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Old 07-16-2018, 04:25 PM
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Very, very sorry to report that Joe Ciaravino, aka 65Tripleblack, an avid contributor to this forum, died in a car crash in his '65 Corvette on Saturday evening at the shore area in Central NJ. Joe lives in the same town and helped me out on a number of occasions with my own '65. He died just a few miles from my house and it's really devastating. There's not much in the report which was posted on the NJ Asbury Park Press, but it says he lost control and crashed into a tree.

Article is here:
https://www.app.com/story/news/local...ash/787022002/

For those that knew him or was helped by him over the years, I'm sure you too will feel a sense of loss. Stay safe out there.

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Old 07-16-2018, 04:33 PM
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Oh dear god.
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Sorry to hear this. RIP Joe.
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So sad.

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Oh, man, that's tough to hear. My thoughts are with his family.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:46 PM
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Terrible news.......
Drive your Vettes safely everyone. If it can happen to an experienced driver, it can happen to anyone.
May he rest in peace.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:51 PM
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Distressing, saddening news to hear.

RIP, Joe.

You will be missed.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:52 PM
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Tragic, I walked him through the rebuild of his differential a few years ago. We spoke a few times over the phone. Very sad to hear yet another person in the vette world I knew that passed away, more and more it seem. RIP
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This is just terrible. We recently shared a long thread on all the perils of living in Florida, ribbing each other a lot. I hate hearing this. My thoughts are with his loved ones.
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Very terrible news. My thoughts and prayers to his family. Too bad we never met since we were both Jersey boys.

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Old 07-16-2018, 04:56 PM
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OMG! That is terrible news, my prayers are for Joe and his family. I am so sorry to hear that..
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:59 PM
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Oh no! My thoughts and prayers to his family. He always helped out.
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Family must be devastated....Prayers..............
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I feel like somebody just knocked the wind out of me. I can hardly believe this has happened. A bunch of us here have recently been helping Joe try to figure out a pulley alignment problem on his '65...throwing alternator belt at speed. From the day I joined this Forum, Joe has always been a voice of knowledge and reason...always willing to help a fellow Corvette devotee. Joe, you will be sorely missed, my friend. God speed and may our Lord comfort your family. Tragic!!
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So sorry to read this news.
My thoughts are with his family.
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Terrible news.

Prayers for his family and those close to him.
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Originally Posted by leif.anderson93 View Post
I feel like somebody just knocked the wind out of me. I can hardly believe this has happened. A bunch of us here have recently been helping Joe try to figure out a pulley alignment problem on his '65...throwing alternator belt at speed. From the day I joined this Forum, Joe has always been a voice of knowledge and reason...always willing to help a fellow Corvette devotee. Joe, you will be sorely missed, my friend. God speed and may our Lord comfort your family. Tragic!!
I had to look back at his posts, and I think his last post may have been earlier Saturday on that very thread, the day of his accident, early in the day.

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That is horible he has helped me a few times what a shame
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