Joe stood up to bullies

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Joe was a good guy with good morals, even as a young man. He kept me from getting a couple of beatings from bullies when we were just teenagers. He was a popular guy in high school, which made him even bigger in my eyes because he chose to stand up to bullies on my behalf even though he didn't have to. In short, he was a stand up guy even when no one was looking. I just want to make sure his family knew that about him.

Don Ahlers, East Islip