Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Joe Devine 3-29-33 .... 5-3-2011

Joe passed away this morning...

Over the past year I've gotten to know more of Joe on a personal level then I did in the previous years of our friendship.

Joe has been fighting health problems for the past six months. A broken hip set him back a few weeks ago and I believe the onset of other related problems finally had him facing the final days.

The pain and frustration were a struggle, but Joe seemed to, as always... keep a positive outlook.

Joe was an inspiration beyond a shadow of a doubt that anything... and I mean ANYTHING is possible if you put your mind to it. He taught me many details of metal shaping as he was one of, if not THE best metal shaper around, still doing things the old way...
But more so then details of how to... Joe taught me how to diagnose and how to assess... and how to be patient in reaching your goal.

Joe's life was of simple means.. and he was happy with it that way.

I will be forever a better person for having the oppertunity to know him...

Rest in peace Joe....

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death. ~Leonardo da Vinci

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