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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: RIP Brother Joel  (Read 18871 times)

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I learned to be a better person and kayak fisherman thanks to you. Rest in peace brother. You will be missed
Love you, brother Mooch!!!

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Rest in Peace Joel, he truly touch a lot of lives, and gave inspiration to a lot of us !!!!! My condolences to his Family, they lost a great man, and to all that knew him. Take comfort that he IS in a better place and free from pain. Sad day !!!!!!
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You will be missed by all..........R.I.P brother my thoughts and prayers go out to all family and friends......


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I am grateful to have met such an inspiring happy Fisherman who i can proudly call my friend..Joel was simply the Backbone of our community..Many great times and memories were had with our brother Mooch. You are in a  better place now brother. I will be strong. Mooch Strong. will miss u buddy.
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A true ambassador of love and friendship. So glad I had the good fortune to meet you. I will think of you when new brothers and sisters join our klan and I will try to follow your example.

And I promise to use the search function.

Blessing upon you and your family.

Smooth sailing brother...
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To me this picture sums up the Joel I knew. He always was ready to share a laugh and wherever he went he was the heart and soul of our group. This picture was taken at the AOTY awards in 2008. If you look closely you'll see his "man van" in the background, and anybody who ever hung out with Joel knows what that apron was all about.  :smt003

Since I moved to Idaho I haven't seen Joel in a little over two years, but I'm still sad today knowing he's passed and I won't get to see him the next time I visit the Bay Area.

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Absolutely heartbroken.
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RIP Joel.
I am a better person for having known you.
I will miss you.
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May the seas be eternally flay & the breeze lite.  :smt010   Fish on Brother .... fish on!   :smt010

« Last Edit: September 30, 2013, 08:22:04 AM by FishingForTheCure »

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Absolutely heartbroken.


I don't even know what to say...

In Loving Memory of Joel Lotilla


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So Sad.....  :smt010

Was thinking of you last night hoping you were going to make the HOW event at San Pablo...

  Going to miss you Brother, but will NEVER forget....

 The world and the Universe is a better place because of of you...

      and I'm sure your on Calm Seas now...   :smt004

  RIP Mooch...


 Does anyone know how to get a sizable " Mooch Strong " Flag made?

It would be nice to have a few made to fly at all HOW events and NCKA functions...

  If not, I'll check into it...

« Last Edit: September 30, 2013, 08:20:45 AM by Danglin »
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So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains, where the spirits go...........


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RIP Joel, I am going to miss you Bro.  :smt010

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In Loving Memory of Joel " Mooch " Lotilla.