Finally Reunited

As you might be aware, on December 14, 2020, Joe went to be with the Lord. So many of you have asked about what happened and how you can help. We certainly appreciate your love through this difficult time!

Joe suffered a stroke on December 9, 2020 and lost his battle a few days later. This was unexpected to all of us. Though dad sure loved his peanut butter, he was generally healthy and none of us anticipated such a tragedy.

All hope is not lost, though. We, Joe’s family, are comforted by your prayers, words of encouragement, and, most of all, the knowledge that he is finally reunited with his wife, our mom, Karen. While we wait to be reunited with them, we will work hard to preserve his legacy and continue what he so diligently began.

You can read the details of his obituary here. Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions and the reach our dad had, we have chosen not to do a memorial at this time. Instead, we will be celebrating his life by carrying on his legacy through is blog and books. A memorial fund has also been set up in his name to help us cover final costs.

We hope you will continue to read Wisdom From a Father, which we have aptly nick-named Wisdom 2.5.  Each one of us five kids have learned a great deal growing up under Joe’s tutelage and it is our desire to continue to share, just like he would want us to. You can keep track of us here, of course, but you can also find us on Facebook and Instagram. We look forward to connecting with you all.

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7 Responses to Finally Reunited

  1. So many heroes fallen,
    so many saints are gone
    to God’s eternal calling,
    but the work must still go on
    to reach the lost who listen
    with once-bright fading hope
    whose tears are still a-glisten
    with darkling forlorn hope.
    So let us lift the shining lamp
    of giants passed away
    to light the road unto this camp
    where the bereft may stay
    to hear the truth we pass along
    from the mighty, from the strong.

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    • Well, I’m an idiot. I hit ‘post’ too soon, while the comment was still a work-in-progress, as you can see from the second, rather lame, quatrain.

      Here’s what it should have been:

      So many heroes fallen,
      so many saints are gone
      to God’s eternal calling,
      but the work must still go on
      to reach the lost who listen
      with once-bright fading hope
      whose tears are still a-glisten,
      hands burn on slipping, fraying rope.
      So let us lift the shining lamp
      of giants passed away
      to light the road unto this camp
      where the bereft may stay
      to hear the truth we pass along
      from the mighty, from the strong.

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  2. Pure Glory says:

    May the God of all comfort give you comfort as you deal with his sudden transition to heaven. Celebrating his life and his legacy. May God’s peace guard all five of his kids hearts and minds as you dwell on the Lord welcoming your dad home.

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  3. blount1950 says:

    On behalf of the Maine Fellowship of Christian Writer’s group, we are shocked by this news. Your father was a great asset to our meetings and he spoke so fondly of his family. God is near. May you sense His comfort in very special ways. We will miss him, too. Susan Blount

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  4. DeniseBalog says:

    Sorry for the loss of your Dad 🙏 Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

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  5. Fredonna Ladd says:

    Dear Siccardi Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss and yet happy for Joe’s reunion with your mom—he missed her so much.
    His love for his family was deep and strong and evident in the ways he spoke of each of you.
    We all will miss Joe’s warm smile and quiet wisdom.
    Praying God’s peace and comfort upon you all,
    Freddi Ladd
    Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers

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  6. Pingback: An Update From The Siccardi Family In Memoriam of Joe Siccardi. A Father, Grandfather, & Great-great-grandfather. Joseph Siccardi Sr. Memorial Fund. | Cat Lyon's Reading and Writing Den

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