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Joseph Montoya

San Francisco, California

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Joseph Bruce Montoya 1956 - 2011 On the afternoon of October 23rd our beloved Joe was on a Sunday Motorcycle ride with friends on Redwood Road and lost his life when an out of control car crossed the double yellow line into Joe's path. He was killed instantly. Joe lived a life that honored the...

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Just left a mini-reunion with many of our fellow '74 classmates at Skyline. Did not know Joe had passed away. So sorry. Remember him from Skyline as a warm, friendly and compassionate guy. He was such a part of what made Skyline's Class of '74 a great class. Tragic loss for all of us. - Kit Hill, Ed.D. LMFT

Ah Joe... Iam so far out of touch I only found out today after getting in touch with Ralph Moran that you had left us... always meant to see you when I did come through. It has been a lifetime since I have seen you or Wayne. I am sorry you had to leave as you did. I wonder what happened to your Norton. I send my prayers for you and your family. I love you brother... yea Pep... Hills Brothers Forever, Forever Hills Brothers. I am sure you are riding that great highway in heaven Joe.

Rip Joe. God needed another angel and u were his chosen one.

I am so saddened to learn (albeit late) about the tragic accident that took the life of Joe Montoya. I raced AFM from 1980 to 1984 and got to know both Joe and Wayne, Team Bozo. Joe was a real inspiration and had a personality that I only wish I had. Recently, I attended the West Coast Moto Jam and found myself looking around the pit area for Joe and Wayne. I had not been to an AFM race in a few years but will ALWAYS remember AFM # 13....Mr Joe Montoya. RIP Joe. Condolences to...

I had the pleasure of meeting Joe while working at Zeitgeist in San Francisco. Although, it wasn't until I moved to Oakland and started frequenting my neighborhood bar, The Heart and Dagger Saloon, that I really got the opportunity to know him. I knew he was a kind man, but after spending a few afternoons sharing stories over libations, I realized that he was just truly an incredibly gentle spirit...such a rarity to come across these days. It saddens me greatly to hear of his passing. Here's...

Joe was the coolest, nicest person that I've ever had the pleasure to serve at the bar. Truly one of the best.......
My condolences to Joe's family.

Joe, I hope you are having a good ride through that clear blue. You were so tall and quiet. Peace be with your loved ones.

Damn, what a loss! I loved his Team Bozo and his quiet reserved attitude as our long time AFM president in dealing with a bunch of hyper, panicky racers on race days! At one time the AFM had around 700 entrants on a single weekend and between Joe and Barbara Smith, things ran like clockwork! Long live the Bozos of the world....

I first met Joe in October 1978 when I first started with East Bay Mud. I will always remember what a good person he was, he never had a bad thing to say about anybody. We were good friends and I will miss him.