Condolences for Joseph Lee Hartlage
To Joe's family - my Mom and Dad were at Casa del Mare where we grew to adore Joe for the 2 years that all three of them lived at the same time. We lost my dad last October, and while Joe was struggling with discomfort of his own, likely far exceeding that of many of the other residents much older than himself, Joe still have room in his heart to express concern for me and for my mom when we lost Dad. When Joe left Casa del Mare, we tried very hard to locate him so that we could send cards. Privacy laws prevented our ever reaching him, and I was sad that Joe never knew that we were trying to stay in touch. I have wanted the family to know that we tried, and continued to care for him the entire time that he has been away from Casa del Mare.
Joe, I will miss all of our conversations. You were truly an inspiration, I am proud to have called you a friend.
Joe, you were like an older brother to me. I miss our talks and hanging out. A part of my heart is definitely empty without you in this world.
Joe, I miss you so much...there never will be another you...you were sweet, loving and kind to me...you're in my heart forever.
While Joe lived at Casa del Mare, he was the "baby of the family." I miss his quick wit and stories. I think of him everyday.
I am having a hard time with the loss of such a great friend. I hope that he is in a better place Joe, I miss you, see you on the flip side
Joe will be immensely missed. He made me laugh everyday and his positive attitude was inspiring.
Joe I didn’t know you, but I do know how much your lovely sister Mary loves you still!
Sherry Kujala posted on 10/5/21