Yesterday I was very saddened to learn that Joe had died. I was privileged to meet Joe at The Executive House where Joe and I were members of the homeowners association for years. What a good man Joe was, and I will miss him. God bless Joe.
So Sorry to hear the news of my old friend passing. We had just reconnected after all these years and had been able to spend some time together catching up on happier times. Joe was always thinking of others never about his needs. I will truly miss my old friend.
Joe you were an amazing friend to me and i loved you like family. You were always there when i needed help without expecting anything in return. You were really a true friend and absolutely irreplaceable. You would always make jokes and say things to cheer everyone up, and your smile always brought joy to me. I will miss you a lot Joe. Rest in Peace.
Joe everybody from the Santa Clara Senior
Center, will miss you dearly. I know personally, you always had a smile and a laugh for everyone.
You will be missed by me and all who knew you. God Bless you.
Joe - you were like a brother to me. You were best friends with my brother Joe Tratar and therefore, I was treated like a little sister by you. You will be sorely missed, that great smile, that wonderful personality and lovely sense of humor. God is definitely getting a good guy.
May the support of your family and the strength of your faith keep you during your time of grief.
Joe we had a lot of fun together. Party-ed a lot. Sorry you left to see other worlds. Have fun! Dennis (Bucky) Koscielniak
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
To Joe's family we extend our deepest sympathy. My friendship with Joe started in kindergarten, grade school, high school, double dating for the prom, and sharing many good times. Many years had passed and fate brought us back together crossing a street in Las Vegas. Since that time we have shared many good times and conversations. We love you and miss you. Until our paths cross again. Love Raynette and Joe Hybiak
Dear Joe, we met in Santa Clara library in 2005. Little did I know at that time that you would become my guardian angel. You were the finest example of what mankind strives for. You were humble, caring, compassionate and most of all just kind. I couldn't have found a better friend, one who asked nothing in return and one who was there whenever I needed you. In my darkest moments, you were the light that allowed me to move forward, confidently, always knowing that you were with me.You were my son's first friend in this country, my mother's companion and my father's guide. Your Sunday brunches will remain a part of our family history. We will miss you profoundly, mourn our loss deeply but in the end rejoice in the reality that we were able to spend time with an angel who took the earthly form of Joseph Reilly.
Joe, you were my friend and you will be missed. Your generous heart and laughter will get you through the next stages and will be a blessing to all who know you! Love Judy Hubbard
Joe was a good friend of mine for many years. We played baseball, hung around at A & W, had many good times together.
I will miss you good friend.
Hank Bussey (Simmons)
God bless you Joe,
You were our friend and Pool Pal at the Santa Clara Senior Center.
Everyday we all got together in the warm water pool and exercised our old bones. You were funny, friendly and loved to participate in all the birthday and holiday celebrations. You got us fat by bringing Maple Leaf donuts...so generous!
Thank you for serving our Country in Vietnam and thank you for being my friend. I'm glad I visited you last week and told you how much you mean to all your friends.
May the road rise to meet you,the wind always be at your back,the. Sun shine warm upon your face and until we meet again ,may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Love Kathy Mac Donald Adams
What a good guy. We went to High School and were friends at the A & W; near his home. Good times, Good Soldier, Good Man.
•When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran
Family of Joseph Reilly,
I am sorry to say that I did not know your Joseph, but I read that he was a Calumet City resident at one time, and more importantly, that he was a veteran of the Vietnam War. We Vietnam veterans have a special bond with one another. Joseph made many sacrifices, I know, and I just want to say, "Thanks Joseph for serving our country."
To his family, may you all find comfort in knowing that there are many other veterans who share in your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Asst. Chief Andy Callas (ret)
East Chicago Police Department
Vietnam War Veteran
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