Condolence: Dear Betsy, and all the family, We have that mixture of emotions that comes to all those who have a living faith and hope in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Certainly, we will miss Joe. He was a huge presence physically and emotionally, who embraced others and held onto this life as long as possible. He and I had shared some deep conversations as we both took our unique journeys vs. this enemy called Cancer. I know he encouraged me with his bravery and his love for family and friends. I trust that the support and encouragement was a two-way blessing. Connie and I want to extend our deepest sympathies to you as you learn to continue your unique and special journeys through this life. Joe and Lena both would want you to keep on keeping on in your faith and your efforts to spread love to others who are hurting. And, you know, they would want you to continue EMBRACE LIFE, and keep moving the ball around, playing as a team, taking the open shot. 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:1 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
Condolence: Betsy, Cory & Kyle, We're so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great man and a great dad and he will be missed greatly. He truly was a "gentle giant" and inspired so many kids to be the best that they could be. He and Lena are SWISHING IT in heaven now!! We love you so much and wish you peace and comfort. Much Love, Tom & Nancy