loving, helpful, sarcastic, passionate and kind
If you were to ask people about Joey, they would say he was always smiling, laughing, always willing to help out, the life of the party, wanting to please everyone, just great to be around. The true Joey was sweet, shy and unsure of himself.
Him standing on the the beach, in just his underwear, soaking wet, shivering ,turning blue from the cold but he had the biggest grin on his face. It was November and we were driving home from somewhere and we passed a beach, and I wanted to stop. In the next moment I just remember him saying " Baby what are doing? baby put you clothes back on." but I stripped down and jumped in the water. What did he do? Even though it was freezing outside, he striped down and jumped in the water after me.
I will miss his companionship, we did everything together. The things he would always say, " I'm just a little squirrel trying to get a nut.", or " I like our stimulating conversation." or I would walk by in just a towel and he would say " Hey where are you going, what are you gonna do with all that?" My cuddle partner on the couch, how he listened if I needed to vent or just talk. He made coffee every morning, we would make dinner together and he would sit and talk to me as I took a bath.
He would like to be remembered as a good father. He always worried he did not do enough for his kids once they were grown. As a loving son, papa/grandpa,father, friend and husband. That he was far from perfect but that he tried really hard, fought as long and hard as he could and in the end, it was his body that gave up, not his spirit. That he loved with all his heart, and that he was always good for a laugh, a kiss or a nice long hug.