Joe was part of this painting, he was so happy and proud that night.
We lost another part of Grove history last week. This time it's a person. Joe Ellison, "Cool Joe," "Old Joe," passed away on Friday. He had been in Villa Maria Hospice for a short while after spending time in Mercy Hospital, he passed from cancer at age 68.
Joe was a fixture in the Grove, he ran errands for everyone and was a big part of all our events. He loved to dance, that was his favorite thing. He knew everyone and always said, "hello" when he walked by.
Erin Compton of The Last Carrot and Danny Lovett of Revolution Bicycle Shop were with him in his last days. They visited him and Erin was instrumental in having Joe moved to Villa Maria from Mercy Hospital.
Noel Garcia has a big stack of mail at New Age Piercing, where all of Joe's mail was sent. Noel was Joe's own personal mail drop.
No word yet on services.
If there was live music around, Joe was there "playing his cane" as his air guitar.