proud of his success and even more so of his generosity and kindness. My prayers are with your family. Rest in peace, dear Joe-you have made a commendable difference in this world.
Jeanie Stutzman Weber
Fort Collins, Colorado
In Memory of our classmate, who will be remembered for his smile, hilarious wit and dedicated friendship.
Sympathies to the Nye families and prayers as you grieve the loss of a wonderful son, brother and uncle.
Nye Family: My sympathy on your loss of Joe. I remember how proud his dad was of him: Dr. Nye telling those at Platte Valley Medical Group of Joe's accomplishments. Joe's philanthropy is commendable.