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May 18, 2013
I admired Joe so much, and he set the bar so high for being both an outstanding athlete and a gifted student. He was one of the heroes on the MHS '56 Championship team to those of us on the '60 and '61 championship teams. When I got to Coe College - but well after he had graduated from there - the faculty let me know how he had set the academic standard and their expectations for students from Marshalltown. Needless to say, I came up just a bit short of his achievements. I enjoyed socializing with him at Coe Alumni events in Los Angeles and having a few "one on one" lunches when I lived there. He has left us way too soon. I send special condolences to my classmate and good friend and Joe's brother, Dave. I end this tribute with Joe's and my typical sign-off to each other when we were in e-mail contact: "Bobcats Rule!!!"
May 18, 2013
I met Joe through my husband, Katsuhisa Sakai. Joe was an avid collector of Sakai's sculptures. He was one of our dearest friends for more than 30 years. When my son Sakae was thinking about studying law, Joe gave Sakae good advice. When Sakae passed the bar, Joe celebrated with us. When Sakae got married in Vancouver last summer, Joe came to the wedding. He was Uncle Joe.

But what made Joe very special to me was that he and I were both born in March, only three days apart. So we always celebrated our birthdays together. This year, I was in Japan on my birthday. Joe e-mailed me to wish me a happy birthday. He wrote, "Your big day may be over in Tokyo, but it's your birthday here in LA. Celebrate again. Everyone here sends their best wishes for a great day!" I was looking forward to getting together with him in Los Angeles. But he past away two days later. I really miss our good friend, Joe. Love and Peace.
May 15, 2013
Joe, you will be sorely missed. I only wish I had taken more opportunities to spend time with you. I will forever remember, and fondly, afternoons at your home in Silverlake watching the plants take root. With love, Adam
May 14, 2013
We were blessed to meet and become friends with Joe on the island of Roatan. He was our neighbor up the hill. Many memories of us all on the sand volleyball court….island style. Joe was a great guy and will be sorely missed.
Emil & Gail Kuziel
May 07, 2013
I first remember Joe as part of my patrol in Boy Scouts. We had meetings in our basement and one winter day my mother commented "who was there that had such huge overshoes". Indeed, Joe's shoes were hard to fill. He was gentle, kind, highly intelligent and I thought the older he got the more handsome he became. As the sole Class of '57 starter on the '56 championship team, I loved watching him play. We exchanged e-mails a few weeks prior to his death and he seemed somewhat embarrassed at all of the attention. He sounded like he was doing so well and I am shocked at his passing. Rest in peace, Joe. You will be sorely missed at our 57th reunion of the Class of '57.

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