Cannon Beach lost a much beloved long time resident on Thursday, August 22. Joe was born in Fort Atkinson, WI on November 25, 1930, to Leslie and Elsie (Peters) Hummel. An exceptional man, Joe leaves many to mourn his passing, including long time friends Steve and Joe, Bob and Jane and their daughter Katherine, Doyle and Gary, Sally, and niece Gail, and many, many other people that were so glad to call Joe friend. Joe's life cannot be fully encompassed in one missive, so complete adulation will be presented at his memorial service. Cannon Beach will miss his spry step, wry humor, and deep love for all things he dedicated himself to. Some of his Cannon Beach causes included being involved with the Lighthouse Society of Oregon, The Cannon Beach Academy, The Cannon Beach Historical Society, The Cannon Beach Library, the Haystack Rock Awareness Program, the American Legion Post 168, Cheri's Cafe for the 8 am coffee group, The Cannon Beach Book Store and his favorite place to drink scotch, The Driftwood. Joe was not one to go quietly into the great beyond. His zeal for living, learning, and spreading joy will be carried on through the love and caring of his friends. Joe's ripple effect in the world resounds through all the lives he touched.
A memorial service is planned for later this fall. Details will be published in advance. Joe had engaged the Neptune Cremation Society and specified that his ashes are scattered off the Oregon Coast.