"The road is done. You're home Joe..." - this was a post on a group page on Facebook, it was under a link to YouTube.com for the song "Amazing Grace".
I had met Joe 9 or 10 years ago where I worked at the time. Joe was one of the good guys, you could ask him anything and he would do his best to help out. He was a straight shooter and always got to the point, something I've always appreciated.
Joe passed away on Saturday July 31, 2010 losing his battle with stomach cancer he was 41.
I learned of Joe's passing as we (my family) were getting ready to go to the pool. The day was beautiful and although I cannot get in the water I can still grab some sunshine. There were clouds in the sky and as I watched my wife, daughter and son head into the pool, I looked up and saw a very prominent image in the clouds. I saw what looked like a very visible angel. There wasn't a face, just a body, a very round head, wings and just above the head a halo. It was amazing.
Even though I haven't seen or talked with Joe in a while I'll miss him.
There's just no easy way to hear about it and there's no easy way to talk about it, CANCER SUCKS!!
Joe is survived by his wife and 3 children ages 6, 4, and 6 months.