Our sincere condolences to Mrs. Alioto and the Alioto family during this difficult time. My father John had worked for him at the restaurant for nearly twenty years and myself over ten years. We both admired him not only for his generosity and compassion but also at the way that he was able to connect with people of all backgrounds. He was our employer but our family also considered him a friend. Joe would always tell us to make sure that the customers were well taken care of. At the same time he took care of all the people who had the privilege to have worked for him. Joe was a great man and our lives were richer for having known him.