22 Years Later...We Shall Never Forget
Message: God Bless you! Rest in Peace Joseph
From: Kindred Spirit
Message: Once a day during a break at work I like to challenge myself to learn about something new or someone new. I surf the net and for some reason (I never ask) I ran across your picture and tributes. Sounds like you were an awesome guy. Funny thing is you look like you could be my cousin Ryan's twin! I am sure your family and friends miss you terribly. What struck me, is that I too love to keep in touch with those who have touched my heart in life. Much like you, I still have friends from when I was in first grade. Glad to hear someone else out there treasures relationships as much as I do. I wish more people did, as nothing means more or has more true value. So sorry the world is now without you, but you have left your footprints on the hearts of those who knew you and they are forever changed. God bless you Joe, and your friends and family. We may never understand why, but God gives us peace, if we ask. May those who are still struggling with their loss (of you) seek God to give them the peace they need to move on in their lives. Always remember, if there weren't trouble, you wouldn't see God at work! We shall never forget.
From: Stephen Hoffman
Message: Joe and I were roomates for a time in Los Angeles. I didn't know him before I moved in, and it indeed took a while before we became close. One of the moments that initially sealed our friendship was on an afternoon after he bought a new EW&F cd. Picturing Joe dancing in the halls still brings a smile to my face. He was brash and outsoken in that New Yorker kind of way, but he was also supportive, easy going and always open to listen to any problem you might have. He moved out of Delta Ki ( the nickname his friends gave to our apartment) but we still talked and kept in touch. When he moved back to NY, I was very happy for him-I thought he was on the way to finding his happiness. On the morning of 9-11 I tried frantically to call his home, after a few days I still hadn't reached him, but I still had hope. On the last phone call, someone did pick up, it was his brother saying that although they had no official confirmation, he was in the towers, and he was probobly gone. The lasting image I will have of Joe is what his brother said to me. Joe, more concerned with his family and loved ones than himself, called them all-saying that he was okay, and that he was attempting to get out. I wish he had the time to call me, because at least I could tell him that I love you Joe.
From: Nicholas Edwards
Message: I saw a tribute left by kevin about Joe and wanted to drop Kevin a line. I still think of Joe most weeks. After a lull I got a christmas card from him in 2000 and we had started swopping emails again. He lives on in my memory - he was special, a huge personailty and a good person. Kevin I had heard a while ago you were unwell - I also think of you. Best wishes
Message: Hello, Iam 13 years old and I wanted to tell you that I was thinking about you and every other person who fell victim to this tragic day. It is not fair for all of these innocent people to die because of this. Sincerely, Abby