Joseph C. Keating

Joseph C. Keating

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Joseph C. Keating

Joseph C. Keating, Jr., Ph.D., Litt.D.(hon)

Dr. Keating died Sunday, October 14, 2007 in Kansas City, MO. He was 57 years of age. Born October 8, 1950 and raised in the Hudson River Valley, Dr. Keating took his training in clinical psychology and clinical research methods at the State University of New York at Albany, where the Ph.D. was awarded in 1981. His post-doctoral clinical residency was completed at a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty hospital in Schenectady. Dr. Keating maintained a collaborative private practice with a urologist during 1984-86, and specialized in the conservative care of lower urinary tract dysfunctions. He practiced as a clinical psychologist in California for 16 years. Since 1981 he has worked as a clinical researcher, faculty member, administrator and historian at several institutions, including the University of the Pacific (Department of Psychology, Behavioral Medicine Program), Palmer College of Chiropractic-West (Professor), Northwestern College of Chiropractic (where he served as Director of Research) and Western States Chiropractic College. He was Professor at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (1994-2000), where he taught ?Clinical Research Methods,? ?History of Chiropractic? and ?Philosophy & Reasoning.? Since 1988 he has been a member of the board of directors of the National Institute of Chiropractic Research (NICR), a non-profit corporation whose mission involves fund-raising, grant-making and the conduct of research in chiropractic. He also serves on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed, scholarly periodicals, including Clinical Chiropractic, the Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics. Dr. Keating is a former president (1994-95) of the Association for the History of Chiropractic (AHC) and served on the board of directors. He has authored several hundred professional papers and several books, including: A History of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic; a biography, B.J. of Davenport: the Early Years of Chiropractic, published by the AHC; A History of Chiropractic Education in North America (also published by AHC) and a 1992 volume concerning clinical research for practitioners, Toward a Philosophy of the Science of Chiropractic: a Primer for Clinicians. His most recent book, co-authored with Drs. Louis Sportelli and Lawrence Siordia, is: We Take Care of Our Own: NCMIC & the Story of Malpractice Insurance in Chiropractic. Dr. Keating was Homewood Professor of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College during 1999-2002. He recently moved to Kansas City, MO from Phoenix, AZ and was employed by the Cleveland Chiropractic College as the Historian of the Profession.

Dr. Keating was the son of Joseph C. Keating, Sr. and Mary A. Welsh Keating, both deceased. He is predeceased by his brother Michael C. Keating who died January 2, 2007. He leaves his loving sisters, Diane M. Krout of Maryland, Mary L. Rasmussen of Seminole, FL and Kris Morison of St. Petersburg, FL as well as nieces and nephews to deeply grieve his passing. He also leaves behind his many friends and colleagues who have been deeply touched by his life. GOD BLESS.

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  1. Doe West, PhD says:

    I put the PhD after my name as part of my tribute to Joey as he just loved that I had attained mine as well he – 2 kids from Putnam Valley, NY who had wild dreams of ever having such initials after our names… but it is not all the amazing things he achieved as an adult that I hold closest to me right now (though my pride in him and for him is huge) but the clearest picture I hold of him is from the summer of 1968 after we graduated from high school and he was so serious in his songwriting and guitar playing – he and I would sing together for hours on end and talk of all the things that “really mattered” – and for my birthday in 1970, he wrote a song for me and gave me the copyright page as my gift to hold as he sang it to me – I still hear his voice, see his face from that day. And it was in his college years that he brought me to meet his college roommates and gang of companions that allowed me to meet one of the other most significant relationships of my life. He and his lady became a part of our household…so many songs, so many pieces of hard reality, so much laughter shared… and then as decades passed, and life changed around us all, we found that the core things truly do only ripen and deepen… and each conversation allows us to see the change and the stability more clearly…and I know that for a long time I will find myself looking for that next email article letter from his screenname online and when I cannot find that, I will then turn back to my heart and hear again his song, his voice, his laughter…

  2. Steven Cieluch says:

    Joe, I just heard of your departure and Mikey’s as well. Sorry you had to endure Mikey’s passing. I remember how concerned you were about him back in ’68 – ’72. My that was a while ago, wasn’t it? From reading what has been written here, it appears you got to work with Mikey. How wonderful. You must have enjoyed that so much. I also see that you were able to keep relationships with your sisters. Good for you.

    Thank you for the copies of your books. I enjoyed them, and now I have something tangible of you to hold on to.

    While it is clear that professionally you did great things. Great things indeed. Let it be known that you kept your humanity intact. From all that has been written here one can only conclude:
    “And in the end,
    the love you take,
    is equal to the love,
    you make” – The Beatles

    Peace my friend

  3. Eileen Hennessy says:

    I can’t believe that you’re gone Joe. You were a great friend and while I will miss you terribly – I am so glad to have known you. You were one of a kind. Be at peace. I’ll have your books, letters & memories … just won’t have you.

