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Old 04-15-2009, 11:20 AM
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Sad news to share regarding a Forum member

It's with regret that I share the following information with all of you.

Joe Wojtan, a member who in previous years had participated in the saltwater tying section of this site, passed away on Easter Sunday. He was 85.

Many of you may remember his enthusiasm for tying and sharing here. I came to know him a little bit personally this past year when I began to work a few hours a week at North Cove Outfitters in Old Saybrook, CT. The guys in the fly section always referred to a certain customer as "drive-up Joe"....the meaning of this nickname eluded me for some time until I realized that it was in fact Joe Wojtan. He had been confined to a wheelchair for several years, and instead of coming into the store, the staff would bring materials out for him to inspect. We eventually joked that we should create a drive-up window for him, complete with speaker like at the fast food joints.

His enthusiasm was wonderful in person, and although I only had the opportunity to interact with him a few times, he will be missed.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:10 PM
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I am sorry to hear that and know that he was in a nursing home...he loved tying and spent his time in his wheelchair doing a ton of tying and submitting stuff on this forum and several others..he had a lot of friends on and off line.
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