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RIP SF Joe

by Robin Garr » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:16 pm

This is very sad news for long-time WLDGers: It's being reported on Facebook (by WLDG emeritus Brad Kane) that Joe "SF Joe" Doughtery died suddenly. This is very sad. Joe was a great wine geek and a beautiful human being, one of the long-term forumites who, to the best of my memory, was never involved in a flame war, never mean.

May he be enjoying beautiful wines and great food beyond the stars. Condolences to his family and friends.

Brad's Facebook thread:
https://www.facebook.com/bradley.kane/p ... 3283591873
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Hoke » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:22 pm

Sad to hear because SFJoe was a man in the prime of his life, and especially good at enjoying that prime in every way he thought meaningful.

Curious to mourn a man you have never physically met, but so many of my cherished friends have met him and think so highly of him, and I got to know him from his many posts on the various wine boards and from what people like Coad have said about him, that I felt I did know him, at least from a close distance.

I mourn for him (but I'm not praying for him) and I grieve for all those who knew him intimately and will miss his presence terribly.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Lou Kessler » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:33 pm

I'm proud to have called him friend, a good person, a man for all seasons. Bettylu and I are really saddened. I feel more than I can say. :(
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Jeff Grossman/NYC » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:52 pm

Terrible beyond words.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Rahsaan » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:55 pm

Great guy.

Terrible news.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Mark Lipton » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:04 am

I am still too much in shock and grief to say much that's coherent. I've lost a friend, a colleague, a mentor and a confidant. What others have said is so true, a less mean spirit would be hard to find. I will always recall him with a glass of wine in his hand, a smile on his face and great food somewhere nearby.

RIP
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Tim York » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:20 am

Sad news indeed. I feel that I know the regulars on this board better than many people I meet every day.

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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:25 am

Very sad, always enjoyed his posts.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Tom Troiano » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:41 am

Sad news. My sympathy and best wishes to his family.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Mark S » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:33 am

O my gosh, I'm so sad to hear this. I never met the man, but he impressed me and I hoped one day that I might have.
Condolences to his family and those who knew him in the flesh.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by JC (NC) » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:10 am

I remember his posts from years ago. I'm sorry that he is no longer on this earth.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Redwinger » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:13 am

That sucks.
Never met Joe, but he always seemed a gentle man.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Salil » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:13 pm

This is awful news. He was such a generous and warm guy to drink with, so knowledgeable and yet always very down-to-earth and relaxed. I hope he's at peace, wherever he is.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Dale Williams » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:56 pm

I'm shocked- very sad news. I only met him maybe a half-dozen times, but he was always so generous and genial. In person and online he was so knowledgeable yet not patronizing nor excessively pedantic. My sympathies to those close to him.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by David M. Bueker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:42 pm

Never met the man, but always enjoyed reading his notes and stories, especially his Loire trip notes.

RIP SF Joe.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Paul Winalski » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:46 pm

What Dave Bueker said. I never met the man, but I enjoyed reading his posts.

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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Jenise » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:53 pm

Oh dear; how sad. :cry:
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Sam Platt » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:53 am

I always enjoyed SFJoe's posts. RIP.
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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Bruce K » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:59 am

I never met him either, but enjoyed reading his posts. He seemed to have an encyclopedic knowledge of all things wine (especially the Loire) and also seemed like a good soul. Very sad. My deepest condolences to all his friends and family.
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In Memoriam

by Mark Lipton » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:27 pm

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Re: RIP SF Joe

by Dale Williams » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:30 pm

thanks Mark for the links, thought both well done.

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