I haven't seen Joe since around 1962, but I have thought of him often over the years. He was one of my swimming instructors when I was growing up in Algoma, and his diligence and humor have stayed in my memory. It sounds like he went on to live a successful and memorable life. Why is that not surprising? I was in the Air Force also, but I never had the pleasure of meeting up with Joe. What a great meeting that would have been, but I'm sure we'll meet again.
My sympathies to Joe's family and loved ones.