Joseph Deluca
Joseph DeLuca, English car enthusiast

You can see a picture of Joseph DeLuca's pride and joy at www.gomog.com.

It is the sleek yellow Morgan roadster Mr. DeLuca owned. The Morgan Sports Car Owner's Group posted the picture to honor the memory of Mr. DeLuca, a past president of the local Morgan club and road and rally racer who loved old English cars.

On Sept. 11, Mr. DeLuca died on United Airlines Flight 93 to San Francisco, the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. Authorities believe the passengers were trying retake the plane from the hijackers.

A systems business consultant for Warner-Lambert pharmaceuticals in Morris Plains for 23 years, Mr. DeLuca continued with the company after it merged with Pfizer a year ago.

He could have been an artist, his sister Carol Hughes of Belford explained. A series of cartoons posted on the Morgan Web site shows that side of him. They are good-natured drawings featuring "Raymond the Cat," a feline who appears to love cars as much as Mr. DeLuca did.

During holidays, Mr. DeLuca, 52, sent cards with original sketches to family members and friends, mementos his sister plans to display at his memorial services.

He was traveling with his companion, Linda Gronlund of New York. Mr. DeLuca's sister believes her big brother would have been one of those who stood up to fight the hijackers.

The family knew the couple had a trip to California coming up, but thought they were still away at a car event. In fact, Mr. DeLuca had gone to a Morgan meet in Massachusetts. His shiny yellow car took a first-place prize, then Mr. DeLuca came back and caught the plane to California, said his longtime friend Atwell Haines of Succasunna.

As the events of Sept. 11 unfolded, "We kept thinking, we don't have to worry about Joe," his brother-in-law Tom Hughes said. Late that evening, Hughes received a phone call that told him otherwise.

Mr. DeLuca was born in Newark and lived there for 22 years, graduating from Vailsburg High School. He attended Newark College of Engineering and graduated from Jersey City State College. He also lived in Morristown and Sparta. He moved to Ledgewood three years ago.

He is the son of Joseph and Felicia (nee Campanella) DeLuca of Union.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Laskowski Funeral Home, also known as the Union Funeral Home, 1600 Stuyvesant Ave., in Union. A memorial Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Church, Morris Avenue and Suburban Road in Union.
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Published by The Press-Enterprise on Sep. 13, 2001.
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Alex Lai
June 5, 2019
Another sad year and day
dennis dodgen
Friend
September 12, 2018
On the 17th anniversary I came upon this obituary. I worked with Joe at Warner-Lamert and also had the pleasure of his humor and kind patience with this new production support analyst.. MP1R0140 and 160 were two of my favorite jobs because of Joe.

I can't read your name without reciting it to myself in the same melodic way you answered your phone.

Thanks for being you Joe. Rest in peace.

Rich
Richard O'Brien
September 11, 2018
Never Forgotten!
Kathy
September 11, 2018
Randy Tetzner
September 11, 2017
another year and I still wish I could say hello again.
September 11, 2017
Your Classmates from Vailsburg High School Class of 1966 Will Never Forget You. Rest Peacefully with the Lord.
September 11, 2016
Fifteen years. Wow. Its been about 26 years since I talked to you. Did not know then that it would be the last time. Shows you that you should always treat a visit, a friend as if it were the last time. We all miss you.
September 10, 2016
Today I ran a 5K in Lancaster Pennsylvania and had the privilege to run in memory of Joseph Deluca. We will never forget!
Denise Martin
May 9, 2015
Thinking of Joe's family and friends today. Love and prayers from Texas.
Del Newberry
February 20, 2015
Visited WTC Memorial. Touched my hand to yor name & prayed. Always in my thoughts
Barbara Pane
September 17, 2013
bella b
September 12, 2013
Godspeed Joe, We miss you but never forget you.
bob welter
September 12, 2013
God bless you Joe. May your family and friends find comfort and peace in the knowledge that you are watching over them from heaven. You will always be remembered.
September 11, 2013
Thank you Joe you were always a fine ,caring person. We are proud to be your classmates. You will be missed always
Carolyn Zarowski Beyer
September 11, 2013
Joe I always remember your great smile and warm personality. God took you too soon but you will remain in our hearts and memories forever. My prayers go out to your family because they will miss you forever. RIP
Lillian Henry
September 11, 2013
ON BEHALF OF YOUR CLASSMATES OF 1966 VAILSBURG HIGH SCHOOL. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN OUR PRAYS AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOT.
September 10, 2013
I knew Joe from SCCA. I was a race worker (F&C and Grid) and Editor of the SJR SCCA newsletter while Joe was editor of the NNJ newslettwr. I have a photo of gridworkers that he took in 1999 and it hangs above my desk. He was a true gentleman and a wonderful person - I miss him and Raymond the Cat!
Janet Walsh
September 10, 2013
To The Family,
I did not know Mr. Joseph Deluca, but why should that stop me from expressing my heartfelt thoughts to you? Please accept my deepest thoughts of sympathy in the loss of your loved one.

