United Hero:  Patrick Joseph Driscoll

Patrick Joseph Driscoll

Patrick Driscoll Patrick Joseph Driscoll
70 years old
Manalapan, NJ

A retired research director for Bell Communications.

The following personal messages are excerpted from the guestbook for Joseph Driscoll at AmericanLegacy.com:

"I will always remember Joe -- He was a good friend of my parents in the Bronx. He was always smiling. We missed them when they moved to Englishtown, but always remembered them thru the years. He will be sadly missed by all. All my sympathy to his beautiful wife, children and grandchildren." --Patti McNamara (Maywood, NJ )

"I had the good fortune to meet Joe about 57 years ago. We were young boys who loved to play all the sports in whatever season was happening at the time. We became friends and our families would get together whenever we could. In our neighborhood we continued to play softball even as the guys got a little older, and every year we would have an oldtimers softball game. Without fail we get about 35 to 40 guys. Everyone knew JOE and knew he was a man's man, a good friend. loving husband and good father to his 4 children. I always thought we would grow old together and have many years to play some golf with our mutual friends, but it was not tc be. Dear JOE my life will never be the same, so much emptiness for so many people. But I am real glad you came into my life. We will never forget the good times had by all. Love Bill." --William Spade (Staten Island, NY)

"I am happy to have known 'Joe' and there is not the slightest doubt in my mind that he was a major force in the passenger retaliation against the terrorists. I urge his family and friends to read the poem 'How Did You Die?' by Edmund Vance Cook." --Ralph Laurita (Breinigsville, PA)

For the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's biography of Patrick "Joe" Driscoll, click here.