December 1, 1942 – April 26, 2002
Lawrence K. (Larry) Joseph passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends. His battle with pancreatic cancer was a personal journey that was inspirational to all his loved ones.
Larry grew up in Glencoe, Illinois, and had a special fondness for Northern Wisconsin where he met Gail Daubenspeck, whom he later married in 1965. After attending the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (with a minor Art History) he and Gail were Peace Corps volunteers in Turkey. Together they raised their three children: Ken, Sarah, and Andy. He enjoyed a successful career in real estate development in which he pioneered the suburban office park concept. The family moved to Santa Fe in 1979 where he discovered his passion to become an artist.
Several years later, he met his wife, Babette Landau, in a painting workshop. His work was represented at Ernesto Mayans Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. He and Babette shared a fervor for art and traveling to remote corners of the world.
Larry mentored friends and family in many situations. He had an uncanny intellect, and an amazing ability to devise novel and effective solutions to almost any kind of problem.
His life is characterized by a zeal for living and giving fully of himself to family and friends. He loved deeply and was loved deeply in return. He will be terribly missed by his wife, his three children, his five (soon to be six) grandchildren, his brothers and sisters, a uniquely close extended family and many, many friends.
— Obituary appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican, May 3, 2002.