Condolence: Joe, known to us as Joey Hart, was a dear friend of my dad. Dad spoke of Joe often and always with great affection. Whenever dad shared memories of Yorkville Joe was always at the center of the story. One of dads fondest memories were of the occasions that Eileen drove Joe over to visit dad at my house in Connecticut. They picked up as if they had spoken the day before and the stories continued for hours. Over the past couple of years as travel became impossible for dad he would really look forward to calling Joe and catching up. He got a great deal of enjoyment leading up to the call and filling me in afterwards. My personal memories of Joe were of a very friendly and happy guy who always had his guitar nearby. Its sad that the last link to the "old neighborhood" is gone.
Please accept my family's condolences at this sad news.
Jack & Donna Foley
Condolence: On behalf of many of us from the FDNY, our heartfelt sympathies go out to your entire family. Joseph was the true meaning of the word Hero throughout his life as one can see. May he have eternal rest and continue to live on in all of your hearts.