Today Is Time To Say Goodbyes To Joe

Joe’s condition is not improving. The family has requested all of his friends and loved one’s to come by today to show their love and say goodbye before 8pm this evening. They will be removing Joe from life support tomorrow morning.

Joe’s family has kindly requested no gifts, flowers or other offerings. Per their request, we are setting up a fund where all donations can be directed. More information to come.


22 thoughts on “Today Is Time To Say Goodbyes To Joe

  1. I am out of town for work, sadly. Joe, if I were there, I would give you the biggest, off the ground, bear hug imaginable even if you are several feet taller than me. Love to your family. I know they are supported through this by the amazing community you were apart of.

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  2. Circus MeCCA can’t come to see you off, but know that in the afterlife we’re going to be literally hanging with you for sure. It was great circusing with you, Joe.

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  3. No one knows me but I knew Stacey as a little girl when Lisa and I were friends. I just wanted to say I’m so sorry. I can see that your friends and community lost some truly special people this week. I’m heart broken for you all and I’m praying for some comfort in your grief.

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  4. I never knew you but you seem like you lived a beautiful life. My heart is broken for your friends and family. Peace be with you. Love lasts forever. 💓


  5. I wish I could be there in person to say goodbye. I wish even more that there were years of sharing amazing meals and good conversation ahead of us.

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  6. Diana and family I’m so sorry to hear about your loss my heart goes out to you and your family praying for you. .


  7. My heart goes out to all of Joey’s family and loved ones. I was fortunate to know him and his pure spirit in high school. I always admired his confidence and self determination. Who else wears shorts all winter in Ohio?! Ok besides Adam too. In my memorabilia from Reserve, I came across the English assignment junior year where we learned about sonnets & drew names to write one about another classmate. It is dated 5/10/1994 …rest in peace
    To Joey Ramas
    Some say it is his nature to be free,
    and like the wind across the earth he roams.
    Imagining him playing with the sea,
    he stays in no place long enough for groans.
    Consensus is something he does not buy,
    and his philosophy is just to live
    For comprehension is beyond the sky,
    and friendship is the only thing to give.
    He could profess the story of his life
    as an unbeaten path of seldom choice;
    by being who he was has caused some strife
    and shared his thoughts with only just one voice.
    Another friend like him I could not find
    nor try to copy so unique a mind.

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  8. I recall meeting Joe when we visited Mike in Colorado. He was a very thoughtful person and friendly as could be! I am so glad he was part of Mike’s life. I am very sorry he is gone so young! Very sorry, indeed!


  9. I was a friend of Joe’s back in college. He was a talented, funny, intelligent, and gentle soul. I will always think of him fondly, knowing how much he enriched my life. Sending lots of love to all of his family and friends.

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  10. Joe started an inspirational empire, he was a genious and brought people together. This earth is wild and unpredictable. But energy cannot be destroyed, it only shifts. I feel a shift in myself and will hold his integrity and wisdom close.

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  11. Thoughts and prayers to Joe and family. I don’t think I’ll be able to understand the pain that comes with losing such a creative and loving person. Joe is a part of us forever. For me we played Acro a handful of times and our connection worked like magic. As soon as we touched his passion rushed through me. Our Acro community will miss his palms and feet (and more) but his spirit and ideas will live on through us.

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  12. Very sad news. As a fellow musician, I hadn’t seen Joe that much over the last few years. Still, he is the sort of person that leaves an indelible memory because of his positive demeanor, friendly personality, and zest for living. We need more people like Joe, and he will truly be missed. Condolences to all that know and love him. Godspeed, Joe.

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  13. I didn’t know Joe well, mainly just from passing in the hall at work. Still the shock and loss and impermanence strike deeply. I wish peace and comfort to Joe’s family and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    I am greatly comforted by Jackson Browne’s song, For a Dancer. The metaphor especially conjures Joe. Here are the lyics, and link to a beautiful performance of the song:

    Jackson Browne – For A Dancer Lyrics

    Keep a fire burning in your eye
    Pay attention to the open sky
    You never know what will be coming down
    I don’t remember losing track of you
    You were always dancing in and out of view
    I must’ve thought you’d always be around
    Always keeping things real by playing the clown
    Now you’re nowhere to be found

    I don’t know what happens when people die
    Can’t seem to grasp it as hard as I try
    It’s like a song I can hear playing right in my ear
    That I can’t sing
    I can’t help listening

    And I can’t help feeling stupid standing ’round
    Crying as they ease you down
    Cause I know that you’d rather we were dancing
    Dancing our sorrow away
    (Right on dancing)
    No matter what fate chooses to play
    (There’s nothing you can do about it anyway)

    Just do the steps that you’ve been shown
    By everyone you’ve ever known
    Until the dance becomes your very own
    No matter how close to yours another’s steps have grown
    In the end there is one dance you’ll do alone

    Keep a fire for the human race
    And let your prayers go drifting into space
    You never know what will be coming down

    Perhaps a better world is drawing near
    Just as easily, it could all disappear
    Along with whatever meaning you might have found
    Don’t let the uncertainty turn you around
    (The world keeps turning around and around)
    Go on and make a joyful sound

    Into a dancer you have grown
    From a seed somebody else has thrown
    Go on ahead and throw some seeds of your own
    And somewhere between the time you arrive and the time you go
    May lie a reason you were alive but you’ll never know

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  14. A part of Joe is left in everyone he met briefly or held deeply. A loss of a person held precious by so many cuts deep but I do know everyone is taking that part of themselves touched by Joe into their future. He will live on in hugs, in dance and in the airplane. Every time I airplane now I will say “hey look! I’m doing the Ramas!!!”

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