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July 22, 2018

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November 25, 2017
A candle for an awesome Uncle. Your the best. Love, Kat
November 21, 2017
So many loving memories of my Uncle go back 65 years even when he lived with us for awhile. I remember him play hide and seek with us chasing us down the hall like a gorilla, my brother and I screaming and laughing. I remember when he forgot his house key and tried to climb in my brother's bedroom window but my mother had rearranged the room so missing the bed that was once there he tumbled into the room where we found him sitting on the floor. He and my mother were so funny together hearing all the joking and the stories of the years of them growing up. He and my mother were so talented. She with her incredible doll making and he with his paintings and sculpture. I remember watching him paint an apache for my mother on black velvet using his own face as a model. I can still hear him playing his trumpet as well. I can also remember when my parents, Uncle Joe and Lydia, and My Aunt Sarah and (my other) Uncle Joe, recording a show just for fun. It was a Frankenstein story and Uncle Joe was Igore and made the sound effects. It was so funny watching them have a blast doing it. All the years in the boat on the lakes, I still can see he and Grandpa Jack trying to shake me off of the pole I was hanging on because I was afraid of the water and that laugh of his was too funny (I can still hear it in my head). Mind you they weren't being mean just trying to get me to loose my fear of the water and I did have a life jacket on lol. He was there when I first got up on water skies at 7 years old. I remember him diving backwards off the boat in his scuba gear. Then those amazing years riding the horses! I had Hanwiska and Uncle Joe had good old Charlie. Then Uncle Joe got Tanner and I was so honored that he asked me to work with him for awhile. Too many memories to go on. I so miss those days and will always cherish the memories and hold my Uncle hear forever in my heart! God Bless him, Rosalee and all the family! Love you all.
November 2, 2017
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
November 1, 2017
As my sister, Barbara, has shared in her memories of Joe (Sonny as we knew him growing up), he was a great guy and always fun to be around. He had a misvhievous laugh/giggle and a great smile which he wore often. As I read Joe's obituary, I noted amongst his truly impressive accomplishments, that he was a gifted artist. I would like to share an example of his art which he painted at the request of my Dad (Joe Cancilla) to give to my Mom (Sarah) for our first home purchased in 1952 in East San Jose. Joe was barely twenty when he painted this image from Swan Lake on black velvet. It hung over the fireplace on Vancouver Court for fifty years, until 2013, when we sold the home after our Dad's death. It was a focal point of the home and whenever special photos were to be taken, they were taken in front of Joe's painting. I now have it hanging in my home. I am certain all of Joe's family have special fond memories and mementos of this fine man. My hope and prayer is that all of your wonderful memories of Joe will bring you comfort during this time of loss. He will live on in the hearts of those who loved him and we will all meet again one day. May God bless his beloved family. With love and prayers,

Bev Cusimano and family