Joseph Weathers Hyslop

October 11, 1977July 18, 2018
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Joseph Weather Hyslop born October 11, 1977 passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2018. Joe was an architect and architects see possibilities. He was a visionary and not just with buildings; he was an architect of the heart. He saw the gaps between people and built something special in that bare space. He took moments of silence and built them with bright conversation and laughter. What he built with his family and friends will endure. His short life on earth was so impactful and meaningful to all who he touched.

He will be missed by his parents Marsha and Bill Hyslop, and Siblings, Cal Hyslop, wife Suyoung and daughter Blue, his sister Michelle Strauss and husband Robert and sons Aidan, Owen and Andrew, his brother Ryan Hughes and wife Celeste and children, Sawyer and Avery, and his youngest brother Jake Hyslop. He was the proud Godfather of Amelia Wetmore Barret.

Services for Joseph will be Saturday, July 28, 2018 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 3471 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Texas, 77027 at 1:30 PM. A reception will be held at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to:

May you rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and your Mother, Celia Blue Hyslop. Our lives have been forever blessed because of you sweet Joe.


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Elizabeth Fulghum

August 12, 2018

Joseph held a special place to all of us on Swarthmore Street. His parents lived on the corner, and I first met him when he was starting a handyman and painting business and came by my door. His name quickly spread to all of our neighbors. He was such a wonderful, personable and warm person. I think he painted every room in my house at one point or another. One time my toddler son, Ryan, was bit by a random dog on the street ( a minor bite), while Joseph was here doing work for us. I was so upset, Joseph sat with my crying son, as I chased down the dog and owner to find out if it had it's rabies shots. It was such a minor thing, but he was there to console, step up and help. He also, always spoke so affecitonately of his younger brother Jake, whom he adored. Years later, Jake ended up being my son's counselor at Camp Longhorn one summer! I know I speak for all of us here on Swarthmore Street when I say he will be missed and we all hold such fond memories of him. Extending love and condolences to his entire family.

Love and Prayers,
The Fulghum Family (Elizabeth, Roger, Caroline & Ryan)

Micah Jacobson

July 28, 2018

Joe Hyslop was one of my closest friends during my time in architecture school. He was a great guy and one of the hardest workers you could ever meet. I’ll always remember his goofiness and how well he treated my daughter whenever I had her with me in studio. Although we didn’t keep in touch very well since graduation, I will miss his sincere friendship and amazing personality.

Lorena Bravo

July 28, 2018

Beautiful service today remembering Joseph and celebraring his life.
Joseph will be missed by everyone. He and I met at WHR; he would stop by my desk most mornings wearing the most beautiful smile to say, “hola, Lorenita!” (A nickname he had for me) with his cup of joe in one hand, something he needed to get him through the day. An unforgettable guy... I will miss him and cherish the memories he and I shared.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I pray for strength and peace for you all during these difficult times.

Here is a photo I’d like to share of Joseph. It’s when he and I met up one afternoon at Starbucks, I had found this cat in my apartment complex and Joseph called dibs on him. ( that day we thought it was a female cat until he took her to the SPCA weeks to follow to find out that the entire time he had a male cat.)

Adam Nguyen

July 28, 2018

I met Joe back in grad school at UH. He was the oldest member of the class and I the youngest by a decade, but we always got along really well. Joe was a great guy, full of knowledge. He was always one of my go to guys when I had structural questions in class. After graduation, Joe helped me land my first job in Architecture. I am so grateful to have known him. Joe was kind, smart, and generous. He will be missed by not only myself but our whole class. Attached is a class photo from our graduate design build studio in school.

My condolences to all the family,
Adam Nguyen

Scott Sweeney

July 27, 2018

Joe was one of the best. He was talented in so many ways. I will miss him forever. I took this picture of him hitchhiking in Europe in 1997. I had so much fun with him.

Sincerely yours,

Lori Foux

July 25, 2018

Joseph was a very dear friend to me. We met at an architectural firm and were on the same team for several years. Of course his charisma was an instant magnet to everyone he met there. We instantly hit it off & became friends. He had a soul so deep it was an honor to have him open up and be completely vulnerable. I was fortunate enough to know some of Joseph‘s deepest secrets and he knew mine and I completely trusted him and he held that trust all the years I’ve known him as I have done for him. He was a brilliant, talented, amazing and beautiful man who dearly loved his family and friends. He was such a gentleman to me even though we stayed friends throughout the years I knew him. He wouldn’t let me cross or walk downtown unless he was on the side of oncoming traffic to protect me. He wasn’t reaching his full potential at the firm we were at and when he left I was just a few weeks behind him. He gave me the courage to take a chance as well and I did.

I have many regrets that we did not stay in touch as we planned. Life & work get busy & time slips away. He would come by and visit and we would talk on my patio for hours and I feel totally heartbroken I will not see my friend again. He was someone admired by many and when he left our firm he FLEW! He was a new man. He was happy & found joy again in his work. This picture was one of the last we shared with his family and friends. I always told Joseph his eyes sparkled like they had glitter in them and most agreed. His smile just lit up the room.

Joseph, I hope you can hear my thoughts as I type this message. I will love you, my friend, forever and you will always hold a special place in my heart. They say you have just crossed over to the other side and I hope when I am old and gray I will see you again. Until then my dear.......
Lori Foux

Jack Buckley

July 25, 2018

Bill, Sally joins me is extending our deepest sympathy to you and Marsha with the loss of your son. You are in our prayers.

Neda Mijatovic

July 25, 2018

It was a while ago back in Europe...
Joe decided to visit one of his best friends in Switzerland-Neuchâtel. I was kindly asked to help and wait for his arrival at the train station. And there he was, a model cowboy with his hat and boots on and immediately my eyes sparkled. I deeply cherish every moment spending with Joe. He was such a positive, kind and a heart giver gentleman.
My condolences to all the family.
Neda (from Slovenia).

Michael Frey

July 24, 2018

To all of Joe's Family,

Sharon and I would like to offer our heartfelt and sincere condolences to all of Joe's family and especially to our dear friends Bill, Marsha, Cal, Jake, Ryan and Michele.
Joe was always kind and respectful to Sharon and I. He always had a great smile and would do anything for us. He was especially helpful to our son Jeremy and befriended him during his struggles.

Joe had a wonderful imagination and his creative talents are still evident in our home and we will cherish his work everyday.

Please know that we are here for all of you during this difficult time and will provide any support that you need as we all grieve his untimely passing. For now, we look forward to celebrating his life and the joy and happiness he brought to us all.

Michael Frey and Sharon Moon

Gary Miertschin

July 21, 2018


We shared a lot over the last 9 years. We had a lot of conversations and a lot of laughs and a lot of pain. In the weeks before you left us we were doing some pretty cool things. I'm sorry we won't see them through together, but I really appreciate your friendship.

You were one of the most talented guys I ever knew. You were a story teller, an artist, a dreamer, a builder. I regret that the world will never get to see all the wonderful potential you had and enjoy all the innovation and beauty you had yet to create. But I am so grateful for that which you did share with us, from the jokes and stories to the handyman jobs to houses you helped design and build.

We will miss you so much buddy.