Sincerely,
Mr. Terry of NC
January 16, 2013
another year, another note, another fond memory
September 12, 2012
Miss you Joe. We spent alot of hours around our cars and even raced cars painted by Stu Lasser. I only wish that it had continued rather than ended 10 years ago.
Dennis Dodgen
September 13, 2011
God Bless You! Rest in Peace with Linda and know you are both in my thoughts always
Barbara Pane
September 11, 2011
I first met Joe as a fellow brother of Alpha Phi Omega at Newark College of Engineering.
Our friendship continued as we learned about road rallying which started a long friendship. Joe also dragged me along to work as a corner worker for serveral years.
Joe was a member of my wedding party.
When I read about Joe and Linda in my local newspaper I knew I had one more thing that I had to do at the memorial for Joe. I related some of my experiences with Joe and then sang a song that I feel symbolized what all of the members of flight 93 symbolized
"Let there be peace on earth"

Joe, I will be in Shanksville on the 10th anniversary. This song will always be in my heart and head remembering what you did that day.

May got bless you and comfort your loved ones


W
Bob Hoffman
September 2, 2011
I live in Tennesee. After 9/11, I was most distraught. So many good lives - lost, gone. In a feeble effort to deal with it all, I purchased one of the memory bracelets that were being offered at a local store. I did not know whose name to choose. There were pages with name after name. Without looking, I just let my finger go down the pages until I randomly stopped. The name was Joseph DeLuca. I wore the bracelet until it broke but I still have the disc with his name on it. I wrote to his family about their tragedy. I heard back from his sister Carol. Carol and I have talked on the phone and every year around 9/11 I try to call her. Yesterday, I called and got her voice mail and left her a message. There are so many victims and Joe DeLuca is just one. But reaching out to his family has been one small way to offer sympathy and to not disconnect from this tragic day. I want to remember. So, to you Carol and your family, I am remembering your brother and again sending you my heartfelt condolences. Thanks for being receptive to my letter and my calls.
Jeanie Todd
September 12, 2010
I met Joe when he was in college. I was dating his close friend Hank Woodruff. I found out he was a 9-11 hero 2 years later while watching a tv movie about flight 93. Felicia, I met you at your home 40 years ago! Please contact me at [email protected] I proudly wear a photo of Joe and Hank and I every 9-11. Jean Zupko Garrett
November 10, 2009
I moved to NNJ in the early 1980's -- I joined the SCCA and immediately was swept up by Joe's story telling at monthly meetings. I moved back west after only a few years, but fondly remembered my SCCA start ... and the friendship of Joe.

