Condolence & Memory Journal

We're so sorry for your loss. We'll miss Joe at our monthly Retired Home and School Visitor lunches.

Posted by Harvey and Nancy Rosman - Schwenksville, PA - Coworker   February 16, 2021

Did not realize that Joe had passed until I tried to call him today. I am glad that he got one of his last wishes regarding the election. Also, I am glad that, although he was confined during the past years, he had so many happy memories including his many friendships, the summers spent in Spring Lake, and the many Broadway shows of which he was a faithful attendee. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Margaret Kizis - Philadelphia, PA - friend   February 13, 2021

Joe was a great friend to me for forty years. He and I taught at the Sullivan School together before he left to work as a Home and School Visitor. I will always remember him as a kind and gentle man who was VERY loyal to his friends. I will miss him! Rest In Peace Joe! Everyone who knew you loved you.

Posted by Lydia Dugan - Huntingdon Valley, PA - friend   February 04, 2021

Joe was a great friend who I first met at the Allaire Hotel in Spring Lake, NJ in the summer of 1970. He was working there for the summer as was I and John G & Fred H my 2 friends - we 3 were from Staten Island and had just graduated from college. Joe was from Philadelphia and was 10 years [or so] older than we were. It seemed that we didn't have much in common, but we became fast friends from the outset and our group of 4 kept in touch for the next 50 years! I will miss the occasional phone calls and reunion meetings [at the shore years ago and in NYC more recently] where the 4 of us would have no shortage of conversation - stories about the Allaire [and fun times we had] or more current events, usually about family. I will miss Joe. He was one of the nicest and most memorable guys I ever knew. RIP my friend.

Posted by Jim Donlon - Staten Island, NY - Friend   February 04, 2021

To Joe's friends and family, I am sorry for your loss. Joe and I became friends in graduate school, and have shared many phone calls and memories over the 50 years. I will miss him greatly. Rest in peace my dear friend in Philidelphia. Love, Debby

Posted by Debby Parkinson    February 03, 2021

Joe was a loyal friend since highschool freshman year.we talked every week about everything....
And made efforts to insert humor into every topic......hope joe is happy and light right now.....your buddy Bob

Posted by Bob Rende - Friend   February 02, 2021

Joe was a life-long friend of my parents, Joanne and Tim Keenan and 'Uncle Joe' to us. We have lots of fun and fond memories--I still hang a Christmas ornament from him received many (!!!) years ago. We last spoke in August after our dad died. It was a lovely conversation remembering better days. I hope you find comfort in your memories! Peace---Jody Keenan, Tim Keenan, Maura Keenan Gondek

Posted by Jody Keenan - Alexandria, VA - friend   February 01, 2021

Dear Sullivan Family

Many are saddened by the death of "our Joe". He was a unique person who strove, throughout the years, to be a loving relative and friend to numerous others.

During the last several years, as his health issues progressed, he persevered to retain a level of independence. Now that these struggles are over, we pray that he is in a place of well deserved peace.

With warm thoughts and many fond memories,

Jane Dash Souther

Posted by Jane Dash Souther - Lansdale, PA - Friend   February 01, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss!

Posted by Maureen Bundschuh - Mount Laurel, NJ - Family Friend   February 01, 2021

RIP Joe friend & neighbor.

Posted by Paula Mcdonald - Philadelphia, FL - Neighbor   January 31, 2021

Be at peace now Joe. Neighbor & friend for 36 yrs.

Posted by Paula Mcdonald - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   January 31, 2021

To Joe's Family......sorry for your loss. Joe was a good friend for 65 years. We met at LaSalle College in September 1957. Joe was an active member of our "Gang of Five" on many lunches and dinners. Our last lunch was February 11, 2020 at Rivers Casino with Bob Rende. I will miss him greatly.

Posted by Edward Rice - PHILADELPHIA, PA - Friend   January 31, 2021

To Joe's family: We called him "Uncle Joe" too; while not our real uncle, Joe was a dear friend to our family, and in fact introduced my parents to each other, while he attended La Salle College with my dad, Vince Greely. Here is a picture of him as best man at their wedding, in 1960. We'll miss him greatly.

My dad would love to pay his respects, without taking the risk of an indoor service. Will there be an online opportunity, or perhaps attending the internment?

Kathy Greely

Posted by Kathy Greely - Wydmoor, PA - Friend   January 31, 2021