  4. John says:

    Thank you Dr. Keating for all your contributions to Chiropractic. The profession would not be where it is today without you!

  5. Dr George Carruthers says:

    Only met you once when you spoke to the British Chiropractic Association, but it was my great pleasure, you gave the profession a future by appreciating its past. You will be missed.

  6. Dr. John P. Forsyth, Director of Clinical Training says:

    We, the students and faculty within the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY, are saddened to hear the news of Joe’s death. We wish his family and friends peace during this difficult time. He will be missed.

  7. David Sandefur, D.C. says:

    Being a long time admirer of Joe’s writing, I was blessed to have finally spoken to him just a couple of months ago. I really had hoped to continue our dialogue but Joe will live on in his writing.

  8. Dr. says:

    When I think of Dr. Keating, I think of the wonderful class of History he taught in the “Autumn”(not Fall) as some would put it while I attended LACC in 1997. He really brought history alive, and with full passion in his teaching about our wonderful profession. I especially enjoyed times outside of class in which he would have a lunch or dinners with me and my family. Yes, the old Burgundy Blazer and birkenstocks were a trademark of his. He was definitely “Professor type”. He once broke out in song while he was relating how BJ would only teach the future Chiropractors upper cervical technique for years, to the theme of old McDonald, only changing the lyrics to say “BJ Palmer had a farm, H.I., H.I. OOOO!!” What a gas! He spurred me on to really appreciate where our profession was and all the trials and tribulations it had been through. I want to challenge those who want to take the daunting task to encapsulate and bind all the writings Dr. Keating has done and allow us to truly glean from the wonderful works he left as a legacy to Dr. Keating. Use the funds it will generate and start a scholarship in his Honor. It is only fitting for someone who wasn’t even a Chiropractor to give of himself so much to our profession, that we should give this back to him as a memorial of his life and the work that he accomplished on our behalf. Yes he could be quite contrary at times, but he was also a very sensitive man. He relayed how much he missed his father once, and he really enjoyed watching me read to my young son at the time. Never wanting to let me buy my own lunch,..he’d say “after you graduate” meaning to me he valued relationships and understood the needs of a student, and wanted to stay in contact with those his life had touched. He was pretty proud of the one text he wrote and how he somehow negotiated to own the publishing rights, and he passed the savings on to us as students.. it was only $25.00 and by far the least expensive of any of our books. I enjoyed his class so much, I set out and accomplished an interview with Jack Lalanne as an extra credit project,to discuss Jack’s attendance and graduation at the now defunct Oakland Chiropractic College and I have been able to maintain contact with Jack ever since. Tell me one life doesn’t touch another? Thank you Dr. Keating. I wish I had stayed more in contact with you…life is so busy, yet so fragile. I’ll never forget the tape recording of BJ you brought in once to our class while BJ proclaimed that if he could have just given Hitler an atlas adjustment, we would have been spared the Holocaust! Wow!
    I won’t forget watching the video tape of some of the last Chiropractors interviewed in Massachusetts who told of their experiences of being jailed while sting operations were set up on them, or how the one Chiropractor won the confidence of the Judge who presided over his trial and later became a lifelong patient. You have helped me stand up straight and with strong Backbone proclaim, “I am proud to be a Chiropractor!” Thank you Dr. Keating, and Yes, “God Bless” He has with all the lives you’ve touched with your prescence. Your Autumn was cut too short, but you packed an aweful lot in your young life..thank you. My deepest sympathy to your sisters and all those who mourn your passing.
    Dr. Barney Musselman
    Long Beach, CA

  9. Elizabeth Guimont says:

    I was quite saddened to hear that your brother died recently. I never met him, but have enjoyed reading his column in the Dynamic Chiropractic paper. It was a highlight I enjoyed. It was obvious your brother was passionate about chiropractic even though he wasn’t one himself. The fact that he wasn’t a chiropractor but poured out his efforts on our behalf was most admirable. His historal accounts of our early years was so interesting to me and gave me a sense of pride in my profession that I didn’t get at chiropractic college. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your brother.

  10. Jay Kaufman says:

    To Joe’s family:

    In the words of B.J. Palmer, “Inhibitions Starve History; The uninhibited Make History.”

    Joe made wonderful chiropractic history and will be truly missed. Thank you, Joe.

    Jay Kaufman

  11. Brian A. Smith, D.C. says:

    I extend my deepest sympathies to Joe’s family and friends; he has built a legacy that will continue to enrich our lives and through which he will live forever.