What a genuinely nice guy, who made everyone around him feel connected. I'm sure he's up there, surrounded by good folks, telling stories and keeping everyone entertained. God Bless you Joe.
Jim Weidenbaum
September 24, 2009
Here it is--8 years later. I never met or knew Joe, but somehow feel related. I drive a racecar in the SCCA and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he's still piloting that Morgan somewhere. Be it up in the Northeast or here in the Southwest, we are all proud of what Joe did and what his life meant to all those who knew him. I want to say thank you to Joe and everyone who stood beside him on this day 8 years ago. You are all heros to my family. What I wouldn't give to see a cartoon about Raymond the cat. I think Sportscar magazine would love to see one. Somehow, in viewing all of these postings from over the years I can't help but believe that Joe lives on-- in the hearts and minds of all that knew and loved him. While it's a bit late, it's well deserved as I see it to say "Godspeed my(unknown)friend! God bless you and your family and friends. Because of you, we are still Americans living in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Charlie Hearn
September 11, 2009
My name is Karen Schetlick Crecco. I lived at 59 Norwood St., and "Joey" was my first Love. Joe Sr., Grandma and Grandpa Campinella used to give me "Chocolatta" and Italian bread. I remember Carol, and my sister Nancy played with her Fanny was like a mother to me. I loved Joey so much!!!
Karen Schetlick
August 30, 2009
My name is Karen Schetlick Crecco. "Joey" was my very first love- Fanny and Joe and Grandma and Grandpa Campinella told me'" Mangia Chocolatta, bella bambina". We lived on Norwood St. Today is the first time I realised Joey was on flight 93, when I watched the movie!I loved him!!
Karen Schetlick
August 30, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Doug Abraham
May 5, 2009
To the family of Joseph Deluca:
Joseph gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. My deepest sympathy to you. We must never forget!
Peggy Childers
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Peggy Childers
September 11, 2008
Thank You
Shandi
September 11, 2008
Thinking of you today Joe. You are missed.
Joan O
September 11, 2008
Joe, you will always be remenbered and missed.
Anthony Parisi
September 11, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie , Kenny Coffey
September 8, 2007
In remembrance....
P Tabbernor
September 1, 2007
I'm sure Joe lived his life as he died.....thinking of others first.
Joe De Luca
July 12, 2007
I do not know who you are, but I want to say a BIG THANKS for what you have put forth for our country. May God bless your Family and comfort them in this time of sorrow.
Tyler Houston
April 17, 2007
I met Joe in the late '70s when he was a good friend of my ex husband Larry.We all rallied together, and Joe quickly became one of my favorite people. Joe was in our wedding in '77, and later bought our first house in Jefferson, so there had always been lots of attachments to him.
When I heard about Joe's heroic death on Flight 93 I was deeply effected.
Dear quirky, funny, loveable Joe, you are my true hero. I see every documentary and film on Flight 93 to honor you and make your memory last forever.
Your friend forever, Nancy
Nancy Doherty
January 16, 2007
From Chris Bassoo and family...I just saw the A & E movie and our hearts go out to your family (we wanted to send our prayers to every family from this flight)...Our prayers and thoughts are with you...we will never forget..warmest of regards Chris Bassoo (your northern friends)
Chris Bassoo
January 8, 2007
I remember Joe when I was in Grammer school. Funny guy and always be in my heart even after all these years. Go get em in heaven Deluca
Bob DCaterino
November 13, 2006
I remember so very many days sitting at B&B Motors just BSing and the typical Joe Deluca humor. I also remember our two red SS cars sponsored by Stu Lasser with the numbers and letters of vinyl that seemed to peel off with each corner. God, Joe I miss those times. I hope that you find all of the happiness that was stolen from you. You will always be a contstant reminder of better times.
Dennis Dodgen
November 12, 2006
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
Kristine
November 2, 2006
We met very briefly at JCSC my freshman year - I became a Math major there also. Thank you to your family!
john fenyar
September 11, 2006
While poking around the internet I found this website and today being the 5th anniversary of 9-11 felt compelled to sign. Although I didn't know Joe very well, I made his aquaintance and frequently had passing contact with him at the NNJR SCCA races we both ran in. I ran in a different category than Joe, but still got to know him well enough to see how he could have befriended and touched so many peoples' lives. I will not only miss Joe, but the "Raymond the Cat" comic strip he drew and wrote for our regional newsletter.

