Joseph Jay Mehos

April 24, 1963April 17, 2021
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Mr. Joseph Jay Mehos, age 57, of Smyrna, passed away April 17, 2021.

He is survived by a daughter, Lauren Mehos; partner of 5 years, Carolyn Wohl; parents, Constance and Costas Mehos, Jr.; brothers, Mike and his wife, Janice and their daughter, Tatiana; Chris Mehos and his partner, Kathryn Watson; sister, Lisa Mehos; aunt and uncle, Gloria and Bill Prince; uncle, Arthur Nichols.

Memorial Services were held Sunday April 25 at 2 PM at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery with Deacon Frank Devereux officiating.

Memorial services are being planned in New Jersey and the family will post an announcement on this site.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Sunday, April 25, 2021


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matt d

April 28, 2021

Bill Schneider

April 28, 2021

My sincere condolences to Joe's entire family and his many friends. I'm thankful to share some thoughts on the many ways Joe enriched my life.
We became friends in jr. high school & I soon saw Joe was part of a 6 member crew at 102 with a spirit, humor & jargon that was completely new to me. The Mehos Family was incredibly welcoming & energetic.
Hanging together, I realized Joe had several groups of friends. The home vibe segued well as his easy-going persona moved in these social circles. He was already sophisticated beyond his age.
Always just a step ahead. An early passion we had was magic. We'd spend hours in the local magic shop. Before you know it Joe's performing stage shows while I'm not even qualified to be his assistant.
Many new experiences to come: 8th grade. I'm lying on his bedroom floor (great spot at 102) & look over as Joe clicks on a new device: Kid goes from 13 to 33 as he barks CB lingo with truckers out on the NJ Turnpike!
He introduces me to The Asbury Jukes and Who's Your Daddy, two invaluable guideposts to adulthood and in to middle age.
When we make it (to adulthood) Joe's culinary prowess pays off as he tutors me on the nuances of a fine restaurant menu, key to wooing certain other adults on dates!
We start our careers at the same NYC ad agency & I'm still taking cues from Joe. We meet in the building lobby for the usual trek to lunch at Bryant Park. It's 10/19/87 & I'm oblivious as Joe's financial savvy kicks in warning the stock market's in a historic crash. With barely any funds in our bank accounts he charts us a path to ride out the crisis while throwing sandwich bread to the pigeons.
So little space here. One last thing. I crashed on that bedroom floor on Thanksgiving night in 8th grade, telling Joe I was too tired to walk home. Truth is there was bad arguing going on at my family's house that nite. Joe sensed something wrong & welcomed me at a dark, scary moment. So thank you my brother. I love you.

Family Friend

April 27, 2021


April 26, 2021

My deepest condolences to all of Joe's family, friends and loved ones. I know there are many. My heart aches for your loss and I grieve with you.
Sometimes, a wonderful person will come into your life exactly when you need them. That person for me, was Joe. He put life into my life.
A kind heart, a bright big smile, a wonderful personality , a friend to all and a Love for Bruce Springsteen! I didn't want to like Bruce ( I went reluctantly, even trying to scalp my ticket on the way in) but you made me! I guess we can add determination to that list of great qualities. I will smile when I hear Billy Joel, tear up when I hear Journey, dance when I hear Bruce and raise a fin when I hear Jimmy Buffett.
I will pay your kindness forward, every single change I get, to honor the great man I knew. I will carry you in my heart forever.
Mr & Mrs Mehos, you raised a phenomenal man and I am so, so sorry for your loss.
I will keep you all in my prayers.

Matt D

April 25, 2021

I was lucky enough to know Joe since 1st grade. Where would any of our HS memories be without Joe and his Green Nova. A lot poorer. I remember countless nights riding around with Joe and OD, Bill, Griff, all of us just enjoying each other's company. (& having Bruce live at the Capital bootleg blasting in the background didn't hurt any.) Joe took me to my first Bruce concert as OD mentioned in his earlier post. Joe also turned me (and OD and Bill) onto one of my favorite bands of all time Who's Your Daddy. And not just because his brother Chris played drums. We turned into Daddy groupies catching all their shows at The Beat'n Path and Elysian Cafe in Hoboken. Thanks Joe for all those great times..and Joe buddy thanks for the fun we had going to see Warren Zevon at the Capital and Mick Taylor at the Bottom Line, Steve Earle in Central Park and all those Steve Forbert shows and all those weekends at your Aunt's shore house, and all those movies we would go see together. And the night you and Griff kicked me out of Griff's mom's Caddy in front of my house. I can still hear you guys laughing all the way up Daniel Ave! To Mr and Mrs Mehos, Mike, Chris, Lisa, his wife and daughter on behalf of me and all his friends let me offer you our condolences to one of the great ones: your son, your brother, your husband, your dad..Joe Mehos the likes we will never see again. Although I tried my best Bruce said it far better than I could.

When they built you, brother, they turned dust into gold
When they built you, brother, they broke the mold
They say you can't take it with you, but I think that they're wrong
'Cause all I know is I woke up this morning, and something big was gone Gone into that dark ether where you're still young and hard and cold Just like when they built you, brother, they broke the mold
Now your death is upon us and we'll return your ashes to the earth
But love is a power greater than death
When they built you brother.. they broke the mold..

Patrick O'Donoghue

April 25, 2021

Devastating loss of a great friend who I’ve known since 2nd grade; who I went to my first Springsteen show with (along with Matt D. and Bill Schneider - MSG, 1980), and who I actually lived with for a short while. Joe had such a passion for music and he was hilariously - and uniquely - funny. So many laughs, so many great memories in Rutherford, Hoboken, NYC, and even Austin, TX. And I can’t leave out his love of the food court at Paramus Park back in the day, or the joy he got from his perhaps favorite band (of many), Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes.

If something was going on and Joe was there, the night was going to be just a little bit better. And no one jumped onto a conga line, or could sashay across a dance floor, quite like Joe.

He lived his life with great joy and in doing so brought joy to so many others.

I will truly miss you, brother.

Dennis Van Dyk

April 25, 2021

Could not believe when I received phone call about Joe passing away,such a shock,Joe Thanks for all the memories we’ve shared over the years,we will not forget you,your calming ways,always smiling,God Bless you my friend,till we meet again,Rest easy we will always remember you.

Friend of Joe's

April 25, 2021

Joe was a kind man who was a wonderful coworker for many years. My condolences to his daughter, family, and loved ones.

Will there be a proper obituary posted at some point? It would be nice to read about Joe's life. Thank you.

Alan Rudolph

April 24, 2021

I'm very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I met Joe in the 1990's through his brother Chris, my ex partner and my friend of 38 years. I remember he was always smiling and laughing and was one of the nicest people I've known. My sincerest condolences to Chris, Lisa, Mike and the Mehos family. May the memories you hold of him bring you comfort during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Joe.

Rob McCarthy

April 24, 2021

Joe was one of the kindest. most caring, and genuine friends that I have ever had and known. I will also miss Joe's great smile and sense of humor too. The world truly lost a really good man with a big heart who was loved so much by everyone who met and knew him. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to Joe's Family, his daughter, his girlfriend and her children, and to all of Joe's friends that loved him including my friend and Joe's friend Mike. You will be missed badly my friend. Rest in Peace.