  12. Dr. Christine says:

    I had the pleasure of communicating with Joe 1 time by email. I came acrossed his name by accident, well, maybe.
    He gave me some information about practicing in Mexico and I still am trying to figure out if I should go to Mexico or to New Zealand??
    I appreciate kind people who take the time to mentor and give from themselves.
    I appreciate you Joe.
    Dr. Christine

  13. Phillip Ebrall says:

    So long for now, my friend,

  14. John Meyer says:

    Joe, you where a wonderful mentor, a great friend, and an esteemed colleague. Thank you for my education on single subject designs and all that you have done for the chiropractic profession. You will be greatly missed.


    A great loss to his family and to the chiropractic profession. My sympathy to his family and our resolve to continue his high ideals for our profession. God Bless us all.

  16. Dr. M. Menon says:

    Joe was a good friend and professional colleague. He will be greatly missed by many.

  17. William Taylor says:

    My sympathies extend to those of his family and friends. A great loss to the chiropractic profession. Will be sorely missed !!!

  18. Wendy Toomey, D.C.,M.A. says:

    Oh,…say it ain’t so, Joe! You were a great mentor and a special friend to Pete and I. Thank you for calling to say goodbye. I just didn’t understand….
    I will always treasure our friendship and miss you greatly.

    Your baking skills could have served you well as a professional in that field also. :)
    Your generosity of spirit will live in my heart forever!
    I learned more from you than any other teacher. Thanks so much, Joe!
    Dr. Wendy Toomey-Denevi, M.A.

  19. Ron says:

    Your friends and influence extended across America and into Canada as well.We to will miss you and rememeber you for what you gave to us.Thanks for all you meant to me. Restin peace my mentor and friend

  20. Delisabel Lopez, DC, MPH says:

    Your contribution to the profession will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

  21. Tim Lamar says:

    The world has lost a chiropractic “WalkingPedia” of information and I have lost a friend that will be missed. God Bless, Joe and his family.

  22. Peter W. Kfoury, DC, DABCI says:

    Thank you, Dr. Keating for all your excellent work. Our pioneers knew and practiced more than we can remember or keep alive. You were a huge help in keeping their legacy alive…you will be missed.

  23. Rob Gruenenfelder, D.C. says:

    enjoyed your work, enjoy the afterlife!

  24. Carol Claus, D.C. says:

    Dr. Joe was a kind and generous man, a good man whose intellectual legacy will last forever in the annals of chiropractic. With deepest sympathy for your loss, for our loss.

  25. Robert Olivieri says:

    Dr Keating was a Great man and one of Chiropractic’s Finest. He will be missed by all of us.

  26. Marybeth Robeson says:

    I benefited greatly in the brief time I knew Joe Keating. What struck me most about him was his generosity and positive spirit. Joe loved humanity and he loved his work. I will miss him.

  27. Anne P. Albert says:

    I was saddened to hear of Joe Keating’s death. I associate him as one of the first (if not the first) to discuss the importance of research in chiropractic. I remember his numerous articles in Dynamic Chiropractic, especially the early ones, discussing how to interpret a scientific study.

    He died young. I will remember him fondly, as someone who was completely dedicated to making chiropractic worthy of being considered a profession, through inquiry, debate and research.

  28. Chris and Kay Kobe, DC says:

    Joseph Keating’s contribution to the understanding and appreciation of the great profession that is Chiropractic is truly remarkable. He will be deeply missed.

  29. Cathy says:

    Your home expressed just a portion of the love that was in your heart for the chiropractic profession. You will be missed and never forgotten. I hope you found peace. My deepest sympathy to your family.

  30. Steve Whitaker says:

    The Chiropractic world has lost a giant.
    I met Dr. Keating twice and was always amazed at the depth of knowledge he possessed concerning the history and development of chiropractic.

  31. Simone says:

    With deepest sympathy.

  32. Nicholas Jansen, DC says:

    Thank you for your dedication and countless contributions to our profession. You will be missed!

  33. Kim Keene says:

    Sincere condolences to Joe’s family. He was my teacher and co-worker at Palmer-West, and I totally enjoyed my time working with him in the research department there. He was a great contributor to the chiropractic profession as a researcher and historian. He will be missed.

  34. David Schacher, D.C. says:

    I am sorry for your loss. He always made us think about why we belived what we believed.

  35. Katharine M. Conable, D.C. says:

    I first met Dr. Keating when I was in the Diagnosis and Internal Disorders Diplomate program at Northwestern CC. He taught a session in the Urology module. We continued contact on and off through the years as he did much wonderful historical research about Chiropractic, including a history of Logan College. In the last couple of years he has been an invaluable resource as I began teaching at Logan myself and needed to trace the history of concepts I was teaching as they developed through the early years of chiropractic.

    Dr. Keating was always selflessly generous with his help and support of our profession. He will be sorely missed. We wish him well on his way to his next adventure. May we meet again.