You and all aboard Flight 93, the WTC and Pentagon victims are misssed, Joe.

Tommy Souren
September 11, 2006
Every year on today's date we remember those lost on 9/11/01. Every September 11th I think of Joe. I used to work with Joe when I worked at Warner-Lambert from 1996-1999. We worked in the same department, and he always used to make me laugh. I can still picture Joe riding on his bike at lunchtime around the campus, and I can remember him joking when I'd comment on his hair being cut he'd say "Yep, I got my yearly haircut". So, to his family... Just when you think his legacy is dwindling... remember, I will never forget. I will always remember his fuzzy hair blowing in the breeze as he rode past me on his bike, and he will always be a hero in my eyes. May God be with you, and Joe, always.
Jaimee Giessler (Kusek)
September 11, 2006
Having worked with Joe I got to know him quite well. Sharing the same interests he and I often talked about cars and racing. Let us not forget them and let us vow to never let this happen again
bob Welter
September 11, 2006
Joseph is a true American Hero & will always be remembered on this day & forever by so many of us who will never forget. God Bless His Family!!! Denise, Deanna, Angie & Cristina
Denise Christian
September 11, 2006
On this coming Monday, 9/11/06, there will be a memorial dedication to you and another resident of Roxbury Twsp. at Horseshoe Lake at 5:30 p.m. I plan to be there. I worked at Warner Lambert for 26 yrs. and remember you as a BIG guy, who always smiled and nodded as we'd pass in the hallways. Altho' I can't say I knew you on a more personal level, I know that you and your imposing form were "rolling" towards the cockpit in a heroic effort that to this day makes my heart swell with pride, and sadness. I will be at your memorial on Monday, Joe and I will be proud to always be able to say I "knew" you. God bless you and Linda, your family, friends and survivors and the rest of us who will NEVER FORGET that day for the rest of our lives. Bi Bi Bennett
Bi Bi Bennett
September 8, 2006
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Frank M.
August 19, 2006
On this day in history, I was being unsuccessfully contacted by numerous friends and family, but to no avail as all phone lines were down, my dad especially, panicked and overwhelmed, could not reach me. You see, I traveled allot during this era on business, and when the flight agenda was released for flight 93, there was a Mr. Joe DeLuca on board. I am Joe DeLuca - as well. I write this note to all Joe's loved ones and all dearly departed that day. My name may be the same as Joe's, but his bravery and sacrifice will long surpass anything neither I nor anyone can ever imagine.

God Bless

Joe DeLuca –Warren, NJ.
Joseph DeLuca
August 14, 2006
We have been looking for the branch of our family (De Luca) that moved to New York many years ago. Then I was watching a documentary on flight 93 and at the end I saw Joseph De Luca's name and photo. I don't know if Joseph was part of this missing branch of our family, but he looks so much like some of 'our' De Luca's that I feel compelled to convey my deepest sympathy to all of Joe's family and friends.

Like everyone else on that plane, Joseph truly was a hero and as painfully as you feel his loss, you must also be incredibly proud of him. I'm sure he is missed terribly.
Melisa De Luca
August 7, 2006
I thought you might have been the Joseph DeLuca I knew. You're not but you and the others on Flight 93 are the greatest of heroes and we will never forget you, never. Thank you and may God rest your soul.
Brian Smith
January 30, 2006
Everyone on this flight was, and IS my hero.
Pam Beers
January 13, 2006
God Bless You...
James Johnson
September 11, 2005
It had been many years since I had seen Joe and was shocked to hear that he was a passenger on that horrific flight.

Joe and I went to school together since Lincoln Elementary School in Newark and then graduated Vailsburg High School together.

Unfortunately, as is usual after high school we all go our separate ways.

He was a fine person in school, (we sometimes walked to elementary school together from Brookdale Ave. and and Norwood St.). I will always
remember the laughs and good times we had.

May his family be comforted knowing how he touched the lives of so many people who cared for him and remember him fondly and may they be comforted to remember that God only takes the best!

