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Memories & Candles

“Said goodbye, turned aroundAnd you were gone, gone, goneFaded into the setting sun,Slipped awayBut I won’t cryCause I know Iâ...Read More »
1 of 53 | Posted by: Becca Janke

“The loss of Joey leaves such a huge hole in our family. Forbeing such a young man, Joe was a pillar of family love. The respect (and joking!) he...Read More »
2 of 53 | Posted by: George and Pauline Waters

“So sorry for your loss, heartbreaking! Christy- Haywood Pediatrics ”
3 of 53 | Posted by: Christy McMahon

“I'm so sorry for your loss, I got to work with him and got to know Joe, he was an awesome guy, always in a good mood and would keep you laughing. He...Read More »
4 of 53 | Posted by: Charles Lynn Clayman ( C & S )

“Zander,I am so sorry about your dad. I know how much you loved him and what a great influence he was in your life. He cared so much about making sure...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Susan francis

“I am so very sorry for you loss:Rodger Knutson Locomotive Engineer B.N.S.F. R.R. 518Seattle Washington ”
6 of 53 | Posted by: Rodger Knutson

“Our deepest condolences from the Hill Family, our Brotherhood is missing a brother, Our prayers and thoughts for family, friends, and co-workers...Read More »
7 of 53 | Posted by: Robert Hill

“Dear Zander, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I know how much you loved him through the stories you shared of the fun things you were doing...Read More »
8 of 53 | Posted by: Carla Melton

“My deepest condolences to Brother Joe Drewnoski , family ,friends and coworkers from Renzenberger, inc railcrew drivers of the BNSF railroad. God...Read More »
9 of 53 | Posted by: James Hill

“So sorry for your loss. Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless,Track Gang Gainesville,GaNorfolk Southern ”
10 of 53 | Posted by: Dustin Ingram

“As a fellow railroader, North Carolinian and father to young children, I am very saddened by this tragedy. My sincerest condolences to the Drewnoski...Read More »
11 of 53 | Posted by: M Skiba

“Ashley & the entire family, Rick andi never met Joe, but we know how happy you all were together. Our wish for you all is that you grow stronger...Read More »
12 of 53 | Posted by: Suzanne & Rick Stello

“My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family. Indeed, as my friend and sister Jen Wallis says, An Injury to One is an Injury to All. Tom...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: Tom Frederick

“keep u all in my prayers good friend ”
14 of 53 | Posted by: gary davis

“I am very saddened to hear of the loss of a fellow rail and union brother. My deepest sympathy to Joe's family, friends, and co-workers. Truly an...Read More »
15 of 53 | Posted by: Jen Wallis

“sorry for youre loss joe was good friend of my husband may god be youre family i will miss u my friend the giant ”
16 of 53 | Posted by: gary davis

“Please except my condolences at the passing of your son, father and family members. I didn't know Joe very well but what I did see was that he was a...Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Cathy Stills

“Joe you were a great friend to me during our school years. You will be missed. I pray that God comforts your family through this loss. ”
18 of 53 | Posted by: Amanda Norton Johnson

“Joe, you are missed so very much by all of your friends and family. You left this world way too early and we will never be able to understand why. ...Read More »
19 of 53 | Posted by: John,Amy,Walker&Will Patrick

“Praying that God wraps his arms around this family today, tomorrow and in the days to come, RIP JOE ”
20 of 53 | Posted by: Joanie Riddle

“I had the pleasure of knowing Michael, Joe, and sister Mary in the Upward Bound Program in the mid to late ninities! What a privilege it was to have...Read More »
21 of 53 | Posted by: Louise Robinson

“I am so sorry for your loss. My husband (Curtis) worked with Joe and spoke highly of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
22 of 53 | Posted by: Sandy Rollins

“Although we only met Joe a few times, he left a lasting impression as a wonderful family man, dedicated to his wife and children. Our sincere...Read More »
23 of 53 | Posted by: Jim and Georgia Janke

“My precious child, how you were loved. I'm going to miss Joey. I remember like yesterday when we once was a family, watching him grow from a little...Read More »
24 of 53 | Posted by: April Miller

“I am so saddened to hear about Joe. I went to school with him at Madison High and was friends with Mary throughout school. He was a great guy that...Read More »
25 of 53 | Posted by: Mandee Hollifield Walston

“I am so very sorry for your loss.sending prayers and love to the family. ”
26 of 53 | Posted by: Sally Shriner

“I went to school with joe. He always had a smile on his face. He was a husband, father, and friend to many. He is nowl an angel and will be watching...Read More »
27 of 53 | Posted by: crystal thomas

“I went to school with Joe for many years in Madison County. My heart and prayers go out to the family in this sad time. He was always a great guy,...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: Brenda(Banks) Robinson

“I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Joe's passing. He was such a wonderul, caring person that could put a smile on your face with a silly joke....Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: Rhonda Fuller

“am sorry for ur lost i went to school with joe my thoughts and prayers are for his family and friends ”
30 of 53 | Posted by: amy kinser

