This tribute was added by Maria Sticco on March 13, 2017
Seeing these reminders in my inbox always makes me smile to remember Joe. Best wishes to Bridget and the family.
This tribute was added by Harley Wheeler on October 9, 2015
Hi, I was reading an editorial which Joe wrote in 1998 about a funeral we did at his mom's church, Pleasant Grove UMC. It was a great peice of writing,and i am truly saddened to hear of his passing. A fine man, and of course his mother, Betty, is a sainted memory to me and my family. - Pastor Harley Wheeler, Minerva UMC, Minerva, Ohio, (Formerly pastor at Pleasant Grove UMC)
This tribute was added by Kevin Koerber on August 19, 2015
So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I met him once at the St. Clairsville Mall in Ohio. This was back in the late 80's. Joe wrote the Rock Column for the Wheeling News-Register and did an article on a tape that I sent him. He was very kind to me and wrote a great piece on my music. I still have the article. I always wondered what happened to him. My condolences on your loss.
This tribute was added by Bridget Lampert on August 8, 2013
Dear Joe,

Yesterday made 878 days since your suffering ended. Last night, I finally mustered up the courage to carefully pack your clothes for donation to an organization that serves disabled veterans. I kept a few things for Abe, Frank and OU friends. Ocean of grief remains. Love Bridgee
This tribute was added by Stewart Tolbert on March 13, 2013
Gone 2 years, and so many times in the 2 years I thought 'I will have to talk to Joe about this' ,then I would remember. Then I would know I didn't need a phone ,or email, I could just talk to him . Miss you my Brother, see ya on the flip side.
This tribute was added by Bridget Lampert on March 13, 2013
Good morning dearest Joe. I am guessing you have better access to the web in Heaven than we do here on Earth, so I hope you see this message today, 3.13.13. Two years ago when you departed, it seemed impossible that our time together would end. My prayer today as I reflect on how deeply I miss you is that we will meet again, dance again, laugh again, love again. With great longing--Bridgee
This tribute was added by Maria Sticco on March 13, 2012
Remembering a great journalist . . . Hey, Joe, we didn't need twitter or Facebook or camera phones to uncover dirt in Belmont County all those years ago, right?!
This tribute was added by Tim Houston on March 13, 2012
I will always remember Joe as a kind, caring person. Even with all of his health issues he still showed a true interest in others and what was going on in their lives. May God bless and confort all who love and miss Joe.
This tribute was added by John Sprouse on March 18, 2011
Joseph You will be missed dear friend. Your gutteral chuckle when you laughed to thoughtfull questions and discussion we often had many times over a brew. We came of age together in this world and I am gratefull you were part of my life. God Bless
This tribute was added by Drusilla Ice on March 17, 2011
Dear Bridget, I was sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He fought a good fight and probably furthered cancer research. I know you were with him every inch of the way. With deepest sympathy to you and the kids. Drusilla
This tribute was added by Laurie Leonard on March 17, 2011
As he was on this earth, Joe remains an incredible force among us.
This tribute was added by Maria Sticco on March 17, 2011
I am so saddened by the news of Joe's passing. I worked with him at the News-Register on my first real job after college. We didn't stay in touch yet my memories of him in the news office are very clear. Rest in peace!
This tribute was added by Tim Houston on March 16, 2011
The news of Joe's passing is truly saddening to hear. Joe always greeted me with a smile and asked how I was doing. He encouraged me by his determination to overcome any limitations caused by his illness. May God comfort Joe's very special family.
This tribute was added by Kimberly Richter on March 16, 2011
I have many memories of Joe and his family. Too many to list, but last year he spent time with us out at Jamboree In the Hills....what a great time he had. He was a dancing fool!! He will always hold a special place in mine and my families heart.
This tribute was added by Brenda Posey on March 16, 2011
I am sorry that I will not be in town to attend the memorial service for Joe. I was happy to hear that Joe finished his book. He was a courageous man. His words will provide inspiration to others. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
This tribute was added by Rosanne And Shannon McNic... on March 16, 2011
Our sympathy goes out to Joe's family, our prayers are with you. Joe had a zest for life and loved a good time. He will be truly missed!
This tribute was added by Dee Dee Rose-Moore on March 16, 2011
We met Joe the first time at Jamboree in the Hills last year and had a great time with him and will never forget him...
This tribute was added by Lampert Ambrosia on March 15, 2011
Dad showed up unannounced at my office one afternoon this past fall. We visited the Alexander Calder Gallery at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. I look forward to taking my children there one day and sharing this special memory.

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