Sincerely,
Marguerite Policastro-Aisenstock
11-4-04
Marguerite Aisenstock
November 4, 2004
Dear Joe & Friends of Joseph Deluca:

I was thinking about you the other day Joe at one of the British Car Shows.

Your name comes up frequently, and we often imagine you standing there in your historic auto gear & the gloves besides your beautiful Morgan sports car.

Hey! When I'm back up to Lime Rock Park, CT. perhaps later this year, I'm going to lay down some flowers on the track for you Joe at the Finish Line.

Maybe, I'll even request a public annoucement be made in memory of your many years of service in SCCA.

Hope you have some track flags up there Joe. Yeah! Rev it up!

I'd think you'd like that Joe.

God Bless you and America.

P.S. Things are still a little unsettled for many of us down here. Please watch over us Joe!
Tom Kotinsky
March 27, 2004
I worked very closely with Joe during my first few years at Warner-Lambert. He was an absolute pleasure to work with & oh how he made me laugh (to the point that I had tears in my eyes)!! He truly embraced life and celebrated it in everything that he did. I’ll never forget his Morgan & having the privilege of a ride in it in the W-L parking lot. I’ll also never forget him dancing to the Drifters at the SAP implementation party – what fun!

I think of you often & miss you but I know that you are in a better place. You are my hero Joe. May god bless you & your family.
Donna Petitto
September 15, 2003
To know you was to love you Joe.

Two years since you were taken from us . Sometimes it seems like yesterday, sometimes an eternity.

You are truly missed.
Barbara DeVito
September 15, 2003
Joe, as everyone has already said, you were one of the sweetest and funniest people I have ever known. I am so sorry that Carolyn and I never got to make up the lunch you had to cancel due to your mother's stroke. I thought there was time. I will always picture you driving around, regardless of weather, in a red convertable with the top down. I remember one day in particular when you were supposed to drop off you car for servicing on route 53. I was waiting for you, outside my car, to drive you to Warner Lambert. You went flying by, in the middle of winter, with the top down. I guess you forgot it was winter and that you were supposed to drop your car off. There are so many stories and laughs. I wish I could remember them all. I will always miss you.
Your friend,
Wendy
Wendy Bazelow
September 15, 2003
From the first day I started at Warner-Lambert, Joe made me feel so welcomed. We became great friends over the years. He would always say the databases were like our children, sometimes they keep you up at night and you have to tend to them. I definitely remember those fun nights at W-L.

I think of all the funny stories you shared with the group and I smile. I miss you so much and think of you and your family often.
Carolyn Pignataro
September 12, 2003
I worked with Joe at Warner Lambert a number of years ago. I remember we shared our love of cars and often swapped stories. I will always remember his witty humor. I will miss him.
Bob Welter
September 11, 2003
May the support of the Pfizer family be a comfort to Joe's loved ones on this anniversay of 9/11.
Nancy Barta
September 11, 2003
MAY GOD BLESS YOU, JOSEPH!!
LAURA
April 14, 2003
Dear family & friends of Joe Deluca:
I had been associated with my friend Joe through the many meetings and car events of the SCCA. (Sports Car Club of America, Northeast Div.)
Joe was an avid Morgan Car lover, who had a prime example of either a 1935 or 1937 Morgan automoble. He would come to the events all decked out in orignal leather riding clothes, gloves and hat and goggles. What a sight to see. Of more import, Joe was so active with all the members of all the car clubs, including the JAG (Jaguar Auto Group). Joe always wanted the details to the letter. His professional career at Pfizer Corp, NJ.which included detail computer programs that involved a lot of genius on the part of Joe to maintain.
On his personal side, Joe and I would run several of the infamous 'Four Turkey Road Rally's'. He was instrumental in my becoming active in the newsletters of the SCCA and running the annual rally. We would ride around for hours laying out the course. What a beautiful memory indeed. I really don't know where or when we found the personal time, but we did it for the club and for the members.
Finally, I know Joe Deluca. He was a fighter. Don't get Joe mad! I know firsthand; when I made one mistake in the instructions, boy was he hot. But, later he would forgive and forget and expressed laughter. He definitely (without question) would have been a fighter and planner on Flight 93. Absolutely! Ask anyone who knew Joe. Joe would have gone down fighting for his fellow campanions, friends,and loved ones, and would have consider himself last man overboard. This was Joe. He was great!
I am both shocked and aggrieved by his untimely death, but understand, there must have been a purpose and mission for Joe amongst these 40 passengers (and flight crew) on Flight 93. And, I'm sure the crew appreciated him on-board. No doubt about it. He loved America !

