Joe was a good friend of mine for many years. I met him & Shiva Schulz when they lived in Tam Valley, & I lived in Mill Valley. I enjoyed many occasions in their company.
Our friendship continued through the years. After I married, when Margaret was pregnant with our daughter Kayla, we decided to give our cat Sanborn up for adoption. I was so thankful & happy when Joe & Shiva agreed to take him, as I was still able to spend time with Sanborn whenever I visited with Joe. Joe grew to love Sanborn too, which made me very happy.
Joe was an extremely opinionated & passionate person, as many of us well know. He loved talking about music, (particularly the Grateful Dead & Pink Floyd), current events, traveling & what was among his greatest passions, the environment & nature.
I had the pleasure of taking several hikes with Joe in the Mount Tam area, & will always remember them fondly.
I will also remember his backyard burgerques & his many times of hosting poker games, most often in his garage. It was always fun to show up & participate in the pandemonium that transpired there.
Margaret recalls that Joe always showed a lot of compassion regarding our family during difficult times. He always asked about our kids when in Margaret's company. Even though he didn't know Margaret well, he was always genuine & interested in knowing what was going on, & showed sympathy regarding our difficult times.
I will always remember Joe as a unique, passionate & entertaining friend, who really cared about his friends & family.