    Katharine M. Conable, D.C.
    Assistant Professor, Logan College of Chiropractic

  36. Brian Batenchuk says:

    Dear Joe:

    To your family I would like to express my deepest sympathy and tell them that you were a GREAT man, a GREAT champion and a GREAT friend.

    Words can’t begin to express the lasting positive impressions that you made on both the Chiropractic profession and your friends. As you always used to say “GOD BLESS”.

  37. G. Lansing Blackshaw says:

    One of the great chroniclers of the chiropractic profession has left us far too soon. So much unfinished work to do. I hope Dr. Keating’s efforts and achievements will inspire others to continue his good and important works. My condolences to Dr. Keating’s family.

  38. Jerry Grod, DC says:

    Joe, you will be missed by many but your writings will continue to remind us of your talents, skills and integrity.

  39. Ruth Sandefur says:

    What a blessing to have been a friend of Joe’s.

  40. Alexander J. Carr, DC says:

    Thanks Doc for teaching me and my classmates at LACC how to scientifically reason. Also, for giving me the historical interest in our profession that drives me to follow in my chiropractic ancestory. I had so many questions to ask of you. I guess I missed my chance. You will be missed.

    Yours in Spiritual Health,

    Alexander J. Carr, DC
    Prescott, AZ

  41. William M. Thomas, D.C. says:

    I always appreciated his passion for the history of chiropractic. Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. He was aware of that and tried to impart that wisdom to the students at LACC. He will be missed.

  42. Igor Steiman says:

    Joe was a great human being and scholar. He made a large contribution to chiropractic history, philosophy, science and research. I am honoured that he considered me a friend, and I will miss him.

  43. Elise Hewitt, DC says:

    What a terrible shock to hear of Joe’s passing! He was one of those people I thought would be around forever! I had the great privelege and pleasure of first working with Joe during his stint at WSCC. Through the years, whenever we ran into each other, I could always count on him to be provacative and forthright..and he always made me laugh.
    I was never sure if he looked so much like DD Palmer because he loved chiropractic so much or if he loved chiropractic so much because he looked like DD! Either way, he made an amazing contribution to this profession and he will be sorely missed, both professionally and personally.
    My best to his family and please know how much he was loved and appreciated. Sincerely, Elise

  44. Bill Meeker says:

    Joe, I can still recall vividly that hot day that Sandy Dutro and I met you on the campus at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. When you subsequently took a position at Palmer-West, it truly galvanized me into the career that I have pursued for a quarter century. I thank you for that. You were brilliant, stubborn, exasperatingly logical….and usually right. You were fearless and your courage was infectious. You had a huge impact on chiropractic in ways that future chiro historians will surely reflect upon. They had better, because you really did make a difference, something to which we should all aspire. Now, rest in great peace.

  45. Karen Zamzow, DC says:

    I remember Dr. Keating from his days at WSCC when I was a student there. I recently contacted him with a question I had about the origins of chiropractic and osteopathy. He had a ready answer for me, and gave me more information than I bargained for! He went above and beyond for me in answering my question, and we will sorely miss his wisdom and counsel. Be at Peace, Joe. Say hello to DD and BJ for me.

  46. Donald V. Jackson, D.C. says:

    I will never forget our road trip. Me as a student at PCC-W, taking Dr. Joe to a Gonstead Clinical Studies in Santa Cruz. We arrived and one old DC confronted Dr. Joe insisting we did not need research, that there was enough emperical studies. Joe, in his eloquent passion, succintly diced the old doc’s argument. The profession will miss you greatly.

  47. Marian says:

    You will be greatly missed by all who received your knowlege and wisdom. I am certainly a luck person to have met and known you as a scholar. You have made a difference.

  48. Keith Wells DC, MA says:

    Joe inspired me to formally study logic and philosophy at the master’s degree level; he made many positive changes in the chiropractic profession, and that legacy will carry on as what he did matures over time. Joe was also a warm and honest man, and I always appreciated his courage in sticking to his principles, come what may. I will miss him, as will many others.

  49. Michael San Jose says:

    Sincere condolences to your family. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
    Maximum Respect.
    God Bless.

  50. Ken Niemann MA CPT says:

    Thank you, Joe, for sharing your wisdom and encouraging us all to regard thinking as something to be valued and prized even when it hurts. You are the best of us.

  51. David J. Hansen DC says:

    Thank you for your passion for chiropractic. But thank you even more for helping several generations of chiropractors to learn to think critically. Your students are better doctors because of you.

