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Adios a Joe Wells

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, May 07, 2022, 11:11 (16 days ago)

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Lupita and I were devastated to learn today of the sudden unexpected passing yesterday of our dear longtime friend Joe Wells of Casa Marina. We enjoyed many extremely good meals at his restaurant, and I enjoyed many mornings playing tennis with him and a small group of friends in Ixtapa over the years as well as a few games of poker and many atardeceres sitting on his porch with family and friends, slurping chelas and enjoying the beauty and good vibes of the place together. Que en paz descanses, mi muy estimado y queridísimo amigo.

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Adios a Joe Wells

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Saturday, May 07, 2022, 14:05 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
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Lupita and I were devastated to learn today of the sudden unexpected passing yesterday of our dear longtime friend Joe Wells of Casa/Cafe Marina. We enjoyed many extremely good meals at his restaurant, and I enjoyed many mornings playing tennis with him and a small group of friends in Ixtapa over the years as well as a few games of poker and many atardeceres sitting on his porch with family and friends, slurping chelas and enjoying the beauty and good vibes of the place together. Que en paz descanses, mi muy estimado y queridísimo amigo.

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This is almost too much to bear.
I stopped by Casa Marina almost every day last week to say hello.
He was never there and the waiters and waitresses just mentioned he was 'upstairs'- meaning above the restaurant, where I didn't even really know he lived with his family.
We shared many many stories of his days as a 'gangbanger' in Oakland, CA where I lived for many years.
I am rocked!
shocked!
And it makes almost everything else, even my little BS, pale in comparison.
I hope there is a 'tribute'.
I will belt out a Rolling Stones tune...

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Adios a Joe Wells

by Sandy feet @, Seattle, Saturday, May 07, 2022, 16:04 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Oh such sad news. Joe was an absolute sweetheart. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Joe.

Adios a Joe Wells

by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Saturday, May 07, 2022, 16:20 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Damn, Joe was a sweet, generous and truly funny man. 40 years ago on my first trip to Zihua I took my 16 year old son. Joe took him under his wing and made him feel welcome in the community. He even took him out to play poker with the boys. He will be hard and truly missed.

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Adios a Joe Wells

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, May 07, 2022, 22:27 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Friends of Joe are invited this Sunday at 5:00 PM at Café Marina to honor Joe's memory.

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Adios a Joe Wells

by timixtapa ⌂ @, Ixtapa, México, Sunday, May 08, 2022, 07:10 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Adios a Joe Wells

by Tere @, Sunday, May 08, 2022, 07:52 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

QEPD

Adios a Joe Wells

by Gregorio M. @, J, Sunday, May 08, 2022, 10:14 (15 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Shocked and saddened to hear this. Joe was an Icon. We enjoyed many great meals, cold beers and margaritas at Cafe Marina. His weekly meat loaf was in high demand. QEPD Joe.

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Adios a Joe Wells

by Ray @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico and Chicago, IL USA, Monday, May 09, 2022, 17:23 (14 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

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Lupita and I were devastated to learn today of the sudden unexpected passing yesterday of our dear longtime friend Joe Wells of Casa Marina. We enjoyed many extremely good meals at his restaurant, and I enjoyed many mornings playing tennis with him and a small group of friends in Ixtapa over the years as well as a few games of poker and many atardeceres sitting on his porch with family and friends, slurping chelas and enjoying the beauty and good vibes of the place together. Que en paz descanses, mi muy estimado y queridísimo amigo.

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Shocked and saddened by the sudden and unexpected death of Joe Wells. I met him 8 or 9 years ago when Casa Marina was still exchanging books to read. He was welcoming, gregarious and outspoken as he and I tackled the issues of the day. Earlier this year, in February, I stopped by to exchange a book and chat with Joe and was unable to do either. Unfortunately, I didn't return to Casa Marina on this trip and I'm upset with myself that I didn't get to see Joe one last time. Rest in peace, Joe Wells.

Adios a Joe Wells

by CHWine, Saturday, May 14, 2022, 19:22 (9 days ago) @ Ray

We went to Cafe Marina many times over our 30+ years of January visits. MANY years ago we were walking by Joe's place and he was having a bad day. He was yelling at staff and patrons. I dubbed the place the 'Angry Man Restaurant' from that one silly episode. Its so refreshing to hear of what a wonderful person Joe truly was. We send our prayers and blessing to all family members.