The Worst Kind of News

Many of you throughout the years have had the pleasure in meeting my good friend, Melanie. For those of you who know her I wanted to pass this information on. I received a phone call yesterday from a friend that Melanie's husband passed away. He suffered a sudden and unexpected heart attack in the arms of his wife. When I know more about the Tucson services I will pass that information on.

Below is the obituary posted in the Pueblo, Colorado newspaper:

Joe F. Titone, 34, passed away suddenly on Dec. 26, 2008. He had a wonderful Christmas with his family, mother, sister and nieces. Survived by wife, Melanie, 31; daughter, Savanna, 5; son, Cade, 3; mother, Pam; and sister, Tracey of Arizona; father, Pete; stepmother, Robbin; and sister, Bre of Oregon; and brother, Chris of New Mexico. He leaves behind many friends and family members throughout Arizona, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado. His seven-year career with State Farm brought him to Pueblo for one day short of a year. He loved Pueblo and the people who came into his life in that short time. He touched so many lives so deeply in his short time on earth. He was loved always and will be loved forever. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight, reception to follow. Funeral service will be held in his hometown, Tucson, Ariz., over the new year. We will celebrate his life. Arrangements pending. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.