This is my father, Joe Sabatine, doing what he loves best – preparing to fish!
First diagnosed 20 years ago. WLE on back, no further treatments suggested. January 2001 diagnosed Stage IV with met to adrenal gland, which was removed. June 2001 mets to both lungs and bone. January 2002 diagnosed with multiple micromets to brain. Passed into eternal life on Thursday, February 7th, 2002.He was 58 years old.
Joe was a loving husband to his wife Sharon for 38 years. He was loved by many, but especially by his children and grandchildren.He returned this love threefold. His laughter was distinct and would bring a smile to everyone’s face. He was the type of man who would do anything for anyone, and often did. Even in his darkest days he did not hesitate to talk with others about their cancer, and give encouragement. He had such a passion for living life to the fullest, and was quite the outdoorsman. He loved to fish, duck hunt, deer hunt, sail, camp, snowmobile, and even raced motorcross when he was younger.
My father will be missed so very much by so many people, but we all know he is in a much better place and no longer suffering. His body may be gone, but his spirit will live on in all who knew and loved him.