  52. Fran Platt says:

    What terrible news – and now it will be my terrible task to share it with all the people I know who, like me, were friends with Joe at SUNY-New Paltz back in the ’70s. Dear Joe – aka Dr. Joseph C. Keating, Jr., PC (standing for Pussycat) – our paths diverged long ago and have seldom crossed in the intervening years, but the world does seem emptier without you in it. I will never forget that eventful year when you and David and Rebecca and I were housemates in that wonderful old farmhouse in Accord, or the gorgeous tunes you composed on the piano, or the whirlwind tour of New England that you and Rebecca and I took in your old yellow car with the blue doors in the summer of ’74. I am glad to hear from people who have known you more recently that you never lost your gusto for singing out loud, whatever song came into your ever-brilliant head. Hoping that your gentle spirit has found rest at last, I bid you farewell – not with a wave but with the famous “paws-with-claws” gesture that was your own special sign of greeting. Wishing that I could give you a hug instead.

  53. Leonard J. Faye DC says:

    So many of us considered him a friend and a great thinker.
    May he rest in peace.

  54. Jessica Krassow says:

    Dr. Keating will be greatly missed. I had the privilege of working with him for the last several months, and he always offered a smile and words of wisdom. I also had the privilege of visiting him in his home just for an afternoon. It made a lasting impression–someone so passionate about his life’s work and about the future and integrity of the Chiropractic profession. God bless his family during this difficult time.

  55. Dr. Mark Dull says:

    Joe thank you so much for your years of work in the chiroprctic profession. Making us aware of our history.

  56. Deborah C. Terry, D.C says:

    This is such a terrrible loss. I would like to extend my condolences to Joe’s family at this time.

    Joe, I viewed you as a mentor and champion of the chiropractic profession.

    Hopefully, in the days ahead his family will be comforted by the knowledge that Joe’s life made such a positive impmact on others. I was fortunate to have had many great intelluctual and friendly conversations with Joe over the years. Hopefully, his passion and work will live on through all the lives he has touched.

    You will be missed Joe!

  57. Dave Sikorski, DC says:

    I will miss you deeply old friend.
    Our long conversations over lunch will always be a cherished memory.

  58. Dorothy A. Lamb says:

    I worked with and at the direction of Dr. Keating for many of the the years he was at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (now the Southern California University of Health Sciences). His dedication to Chiropractic was an inspiration to all who knew him. I feel very saddened that his life and career ended all too soon. May God Bless him always. Dottie Lamb

  59. Craig says:

    He will be greatly missed. Thanks for the time and mentoring.

  60. New D.C. says:

    I’ve only just begun to understand the importance of the history of chiropractic. Dr. Keating’s contributions were much needed and will be a shining light to guide the generations to come. May strength, support and peace be with you during this difficult time.

  61. Donald R. Murphy, DC says:

    Joe Keating was a giant in the chiropractic profession. He may be gone, but his influence lives on in the form of those of us whom he helped realize that critical thinking, and speaking out about the “gobbledegook” in the profession, are the keys to the success of chiropractic medicine.

  62. D. Matt Innis, D.C. says:

    I have spent the last two years reading and writing from your archives. I watched you grow through your words and I grew right along with you. Thanks for raising all of us above the past and pointing us toward the future. Chiropractic owes you a deep debt of thanks, and as we continue to grow, it will only be as a result of your hard and earnest work to change our direction. My deepest sympathies to your family, who can feel proud in their relationship with you.

  63. Jeremy Jessop DC says:

    It is sad to learn of your passing, but we are better as a profession because of you. For that I thank you.

  64. Susan L. Vlasuk, DC, DACBR says:

    Thank you, Joe, for your gracious support of chiropractic and chiropractic radiology and your scholarly and loving preservation of our history.

  65. Jeffrey Fedorko DC says:

    The Chiropractic family is better for all your work. May you rest in peace.

  66. Dr. Scott Gillman says:

    My hands flailing with sophomoric passion and determination to prove beliefs force-fed by zealots, Joe Keating would patiently smile, then deliver the reality of our clinical existence. And it wasn’t bad, though sobering, but it gave me and many others a foundation with which to root our clinical beliefs. We needed him – I am grateful to have interacted personally with him as a student.

  67. John Taylor says:

    To Joe’s sisters: Words cannot express what a tremendous contribution Joe made to academic chiropractic. He will be dearly missed.

  68. Donna Liewer says:

    My lasting memory of Joe will be when I had the opportunity to observe him interviewing Dr. Bob Runnels, early NBCE and FCLB pioneer. With tenderness, he carefully and graciously coaxed out memories long forgotten, which were finally capped by a lovely impromptu performance by the most senior Dr. Runnels on his beloved piano. The joy was tangible. And of course, Joe ended the evening with his radiant and heartfelt “God Bless.”

    The chiropractic story is not events, it is the poetry and majesty of the human spirit, drawn to give more than human limitations say is remotely possible. Joe saw that, tugged out threads of unexpected perfection for us to see, and believed in each of us more than he was able to believe in himself. I weep a thousand tears, mostly because be believed in me, too.

