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July 19, 2018

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July 15, 2017
To the Spitzer Family.I'm sorry for your loss. Jo was a very interesting and sincere person with a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.
July 13, 2017
This is from my dad's niece Lanie:

After finding out about my Uncle Joe's passing, I've been really struggling to find the words to describe what this man meant to me. Uncle Joe loved so fully, gently, and uniquely. He was endlessly supportive of me and all of my decisions in life. His silliness and his creativity poured out of him with everything he said and did. (I hope you all one day get to experience an Easter egg hunt as epic as our family's.)

When my Auntie Arleen passed away (almost a year ago to the day) Uncle Joe made sure to pull me aside at the funeral and tell me just how much I meant to her -- and, with tears in his eyes, that I reminded him of her. He loved her deeply, and I am so happy that they're together again.

Whew, those two were a force to be reckoned with. When I was little I stayed with them often. Uncle Joe always took me to 7-Eleven and bought me a Slurpee, and then I would either hang out with him in his studio, or I would play rummy with my Aunt on the couch. It's almost strange how vividly I remember those days. They also hosted our family (and anyone else who needed a place to go) every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

A huge piece of home is gone and I miss them both very, very much.

Family -- I'm sorry I've been so silent. This has just been a little hard to process. I wish so badly that I could be with you all tomorrow. All my love.
July 12, 2017
Mr. Spitzer was such a great and funny teacher. His teachings inspired to take at least one art class per semester in high school (especially jewelry class) and more in college. I now have my own "art room" in my home and pass on a lot of the things I learned to the children I work with. It's become a passion and obsession. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing, but find joy that him and his wife are now reunited. I will unfortunately be out of town for his memorial but I am sending love and light to his friends, family, and all that new him.
July 11, 2017
The photos you've shared show many happy experiences, and I hope those memories will be of some some comfort.