Born in Glens Falls, N.Y., he grew up there and in Waterville, Maine, where he prepped at Coburn Classical Institute. At Princeton, he majored in chemical engineering and belonged to Cloister Inn. He was active in football, and was team manager, as well as the Whig-Clio Society, the Princeton Engineer, and freelance photography. He did graduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was constantly seeking new knowledge: a professional student to those who knew him best.
Joe engaged in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures, most involving technical or engineering processes. These allowed him to travel around the world. He was a voracious reader, an avid writer, and a connoisseur of early black-and-white films. He also enjoyed cycling and photography.
He lived in the Washington, D.C., area for many years and was living in Portland, Maine, when he died. The class extends its condolences to his brother, Bill; his sister, Connie; and his other relatives and friends.