God bless his family and loved ones, God bless all his fellow passengers and crew that Sept 11th,and God bless America.
P.S. Joe, I can only hope there are some Morgans in Heaven. I will miss your good company at all the meetings and your name will always be remembered.
Tom Kotinsky 9-18-02 Boonton Twp, NJ [email protected]
Tom Kotinsky
September 18, 2002
I am a cousin of Joe DeLuca. I remember very happy times when we were younger. Joe is the son of my Mom's Brother. We visited quite often when we were young. Since I was a girl, I didn't get to play with him as much as my brother, but I was always jealous because he always had real cool things going on. As we got older, we didn't see each other as much. Usually at wedding, funerals or other family parties. I always hoped to get seated by him since I enjoyed his quick wit and humor. He had an amazing sense of humor. A kind of dry sense of humor, which was always histerical!

About a year and a half ago, Joe's Mom got very sick. I went to the hospital to see her and as I was visiting, Joe arrives. Well, I had the good fortune to spend about an hour of wonderful quaility time with Joe reminiscing about old times. Actually, he remembered more than I! It was a very special time for me, and I believe it was a gift from God to me. I got to spend this last wonderful time with Joe and it will remain in my heart forever, as you Joe, a very kind and gentle person will remain in my heart forever.

Your loving cousin, Angela
Angela DeLorenzo
September 13, 2002
I did not personally know Joseph, nonetheless, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to all his family and friends. I am bound to Joseph by a mercy band that I obtained through a local church in Albuquerque, NM and until recently, I was not able to obtain the information on him. My thoughts are with you all each day and as the days pass, I pray that so does the pain of your loss. God bless us all.
Linda Sanders
September 12, 2002
I did not know Joe personally nor have I ever met him, but he was a part of a very large family known as the "Pfizer family" and will be missed. My condolances to the family and friends.
Jonathan Coates
September 9, 2002
I am a Flight 93' Memorial Ambassador and I volunteer time each week to meet and speak with folks from around the world who come to pay tribute. I am asked many questions, some of which are about the victims. I am putting together a book of the victims to share at the site and would appreciate a photo of Joseph as well as a little information about him. Thank you, May God Bless you and your family. Cindi
Cindi Yantus
May 3, 2002
I knew Joe for almost 20 years and there was never a day when I did not see a smile on his face. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Arthur Pearson
April 21, 2002
I want to leave this tribute more for Joe's family than for Joe...so you know of all the others who share your loss. Joe was a wonderful, very intelligent, very funny, very talented man. The world should mourn to lose him - as we do who knew him. I loved his Christmas cards & "Raymond the Cat". I loved his wit (remember the cartoon when his old apartment was flooded out & he needed furniture donations?). I loved it on April Fool's day when he'd tape my phone down & run around the corner to call me. I miss learning from him about his Roman coin collection & I still have the coin he bought me. He was the first guest I entertained when I bought my house. He taught me how to grow orchids in the bathroom and what a turbo was. I was very lucky to be friends with him for awhile. God bless you, Joe, & your family as well.
Theresa Dunyak
January 15, 2002
We are deeply sorry for our nation's loss of Joseph. May his life and love continue living in those who love him. May the sorrow in your hearts be lightened by warm memories of times together. I believe God cried when He saw the evil that took the lives of His innocent children before their time. In the shadows of the darkness they cried out His name. They found shelter and protection from human pain as He lovingly pulled them into His embrace. Cradled in His arms earthly cries became heavenly songs as angels were born. Our hearts cry deeply with you in America's loss of a hero.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
January 12, 2002
i worked with joe for many years at warner-lambert. during many meetings of sap, i found joe to be one of my only allies.

