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“Michelle and family and staff at Hamilton's, our deepest sympathy. We were so grateful to have Joe and you help us through a tough time after my...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Vicky Speake - Bellevue, WA

“So sorry to hear the news of Joe's passing. He left this world too young. He will be missed. Prayers to Michelle and all the staff and friends at...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Clare Lyons - Gig Harbor, WA

“Michelle and family, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Mike and I are still in shock of Joes passing, he was such a wonderful,...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Mike/Meg Kroll - Roy, WA

“Marty and I are sorry to here of joes passing we will miss him where we got to know him he was a great guy ”
4 of 38 | Posted by: Patricia Foster - Piedmont, MO

“To Michelle and her loving family, We are in shock and heartbroken for your loss. Joe was one of those extra special people that always had a...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: GORDON DEVORE - Lacey, WA

“Joe was a friend and fellow auctioneer, the auction world and rest of the world will surely miss him. Knew him professionally for over 25 years,...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Jim Gentile Jag Enterprises - WA

“Michelle - my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your entire family. How quickly Life changes with the passing of our best friends. I'm so sad...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Barbara Dunson - Tacoma, WA

“Loved your personality and always a fun enthusiastic attitude. I will miss your passion for everything around you. God bless. ”
8 of 38 | Posted by: Rick Shaw

“We have been "entertained" at Joe's auctions for over 20 years! He was a great man. He will be missedI by so many! A big hole was created when Joe...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Deborah and Tom Franz-Anderson - WA

“Joe was an awesome man. I spent many evenings at his auctions. Always a friendly smile and a helping hand even when it came to becoming a fellow...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Tim & Nanette Nichols - Bremerton, WA

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Joe dearly. ”
11 of 38 | Posted by: Jackie and Peter McLaughlin - WA

“Michelle please accept my condolences so very sorry we re thinking of you and praying for you and your family love pat Parks ”
12 of 38 | Posted by: Pat Parks - Lakewood, WA

“To Joe, as fellow Soldier and Friend, you are going to be missed terribly and a big shoe to ever fit in the Auctioneer Business. You are a rare one...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Tomas Paulino - Lakewood, WA

“Joe will be missed , we new him professionally ,he had a bid call as smooth as single barrel bourbon, and was a source of inspiration, our prayers...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: steve crawford - rainier, WA

“We are still stunned. We knew Joe only as bidders and occasional consigners but loved his personality and humor.Joe was a credit to the auction...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Suzanne & Dave - Elk Plain, WA

“We would like to express our condolences to Michelle and Joe's family. Joe was always quick with a hello Bill whenever I came to the gallery. We...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: Bill Korth - Tacoma, WA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle and family. At all the live auctions Joe always had us laughing, with his corny jokes. He made the...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Jo & Bobby Kaye - Tacoma, WA

“Michelle, Joe, and family God love you! ”
18 of 38 | Posted by: Tony Lee - Federal Way, WA

“Sorry to hear of Joes passing. He must have been a good man since he made Michelle happy. You'll be missed. ”
19 of 38 | Posted by: Joe Bovair

“Your going to be missed Joe. Prayers to the whole family. ”
20 of 38 | Posted by: Rudy and Sharon Douglas - KY

“I feel very fortunate to have met and befriended Joe through the auction company. He worked to make the business successful, but also strived to...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Dayton Brownfield - Puyallup, WA

Dianne & Omar Galeano “We will miss Joe very much. We learned so much from him though the years and were always so impressed by the great way Joe ran all the auctions. ...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for this loss and offer my deepest condolences to my good friend Michelle and all of Joe's family; near and far. Joe will live on...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Danielle Hiatt - Tacoma, WA

“We worked for Joe for many years. He was impossible to keep up with and had an amazing memory. His generosity was frequently expressed to many of...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Linda Febus - Tacoma, WA

“The world lost a loving husband, a proud father and grandfather, a loyal friend, a great businessman and a fine citizen when Joe left it. His...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Mary Sudar - Tacoma, WA

“So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Our prayers go out to Michelle and the family. ”
26 of 38 | Posted by: Steve & Connie Pejka

“You left us way to soon Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michelle and your family. ”
27 of 38 | Posted by: Narda & Larry - - Graham, WA

“Our deepest sympathy to Michelle and family over Joe's passing. He was truly an amazing man, A knowledgeable and witty auctioneer who was always...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Peter & Mary Craft - Puyallup, WA

“Going to miss you Joe. Prayers are with Michelle and your family ”
29 of 38 | Posted by: Dave and Annie

“our dearest joe,its been a many a year since i last saw you.i can still see you as the cutest little boy.the years sure do go fast.i am so glad that...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear about Joe. He was a great auctioneer and always had a smile on his face and a witty line to share. Peace to Joe and his family. ”
31 of 38 | Posted by: Kathy McMahon - Tucson, AZ

“Michelle & family. I'm so very sorry to hear of Joes passing. He was such a sweet funny man. Loved his child like approach to everything he did. ...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Bonnie Jensen

“Joe wasa great person to work with! Could always make you chuckle! I worked with Joe off and on for over 20 years! Enjoyed every minute! RIP my...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Wayne Hollins - Golden Valley, AZ

“Waller Road was the first auction I had ever been to, and Joe was the auctioneer. I bought some great deals from him over the years, he was always a...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: linda morrison - tacoma, WA

“To Joe's Family,We loved Joe and he won't be forgotten. Joe will be missed and may the good Lord give his family the strength to continue on and our...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Lucy Mikita - Tacoma, WA

“Please accept our deepest sympathy for your Loss. We have done business with Joe for over 25 years and enjoyed our friendship and working...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Steve & Julia Koch - lakewood, WA

“Mark & I send our love and prayers to the family. Joe was an amazing man, always kind and brought a smile, if not a chuckle to us. He is the boost...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Mark & Margie Green - Sumner, WA

“I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was such an energetic person with a ton of personality. I always enjoyed his company and will miss him...Read More »
38 of 38 | Posted by: Rick Shelby - Federal Way, WA


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Joseph was born on August 7, 1963 and passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Joseph was a resident of Puyallup, Washington at the time of passing.

After high school at duPont Manual, Joe served in the Army for 8 years and that is what eventually led him to Washington.

A memorial service celebrating Joe's life will be held at 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 12 th , 2017 at Sumner United Methodist Church (901 Wood Ave, Sumner, WA 98390).

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