  69. John says:

    Joe. You are a gentleman and a scholar. You will be sorely missed.

  70. F. Wayne Alexander, D.C. and wife, Cathy says:

    The chiropractic profession has lost a champion. Our prayers are with his dear friends and family as they grieve.

  71. Larry R. Montgomery, D. C. says:

    We will miss you and your contributions to Chiropractic.

  72. Scott Lloyd says:

    with love and respect my condolences to those closest to Joe. Joe’s spirit lives on in my little world…he was such a great unique person who I learned a lot from during our lunches at Western States.

    Peace and Love
    Scott Lloyd, DC

  73. Sheppard Gee says:

    thanks for talking,and teaching

  74. Davin Hagman, DC says:

    May God bless you and all of your loved ones. Rest in peace. Your legacy is your service. Thank you.

  75. Jacqueline says:

    Dr. Keating provided a wonderful contribution to the chiropractic profession in his many articles and textbooks.

  76. Hang T. Nguyen, DC says:

    Joe, Thank you for instilling in me the importance of constantly challenging our knoweldge through research. I have and will continue to carry your words, your constant hunger for knowledge and quest for the truth throughout my career as a health care practitioner. Your mentorship meant a great deal to me. You will be greatly missed!

  77. Myron Brown, DC says:

    Having known Joe, his intellect and inimitable style only punctuates for me the loss that his family and friends feel. On my own behalf, and on behalf of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, I can affirm that Joe will surely be missed.

  78. Emile Goubran says:

    Dr. Keating was an oustanding scholar and a dear colleague. He will definetly be missed by all who appreciated him and his contribution to the Chiropractic profession.

  79. Paul Osterbauer says:

    My condolences to the Keating family. Joe was a friend and mentor, always willing to invite and challenge. His example of creativity, hard work, generosity and humor continue to spur us on in pursuit of the Truth. God bless you Joe. May perpetual light shine upon you and may you rest in peace!

  80. Kevin McCarthy says:

    My sincere feelings of shared sadness go out to the family. I know that it will be quite hard to not have his heart and mind nearby. Over 20 years ago Joe taught me the profound importance of context. He always pushed for us (community of academics at Palmer West) to see things from the broadest context possible…not just from the place we stood. Thank you Joe for having a passion and contributing deeply.

  81. Dr. George A. Durham, D.C. says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Keating family. Dr. Keating will be missed by all chiropractors yet his work will be forever cherished. He was an honorable man. God Bless Dr. Keating.

  82. Gene Tobias says:

    Condolences to the Keating family. Joe was a beloved faculty colleague and friend here at LACC and to our profession. I’m sad he is gone, but when I think of him, I smile and see him smiling as well. He knew us, he was one of us and he wrote our story and I honor him.

  83. Kevin McCarthy says:

    My sincere feelings of shared sadness go out to the family. I know that it will be quite hard to not have his heart and mind nearby.

    Over 20 years ago Joe taught me the profound importance of context. He always pushed for us (community of academics at Palmer West) to see things from the broadest context possible…not just from the place we stood.

    Thank you Joe for having a passion and contributing deeply.

  84. Glenda Wiese says:

    To Joe’s sisters-
    Joe was an extremely talented historian who has made chiropractic better because of his prodding and pushing. His passing leaves a hugh hole in the scholarship of chiropractic history. I will miss him. As Joe would say, “GOD BLESS.”

  85. Amanda Sissel says:

    I only met Dr. Keating once, when he was at Palmer College of Chiropractic for Homecoming in 2006. He was a very nice and intelligent man who was a great asset to chiropractic history. I know he will be greatly missed!

  86. Ralph Boone says:

    Joe, I join the many others that were shocked by the end of your time on earth. You were truly an intellect worthy of high praise. Although you will no longer be with us many of your thoughts will remain for years. May God bless your family in this time of loss.

  87. Marcia Thomas says:

    Dr. Keating and I knew each other for more than twenty years – librarians were some of his favorite people, and he was certainly one of ours. Having him on our campus these last few months was an extraordinary priviledge and great fun. For all of his professional and personal accomplishments, my memories of Dr. Keating will always focus on his sense of humor – from the gentle josh to the rapier sharp observation to that room-filling laugh. I can only smile when I think of him, and I hope he will like that.

  88. Janice Long says:

    We will miss Dr. Keatings contributions to the world of chiropractic and especially to Chiropractic Economics for his contributions to our 50th Anniversary history of the profession.

  89. Jerilynn S. Kaibel, D.C. says:

    A friend who brought to this profession a compelling look at ourselves. He had wit and intelligence – sorry that we won’t be talking again in this life. I will miss our talks.


