Joe was a gifted and thoughtful down to earth gentleman. During the Jersey Boys tour here in Sacramento, California, my wife Karen and I had the opportunity of hosting Joe as a guest in our home. He made us feel like we were long lost friends. For dinner one night Joe made us a delicious soup that he prepared using his own hand cranked vegetable mill that he carried with him. We shared many stories, but his were always more interesting. He told us one about the time he was passing by the Giants Football Stadium and notice they were replacing the artificial turf. He asked if he could have some and permission was granted. Now if my memory serves me he had an apartment on the roof of a building, so with some help from friends, they were able to bring the turf up to the roof and laid it out making his backyard lawn. After the tour moved on we kept in touch via email. A prime example of his thoughtfulness was when the tsunami struck Japan. Joe contacted us concerned that we might have family there. We shared our lives for such a short time, but Joe will always have a special place in our hearts. Our sincere condolences to the Siravo family.
Gary and Karen