Joemetz has passed away

herdizziness
herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624

Joe passed away today.  I got to meet this man in person at his place of business in Toledo, Ohio.  He was just as go-getter, effusive and lovely a person as one would like to meet.

He was a fighter, a giver of time, and I'll miss him dearly.

My condolences to his wonderful family.

Winter Marie

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  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
     
    Oh my, this is such

     

    Oh my, this is such heartbreaking news...  He was such a kind and supportive friend to all here.  My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

    With sympathy,

    Cynthia 

  • ketziah35
    ketziah35 Member Posts: 1,145
    I am shocked. He seemed to be

    I am shocked. He seemed to be doing okay. My condolences to his family and friends. He was such a wonderful person and positive light!

     

    ktz

  • Lisa2012
    Lisa2012 Member Posts: 142
    Thank you for the update

    He will be missed.   Prayers for the family.

     

  • lilacbrroller
    lilacbrroller Member Posts: 412
    Lisa2012 said:

    Thank you for the update

    He will be missed.   Prayers for the family.

     

    Dammit!

    Argh. Another one. He was great on this board - I always liked what he had to say.

    my thoughts go out to his family. 

    Karin

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,626 Member
    My heart weeps

    How sorry I am to hear this news.  He put up a great fight, over and over again.

    God bless him, I shall surely miss him. 

    My hearfelt sympaties to his family. 

  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827
    Trubrit said:

    My heart weeps

    How sorry I am to hear this news.  He put up a great fight, over and over again.

    God bless him, I shall surely miss him. 

    My hearfelt sympaties to his family. 

    Oh, my heart aches hearing

    Oh, my heart aches hearing this news.  What a wonderful man.  My condolences and prayers to his family who he loved so very much. 

    Joe was such a thoughtful presence on this forum.  He helped a lot of us. 

    So sad. So very sorry.

    hugs,

    CM

     

     

     

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Sad

    He was a wonderful person and kind to all on this board.  He will be missed.  My sympathy to his family.

    Kim

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    I am so sad to read this.  he

    I am so sad to read this.  he was a good guy.  Such a positive guy who cared so much for his family.

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Will be greatly missed by so very many

    Joe was one of those people who never "met people", he always "met friends".  His smile was one which made you want to smile right back....even if only seen in a picture.

    He got in a last trip to FL in April.  While the photos shared on FB showed a man too thin, there was that smile.

    He also got to attend the dedication of a "tile wall" at the hospital where he received treatments...in his honor, his family and friends made tiles which will now be a permanent reminder of this man who shared so much with so many.

    Sincerest condolances to his family and all who loved him.

    Marie who loves kitties

  • Phil64
    Phil64 Member Posts: 838
    Sad

    Prayers for him and his family. :-(

  • fatbob2010
    fatbob2010 Member Posts: 467
    Great Fighter & Giant Warrior

    Joe represents the warrior I would like to be.  

    Rest in peace Joe.  

    My heart reaches out to the family.  

    Peace to the family and all who were touched by him.

    Art

  • carrieh
    carrieh Member Posts: 146 Member

    Great Fighter & Giant Warrior

    Joe represents the warrior I would like to be.  

    Rest in peace Joe.  

    My heart reaches out to the family.  

    Peace to the family and all who were touched by him.

    Art

    For Joemetz

    I am standing on the seashore

    A ship appears

    and spreads her white sails

    to the morning breeze.

    and starts fo the ocean

    she is an object of beauty

    and I stand watching her

    till at last she fades away on the horizon

    and someone at my side quietly says,

    "She is gone." Gone where?

    Gone from my vision, that is all

    She is just as large as when I saw her last

     

    The dimished size

    and total loss of sight

    is in me, not in her

    and just at the moment

    when someone at my side says,

    "She is gone,"

    There are others who are watching

    her coming and other voices

    take up a joyful shout

    "There she comes."

     

    Poet Unknown- For Joemetz-

  • Semira
    Semira Member Posts: 381 Member
    sad

    What a sad sad news

  • Ckat
    Ckat Member Posts: 17
    A sad day

    I've followed Joe's posts and blog since my dad's diagnoses with stage 4 cc in oct 2012.  Joe was always so positive and though i didnt know him seemed like such a nice, gentle man.  Very upset to hear this.  Thoughts and prayers to his family.  Damn you cancer.

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169
    Joe seemed like such a

    Joe seemed like such a special man.  He helped so many here at CSN.  He will be missed.  My heart breaks for his wife and kids.

  • UncleBuddy
    UncleBuddy Member Posts: 1,019
    So, so sad...

    Joe was such a kind man. He shared his story with me. His story is actually similar to my brother's. He survived Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, but the treatment for NHL, in all likelihood, caused the colon cancer. From what he told me, he was married with 4 children and was living his life to the fullest. I really hope he was happy and enjoyed every moment. God bless you, Joe! May you RIP!

    Lin

    PS he was the same age as my brother, only 50 years old. :(

  • sdp
    sdp Member Posts: 181

    So, so sad...

    Joe was such a kind man. He shared his story with me. His story is actually similar to my brother's. He survived Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, but the treatment for NHL, in all likelihood, caused the colon cancer. From what he told me, he was married with 4 children and was living his life to the fullest. I really hope he was happy and enjoyed every moment. God bless you, Joe! May you RIP!

    Lin

    PS he was the same age as my brother, only 50 years old. :(

    I am shocked ! 
    He he seemed

    I am shocked ! 

    He he seemed to be fighting it and I thought he could for a long ling time !

    what happened so suddenly ?

    i am really sad hearing this news !

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
    Sad

    I am sad and heart-broken that another lovely soul has been taken.

    My condolances to his family. 

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    I am so sad to hear this.

    I just looked at his Caringbridge and saw that he posted only a couple of weeks ago, and seemed ok.  Things can happen so fast in this journey, it's really shocking.

    He was a bright light, and will be missed.

  • Luv2lunch
    Luv2lunch Member Posts: 270
    Sorry

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. So very sorry.

    Linda and Miss Ellie