joe was one of the funniest people i have met in my lifetime. and he was truly a gentleman.

i was in shock when i heard of his passing. although we hadn't been in touch in a long time, i knew he was always just a phone call or e-mail away.

i will miss him.
carol schreiber
January 2, 2002
Joe, my dear friend, you have always been a hero in my eyes. I will never forget you.
Bea Pinon
November 30, 2001
You don't know me but God has laid it on my heart to write to you. I just want you to know that God is with you, Joseph's friends and family, during this terrible time. You should be honored though to be priveledged enough to had known someone who is now considered a hero to our nation. We all share in your grief. I am praying so hard for all of you who knew this man or any of the victims. I just want you to know that God is with you and will never leave you. He has his loving arms around you ever minute and will help you overcome.
Amanda Stallings
November 7, 2001
I saw tributes about Mr. Deluca from SCCA members, I used to work in Denver as the SCCA membership person in the late 1970's Im sure his friends and family have a terrible void. I had a relative on the same flight, and I know they all fought hard to save their lives and the lives of others on the ground. They are all heroes on this flight, and I hope Mr. Deluca's family will take comfort in that thought. My heartfelt condolences. Sincerely, Debbie
debbie
October 22, 2001
My wife and I spent the weekend of September 8th with Joe in the Berkshires at a car club event. We ate, drank and laughed together then said a simple goodbye Sunday morning ... two days later everything changed. We'll miss him, his warm soft smile and easygoing manner.
Barry Lyman
October 21, 2001
I did not know Mr. Deluca personally but he did impact my life. I work for the HRConnect benefit office and I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Mr. Deluca's family and friends in this time of tragedy. Mr. Deluca, rest in peace forever in the arms of our Lord. God Bless.
Brian Chittick
October 20, 2001
We knew Joe for over 30 years...The early years of Sports Car Rallies, and car clubs, and hanging out. Though we left New Jersey, we were always in touch. Gone from our lives but never forgotten! We'll miss you tremendously, Joe. Jeanne and Ed
Jeanne Rachner
October 16, 2001
I will never forget you. A void has been created that time may ease but never fill. Good-bye Joe.
Robin Bohnenberger
October 7, 2001
Joe was a good SCCA friend and family member. We no longer have any 'Raymond the Cat' cartoons. :( He will be missed by many in our NNJR/SCCA region.
Robert Hill
October 3, 2001
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL.MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
JOSEPH MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
BARBARA BOLIN
October 2, 2001
A void has been left in Walter & my lives. We will miss Joe terrible. No more "Raymond the Cat" cartoons. Joe was a good friend. Northern New Jersey Region of the SCCA will miss this great person. However, we know that he and Linda are in a better place. Nancy & Walter Huber
Nancy & Walter Huber
October 1, 2001
George Wolfstirn
October 1, 2001
Joe was a special friend and confidant. Many memories have been shared with this special man and many reminders of him are about our home from gifts for the kids to pictures of shared times together there aren't enought words in the english language to describe the beautiful,compassionate,caring person that Joe was. No more talks of Dr. Who or sci-fi movies, no more "Raymond the cat" cartoons or christmas cards. No more of his wit or humor his laugh will be missed.
Sheryl Connell
September 30, 2001
I did not know Joe personally only thru my sister Sheryl and what she has said speaks volumns about the kind of person he was. Kind, caring, compassionate are only a few of the words used to describe him. He will be missed by many.
Karyl Doll
September 30, 2001
I have worked with Joe for over 15 years. There was not a finer person on the face of this earth. he was kind, caring, funny and real. We at the former Warner-Lambert now Pfizer family will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

You are missed my Friend.
Ellen
Ellen Redden
September 28, 2001
My deepest sympathy for Steve's family from an SCCA member.
Ginette Jordan
Ginette Jordan
September 19, 2001
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