Josef Welenofsky school custodian

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To students at two Sachem school district buildings where he worked as a custodian for 26 years, Josef Welenofsky was always the beloved "Mr. Joe." And to the members of the Holtsville Fire Department where he ... Full Story
NICOLE ODIETUS

Shirley, NY

#1 Feb 3, 2007
I WAS A STUDENT ANT WAVERLY AVENUE ELEMENTARY WHEN I WAS A CHILD... IM NOW 23 WITH A CHILD OF MY OWN. MR.JOE WAS THE KINDEST, SWEETEST MAN IT THE WORLD. I REMEMBER ONE DAY... THIS KID HAD NO MONEY AND FORGOT HIS LUNCH AT HOME, MR. JOE SAW HIM SITTING THERE NOT EATING BUT TALKING TO THE OTHER KIDS AND HE WENT OVER TO HIM AND GAVE HIM 5 DOLLARS TO BUY LUNCH. HE USED TO BRING IN ALL KINDS OF GOODIES FOR US EVERY FRIDAY AND AROUND HOLIDAYS HE WAS EXTRA GENEROUS. THE DEATH OF MR. JOE REALLY SHOCKED ME. HE LIVES ABOUT 2 MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE AND I USED TO SEE HIM DRIVING HIS BIG GRAY PICKUP TRUCK EVERYWHERE. I THINK HES HAD THAT TRUCK FOREVER. HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED NOT ONLY BY ME BUT THE ENTIRE SACHEM COMMUNITY! THIS IS IN LOVING MEMORY TO MR. JOE. SLEEP PEACEFULLY!
Sharon

Huntington, NY

#2 Feb 5, 2007
My kids were very fond of Mr. Joe and said he will be deeply missed in the Sachem District. They said he was always very pleasant and kind. Rest in peace.
Samantha

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#3 Feb 13, 2007
im a student at Sequoya middle school. i was shocked when i found out about Mr. Joe's passing. He was the man who could cheer you up right after you got a bad grade in math. he not only went out of his way to make sure the school was clean, but also went out of his way to make sure the students and the teachers were always happy. i hope he rests in pease.
Dogwood

Oceanside, NY

#4 Feb 13, 2007
Sorry, my kinder teacher, Mrs. Scully, kicks azz since 1962!!
Doug Eberle

Spotswood, NJ

#5 Feb 19, 2007
He would understand this tribute:

Hey Joe!
Whaddaya know?
How does your garden grow?
How's your girlfriend Flo?

"Frost-bitten"

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