13 February, 1935 – 7 December, 2019
In loving memory of Joseph R. Botta of Forest Hills, NY, devoted husband of over sixty years to Joan; caring father of Jeanine and Christian; loving brother of Betty, Johnny, Richard and Ralph; and son to Madeline and John. His smile and sense of humor never left him even while he courageously fought through the long illness that claimed him. He passed away in his sleep on December 7th, 2019 at the age of eighty-four. Joe grew up in Brooklyn in a large, close-knit family that followed the Brooklyn Dodgers. He dreamed of becoming a writer and graduated with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. He had a successful career as a journalist with Shell Aviation News and later wrote numerous timely and relevant articles as medical editor at Consumer Reports Magazine. He made many lifelong friends during his time at both jobs and was loved and admired by many others who he came in contact with. He was also a talented photographer, played trad jazz in his youth, was fond of animals and cultivated a lovely garden in his later years. He will be greatly missed.
- Joseph Botta Saturday, 14 December , 2019
- Joseph Botta Sunday, 15 December , 2019
- Joseph Botta Monday, 16 December , 2019