I was Joe's FIRST client-arranged by my father thru Phil Verleger as they were colleagues. He asked for someone'sympathetic' and with a social conscience to handle my divorce! I was his ONLY divorce case, but we
continued a friendship that lasted more than45 years! Close friends does not describe how much Joe meant to me. He would hand me water as a LA Marathon volunteer and surprise me at the finish line! I can't believe
his untimely death-I'm glad he read my digital Easter card
before that fatal walk, but it is really no way to try and
remember such a special person-he would share his 'restaurant' and bakery finds in our neighborhood-and the LA "scene' always
provided us with material for 'mirth.' To say Joe was totally unique is to state the obvious--there are no words to describe Joe's presence and significance in my life-or the many contributions he made not just to me but to many.
I miss him more than words can say-and I am sure I am
not alone in this.