Joe was a singularly unique and fiercely talented person. He was constantly in pursuit of a life that was kind of awesome. Joe was a rocket scientist, barista, sushi chef, guitarist, plasma engineer, bassist, physicist, friend, brother, uncle, son, and godfather. He was honest about what he needed from others, and was supportive when others were in need. Joe respected genuineness, and sought truth in the world he experienced so fully. Joe was severely injured in a drugged driving crash in Boulder County, Colorado on May 7, 2016. He died as a result of those injuries on May 11, 2016.

— Lorraine Larocque