“I am sorry for your loss, my husband (Steven) and I both went to school with Joe. He was one of the funniest, and kindest people I have ever met. Our...Read More »
31 of 53 | Posted by: Shelly Brazil Proffitt

“I am so sorry for your loss I went to school with Joe, he was always smiling my thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
32 of 53 | Posted by: Tammy West Garrett

“Such a tragic loss! I remember Joey and Michael from high school. Praying for comfort for the family during this time. May you feel the peace...Read More »
33 of 53 | Posted by: Sunshine W

“I worked with Joe at Roses while we were in high school. He was always so sweet and fun to be around. I'm so sorry for your loss. He will be...Read More »
34 of 53 | Posted by: Leslie Pless Flynn

“I was a classmate of Michael. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. It is more sadness than any family should have to bear. You are...Read More »
35 of 53 | Posted by: Sarah W.

“Joe was one of the best guys I've ever had the pleasure if knowing. he never treated anyone any different than he wanted to be treated. I can't...Read More »
36 of 53 | Posted by: David Lawson

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times. I am so sorry for your loss. I was a high school classmate of Joe's, and he was a...Read More »
37 of 53 | Posted by: Jackson Blankenship

“I'm so sorry for you loss.. I went to school with Joe he was such a great guy and he always had a smile on his face. I will keep you all in my...Read More »
38 of 53 | Posted by: Kendall Rice Worley

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I went to school with Joe and remember him as someone who could always make...Read More »
39 of 53 | Posted by: Shelly Broglin Smith

“You are all in our prayers ”
40 of 53 | Posted by: Jack & Carol Brady from Grace

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Nothing but happy memories of Joey! Our prayers are with your entire family at this time. ”
41 of 53 | Posted by: Nancy Zupa and Delton Loveless

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I was Joe's Kindergarten teacher. He was always such a kind person and will be greatly missed....Read More »
42 of 53 | Posted by: Deborah Boone

“I am sorry for your loss, He will be greatly missed ”
43 of 53 | Posted by: robert pearre

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends... He will be missed greatly..I am glad I got to know him for a short time In UB along with...Read More »
44 of 53 | Posted by: Heather Tourtellotte Burchett

“We are all thinking of the family and hold you in our prayers. We will all forever miss Joe being in our everyday life, He was a wonderful person and...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: Bill Whitner

“im so sorry for your loss,praying for you all. ”
46 of 53 | Posted by: kathy lanning

“I am so sorry for your loss. We will lift you and your family in prayer. Kathye Shuman and the Shuman family ”
47 of 53 | Posted by: Shuman Family

“Prayers and love to your family. ”
48 of 53 | Posted by: Rev L Alan & Kami Mears

“Ashley, We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. Michelle & Derrick Lucie ”
49 of 53 | Posted by: Michelle Lucie

“To the family of Joey Drewnoski, there are never enough words to say how sorry we are about his passing. All our hearts are aching at this time. ...Read More »
50 of 53 | Posted by: The Shriner family

“I am sorry to learn of this tragic accident. As a brother railroader, I can appreciate the dangers inherent in railroad work. My condolences to the...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: Ron Kaminkow

“Please accept the thoughts and prayers of a fellow railroad worker. The loss of a brother grieves us allEd MichaelRailroad Workers UnitedSalem IL ”
52 of 53 | Posted by: Ed Michael

“Ashley and family,I am praying for you all at this time. May God give you comfort and hope in the coming days.Love,Joyce. ”
53 of 53 | Posted by: Joyce Brooks Russell


Waynesville, Joseph Mark Drewnoski, age 32, of Avery Patrick Lane, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013. Joe had lived in Haywood County for the past six years moving here from Madison County. Joe was the son of Michael Drewnoski, Jr. and Mary Johnson. He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Drewnoski, and paternal grandparents, Thelma and Michael Drewnoski, Sr. Joe was an assistant foreman for Norfolk Southern and had worked for the railroad company for the past eight years and was also a member of Grace Episcopal Church in the Mountains. He loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed sharing the Star Wars Trilogy, Boy Scouts, and volunteerism at The Open Door with his sons. Joe loved the outdoors, enjoyed going fishing and hunting, and was also an avid reader and Duke Basketball fan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of five years, Ashley Patrick Drewnoski; a daughter, Emily Anne Drewnoski; two sons, Tyler Mark and Alexander Michael Drewnoski and Tiffany Ramsey, the mother of Joe's boys; three sisters, Elizabeth and Michaela Drewnoski and Jessica Johnson; maternal grandparents, Harget D. and Marie Waters; mother and father in-law, Lynne and John Patrick, II; sister-in-law, Rebecca Janke and her husband, Jim; brother-in-law, John Patrick, III and his wife, Amy, and their sons, Walker and William Patrick. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church in the Mountains with The Reverend Arlene Lukas officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be John Patrick III, Mark Waters, Jim Janke, Max Messer, Paul Evans and Bobby Buchanan. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Open Door Soup Kitchen, 32 Commerce Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.

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