He was an outstanding athlete and honor student at Perth Amboy (N.J.) High School. At Princeton he played varsity basketball, belonged to Campus, and graduated with high honors in economics
Listing his future in the 1950 Nassau Herald as “museum work,” he embarked on a Ph.D. program in anthropology at Penn. Several years later he aborted the program as he realized his “ambitions had changed.”
In 1953 he joined the Navy. Completing OCS, he served as an intelligence officer until 1956. Leaving the service, he joined the Rand Corp. as a systems analyst. In 1967 he moved to Arthur D. Little as a management consultant, a job that took him to Brussels in 1971 as a director. In 1976 he became a marketing director for ITT, then subsequently worked in oil trading and refinery operations until retiring in 1991.
In 1990 “Pappy Joe,” as he was affectionately called, married Elaine Dandois. Elaine survives him as does Danya, his daughter by his first marriage; two stepchildren and their families; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.