December 16, 2010
The following was supplied by Joe’s wife, Judy:

Joe had requested no funeral and no obituary. He died on December 16, 2010 of complications of throat cancer.

He had been a self-employed contractor. During those last two years, he was able to stay with my daughter (with Carl Gardner) as she was bed-fast, carrying twins, for nearly all her pregnancy.

And then helped take care of the boys for their first year and died, at home, the day after their first birthday.