Joe Nori
Joe Nori

 Joe Nori, 11/7/59 – 7/27/08

“I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 
 “Where, O death, is your victory?
      Where, O death, is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  –1 Cor 15:50-57

Just in case you didn’t know, Joe made his trip home last Sunday.  We’ll be having a memorial service for him at the Eastgate building this Friday @ 7 pm, and everyone is invited.  We’ll also be streaming the service on the internet for Joe’s family to join in (so please pray that the technological stuff doesn’t let us down).

Dale reminded me that Joe’s parting word was always “peace”.  We don’t grieve as the world does because we have the Hope that Joe now knows a peace we can only dream of.

“See you later Joe.”


*The above photo of Joe was taken from Dustin’s blog, Livesalty.com.  Thanks Dustin.


16 thoughts on ““Peace”

  1. Thanks for this Rob. Joe will be missed by many, and rightly so. I hated to see what he went through. Cancer is such a terrible thing. But despite it all, he stayed strong and he knew where he was going. I am sure that gave him “Peace”. I love that you pointed that out. For that was truly Joe.

    Peace Joe. I look forward to seeing you again my friend.

  2. On behalf of Joe’s daughter Janet, I thank the Eastgate family for their love and prayers for Joe. It is greatly appreciated.

  3. Joe will be missed Greatly. I feel Honored to know such a sweet person.
    When joe came in our office he always had a sweet smile on his face. Joe never gave up, He fought a long hard battle,and was very brave.
    Thanks, to Dale for all the care, friendship, and brotherhood he showed and gave to Joe.

    Joe, This is not good bye, It’s until we meet again.
    Christi/Dr. Malamud’s Office

  4. Joe,
    The Remembering

    I am richer
    for having known you.
    The world called memory is
    by your presence.
    Oh, some will say
    you are gone
    but i know—
    that you, my friend,
    are as close as ever.
    When near your death a friend
    asked you what he could do,
    “Remember me,”you said.

    We will remember you.

    Love you always, my friend,

  5. Uncle Joey,
    I am very sad by the thought of you not being here. I always thought one day we would accidentally find each other. Because of family differences we were not allowed to be family. I miss the thought of missing you. We will meet again. Since I found out about you, i see you in my dreams. You will always be my uncle.

    Love your niece,

  6. Remembering you…

    Thankfully, i am certain that
    Our conversation
    Will be resumed in Eternity’s Day
    With the simple words,
    “Now where we?”
    About this, i have no doubt.

  7. We love you and miss you Joe. Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts.

  8. My dear Joey,

    When were all together last week to celebrate all of us “March” babies 🙂 ,I could feel your presence.

    In God’s eyes we will always be husband and wife and I know one day I will see you again.

  9. On a whim I decided to look up a dear old friend. I found this–what a shock it was to me. I’m saddened greatly to see this. Peace to you Joe–your family is in my thoughts. I thought about you over the years and still do.


  10. Dear Joey,

    It’s Easter Sunday and I’ve been in touch with everyone. You are always in our hearts. It’s on this day especially that I am reminded, I will see you again.

  11. Remember me in quiet days
    while raindrops whisper on your pane.
    But in your memories have no grief,
    Let just the joy we knew remain.

    Remember me when evening stars
    look down on you with steadfast eyes.
    Remember me if once you wake
    to catch a glimpse of red sunrise.

    And when your thoughts do turn to me,
    know that i would not have you cry.
    But live and love and laugh for me,
    when you are happy, so am i.

    Remember an old joke we shared,
    Remember me when spring walks by.
    Think of me and don’t be sad,
    in HIM i live, i did not die.

  12. Uncle Joey,
    I miss you a lot. Today Christina was playing softball and she was pitching I was watching her.I was thinking a lot about you how you loved to play like she does.You would be so proud of your godson.He is doing so well with his job.He misses you a lot he want a tattoo of you on his arm.We miss you so much.We love you uncle joey.keep smile down on us. love always (little) Helen

  13. You are on my mind and in my heart every day. I hear a song, a motorcyle, I am drive some place, the Tennis bracelet on my wrist and thoughts of you are there.
    So many memories of all our years together.

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