Joe died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at his home in Texas. A memorial service washeld for him at Good Shepherd Catholic Community Church in Colleyville, Texas, on Sept.7, 2012.
Joseph Michael Gadient was born on Nov. 11, 1957, in Davenport, a son of Tomand Darlene "Porky" (Lind) Gadient. He graduated from Bettendorf High School and earned hisCDL at Scott County Community College. He loved his job as a driver at Con-Way Freight inRock Island.
An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, Joe loved being around people. He was happy, generousand always tried to make people feel good. He often greeted others with his jovialphrase, "Hello, my friend!," and strangers soon became his friend. Talking on the phone to asmany friends as possible was a daily goal for Joe, and he enjoyed every moment he spent with hisfriends and family. Joe's lifetime of hard work, dedication and loyalty serves as an inspiration tohis family, and he is greatly missed.
Memorials may be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church or to a charity of your choice.
Joe is survived by his sons, Heith (Danielle) Gadient, Grapevine, and Brett Gadient,Austin, Texas; his parents, Tom and Porky Gadient, of Bettendorf; his brother, Mark (Beverly)Gadient, of Dallas, Texas; his sister, Sue (Dan) Cullen, of Omaha, Neb.; and his sister, Sally (Mike)Kent of Austin.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Joe's obituary at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
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