  90. Sameh Awad says:

    definitely we will miss the best educator and researcher in the nation. I’ll miss you Dr. Keating. God repose your soul.

  91. Dr. William Cowan says:

    Thank you for all your work for the chiropractic profession. You will be missed

  92. Chiropractic says:

    When we celebrated our 50th Anniversary, Joe was a key contributor to our special anniversary issue of Chiropractic Economics. We quickly learned to appreciate his keen memory and research abilities. The profession will miss him greatly.

  93. Andrea Pedersen says:

    Dr. Keating will be greatly missed.

  94. Lillian M. Ford, D.C., F.A.C.C. says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this troubled time.

    Joe asked more of our profession than most and he gave back in kind. The temptation is to believe that he is no longer with us, but his integrity, persistence and commitment to truth have changed so many that he lives on indefinitely. Dr. Keating, we owe you excellence in all we do.

  95. Jeffrey A. Smith, D.C. says:

    A sad passing. While he will be greatly missed, his legacy will carry great strength.

  96. Neil Stern , D.C. says:

    your incredible researh for this profession will not be forgotten,it was an honor to know you.

  97. Matthew C. Williams DC, DACNB, DIAMA says:

    It was nice to have met you!

  98. Dr. Martin Alpert says:

    Dr. Keating was an outstanding historian who chronicled the history of chiropractic from 1895
    to present times. These writings should be mandatory reading for all chiropractic students, in order to understand the growth and acceptance of the profession to the public and how it must continue for the survival of the
    profession. Thank you for your concern and love for the chiropractic profession. May you rest in peace.

  99. John says:

    On behalf of the entire chiropractic profession – Thank you.

  100. Alana Callender says:

    Your leaking pen and wonderful presentation style will be missed by the profession. I will miss your friendship.

  101. Edwin H Kimmel, DC, FICC,FACC says:

    I have lost a good friend. Joe visited me a few years ago to update his history of chiropractic. We welcomed him ito our home and enjoyed his knowledge of chiropractic history. I will personally miss his correspondence with me through all the past years.

  102. Andre Broussard, D.C. says:

    We pray for the family, and a big THANKS to all of Joe’s beautiful work!

  103. Mike Hyjek DC says:

    I never met him but through his writtings I felt like I knew him and chiropractic. May he rest in peace

  104. Dr. JC Smith says:

    I’ll never forget that Joe coined the term “gobbledygook” in this profession to describe the nonsense espouse by too many chirovangelists. It was this sort of humor and clarity that lifted him above the rest. Rest in peace, Joe. You may be gone, but your voice never will be.

  105. Debbie S. says:

    Although I never had the pleasure of meeting you, I know 2 of your sisters quite well. Their sad hearts can only be comforted by the love of our Heavenly Father who is wrapping His arms of love around them even now. We are there for them too …..

  106. Stephen Gunter, DC says:

    I am saddened to hear of the passing of Joe Keating, since I believe his curiosity and commitment to good scholarship served his students, his colleagues, and the chiropractic profession as a whole. His provocation caused us to work a little harder and reach a little higher, and I am grateful for the time we shared.

  107. Shari Wynd says:

    I did not know Dr. Keating personally, but I had the pleasure of reading his scholarly works. I deeply respected his convictions and his love for understanding the world. My condolences to his family and friends who now go on with him only as a memory.

  108. Brad M. T. Smith DC says:

    Joe: Where do I start. What a breath of fresh air you were to me during my residency at LACC. You held us to standards that I still possess today and hold my students and interns to. You were as great of a human being as you were a scholar. I am not sure we (friends and the profession) will ever encounter your kind again. I truly hope there is an after life so that we can meet again and carry on our friendship.

  109. Paul Hooper says:


    I’m at a loss for words. We all will miss you friend.


  110. Steven Parker, DC says:

    While we were only e-mail buddies, your passing has left a hole in my heart too. His knowledge of the history of the chiropractic profession was amazing. Rest in Peace.

  111. Stephen M. Perle, DC, MS says:

    Words can hardly express the loss to chiropractic and me personally with Joe’s passing. He helped me learn how to think like a scientist and then to stand up for the conclusions that those thoughts inevitably lead to. Few people are as generous as Joe was with his time, knowledge, writing, photographs, counsel and humor. He showed that one can have true friends even when one stands by ones honest thoughtful critique. Most would not have Joe?s courage to bite the hand that feed them, even if it deserved it. No non-DC ever worked so hard to improve the chiropractic profession as Joe did.

    When a future triviahead of chiropractic writes the history of chiropractic at the cusp of the 20-21st centuries Joe Keating will be featured prominently (in text of various colors). Now wouldn’t it be great if the Smithsonian were to install his BJ Palmer Memorial Bathroom.

