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Joe Lavigne

Started by Brisley, 01/26/2008 07:49PM
Posted 01/26/2008 07:49PM Opening Post
It appears that Joe Lavigne (coastastro) of Townsend, MT (Formerly from Fort Myers/Naples, FL) died 12-13-2007. He was 44. Carol Stewart notified me earlier this month that she hadn't heard from him and she just found notice of his death on the web. No information was given about his death. I worked with Joe for many years at the Calusa Nature Center Planetarium. He will be missed. If anyone knows any further details or has contact with his family, please notify Carol or me.

Brian Risley
Posted 01/27/2008 06:31AM #1
This is sad news... he was quite young.
Thank you for letting us know, Brian.

Joe, rest in peace, my friend.

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Posted 01/27/2008 12:13PM #2
Carol learned some more from Joe's brother.
Joe died of heart and lung failure-complications from pneumonia and sleep apnea. Apparently he hadn't been well for quite some time.
Joe was cremated and his ashes will be scattered at Stellafane in May, the plans are not yet finalized.
Brian