September 22, 2011
He was a loving husband, son, and devoted friend. He loved to repair small engines, cook, tell jokes, and play his guitar. He struggled with Chronic Renal Failure and was a dialysis patient for 27 years. He shared his courage with his family and friends. He had a strong love of life and insisted on making everyone laugh. His strength made everyone around him appreciate life more.
Other surviving family members include: step-father Wayne Yorgenson, brother James Nelson Clifford, Jr., three step-sisters: Linda Osinskie, Sherry Creater, and Rosemary German; step-brother William Perry Coe, Jr.; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews. He was also cherished by his mother and father-in-law Ann and Ronald Stewart; sisters-in-law: Jane Stewart Cardinale and Hazel Stewart; brothers-in-law: Jason Cardinale and Norman Clark; nephew Ian.
A memorial service will be held at The Inn at Leeds on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. Donations to Joe's memory may be made to Columbia-Greene Dialysis at 159 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, NY 12414
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