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Mar 9, 2012 10:42 AM


If I am wrong, I greatly apologize.

Something deep in my memory bank is telling me that I would like to offer my sincerest condolonces to you and your family.

Again, if my memory is incorrect I apolgize.



Edit - I did a little further research and I do believe I am correct. Very very sorry Lemons.

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  1. Thank you ever so much, FOD This is about the last place I expected to see anything about it, but your graciousness is much appreciated.

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    1. re: lemons

      I too, thought immediately of you, lemons. Both of you have so greatly enriched the lives of St. Louis 'hounds over the years, he will not be forgotten.

      1. re: lemons

        oh, despite the blase, casual nature of this medium please accept my deepest sympathies.

        I remember when Joe was THE critic in town, covering all the bases (way before the RFT or anybody else came along). it was always a kick and a validation to see him at a play or restaurant.

        I am confident you have plenty of real-life friends and family to provide true support, but it's nice to be able to offer something small even if in this context.

      2. I am so, so sorry for your loss. For years I read Joe's restaurant column every time it appeared in the P-D, of which I am a lifelong reader. I offer my sincere condolences.

        1. I grew up reading your husband's column and was always a fan. I'm sorry for your loss.

          1. I would like to add my sympathies to the others.

            He was an asset to STL

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            1. re: rich in stl

              I'd like to add my sympathies as well on your loss. A life well lived!

            2. Again, my thanks to your gentle good wishes and consolations. I tell myself that we didn't have to go through a long downhill spiral of an illness, and certainly that he lived a good, good life. My family is starting to gather - and his family is my family; they have taken me in from the start, and my kids from a previous marriage - and all of us grieving hard but also laughing a great deal with the stories from the past. My stepson-in-law, perhaps the only taciturn member of this high-verbal clan, posted on Facebook:

              Father-in-law died yesterday. Good man.

              And I liked that a lot. The memorial service will be on the Mainstage at the Rep on Saturday at 11.

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              1. re: lemons

                End of an era--those of us who followed him will shed our tears while smiling for the many years of cultural enrichment he brought to St. Louis. Those of us on this board are grateful for your part in continuing his legacy (not to mention contributing an estimable legacy of your own). Thanks.

                1. re: alan

                  I grew up in St. Louis and most of my family is still there, so I get into town often. Joe's reviews were part of my young adulthood, and now that I am in SoCal, I have visited "St. Louis Eats" since close to its inception. Thanks to Joe, sincere regrets to you, Lemons. Hope we will continue to see you on here.