    To Joe?s sisters I hope that the love that so many of us felt for Joe can be a salve no mater how small for your pain. He truly was loved and cherished by his adopted profession.

    Joseph C. Keating, Jr., Ph.D., Litt.D.(hon) 1950 – 2007 ? of blessed memory

    God Bless, Sir

  112. Darrin Jessop says:

    All I know of you is your legacy. It’s a sad day for our profession to lose such a legend. May God bless your family.

  113. Julie says:

    With deepest sympathy and thank you for everything you have done.

  114. Jonathan Colter, D.C. says:

    With every passing of a great life comes an opportunity with a new birth to carry forward the work that Dr. Keating has begun. My best wishes and prayers are sent to all his family at this difficult time. Our profession will always remember Joseph Keating.

  115. Samuel Homola, D.C. says:

    Joe was one of the most brilliant and intellectually honest persons I have had the pleasure of knowing. I could always count on him for a truthful and unbiased appraisal of problems besetting my profession. I will miss the support and encouragement I have received from Joe over the years, but most of all I will miss his presence as a good friend.

  116. Dr Peter Bryner says:

    Though I never met you, I feel I know you well. You are one of chiropractic’s great thinkers, thank you for your influence on me. May peace be with you, you live on in those you have touched – we’ll carry your torch

  117. Dr. Dolores P. Grebe-Jones says:

    You have been one of our prime crusaders. Sorry to learn of your passing. Your work will be part of the legacy with which you have blesed us.

  118. John M Ventura, DC, DABCO says:

    Our profession is greater for having Joe Keating within our ranks. His teaching challenged us to be critical thinkers. If we are fortunate, we will someday rise to the heights that Joe always envisioned we were capable of. I will truly miss him.

  119. Bart Green says:

    Mentor, father figure, cheerleader, co-teacher, financial advisor, editor of my papers, Triviahead of Chiropractic, fellow coffee fiend, and so much more. We’ll carry on for you, but we’ll never have your style, endurance, or writing prowess. Your wisdom at so many junctures of my life made all the difference.
    Now, you can sing Gregorian chants and Beatles tunes as loud and as long as you like, and with the pros. Sing for me, Joe.
    Love, Bart

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  121. Dr Jerry L Gerrard says:

    Joe with his most famous art and picture collection of the past leaders in the profession was a blessing to behold. Joe we thank you for all the work on behalf of the Chiropractic profession. You were loved by hundreds and will be missed by all.

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  123. John Hart, DC, MHS says:

    Thank you, Joe for your many contributions to the chiropractic profession, and for the debates you and I had over the last 20 years.

  124. Mitch Miglis DC says:

    A keen observer and valued student of the chiropractic profession will be sorely missed.

  125. Dr. Vincent Orsino says:

    Dr. Keating, as a student of yours from LACC I owe you a great debt. You helped me to develop a keen “bullshit detector” as you called it. During a time where students are vulnerable to the incredible claims made in this profession, you taught me to refute “foolosophy” and demand evidence. You truly helped to shape the type of chiropractor I became. Thank you for all you have done for the profession, you will be missed.

  126. John Scaringe says:

    My condolences to Joe?s family and the many friends he touched. Joe was my friend, colleague, and teacher. I will miss him dearly. God bless.

  127. Arthur G. Lensgraf, D.C. says:

    Joe, you will be sorely missed both personally and professionally. May you rest in peace!

  128. Jeffrey Brown, D.C. says:

    Joe has filled many holes in the gaps of our profession, which he obviously loved dearly. God rest his soul and comfort those of his family.

  129. Curtis Rigney says:

    I offer my condolences to Joe?s family. Your brother and uncle taught me while I was a resident at LACC. He illuminated my consciousness and through my teaching, Joe?s torch is passed on to new generations. He may have crossed over but Joe?s work continues. With love,

  130. Robert Falco, DC says:

    Joe was the only voice in the chiropractic community that tried to teach us to be critical thinkers, and to strive for higher scholarly values. He has had a profound influence on my professional life. I am deeply saddened.

  131. Paul G. Smith, DC says:

    Joe, may you rest in peace

  132. Dr. Eugene L. Hirsch says:

    A wonderful, warm and gentle man who recognized the importance of the history of our great profession.
    His book “B.J.Of Davenport” sits on my desk ever since I bought it several years ago.

  133. Michael Beattie, D.C. says:

    Thank you for all you did. You will be missed.

  134. John Wiens, DC says:

    Dr Keating’s clarity of mind will be greatly missed. I always read with interest his contributions to the chiro-sci list. His invaluable chiropractic historical archive will continue to be hosted at the Chiropractic Resource Organization online at
    Thanks for everything Joe.

  135. Ted L. Shrader, D.C.,F.I.C.C. says:

    Joe Keating’s life, his career, in so many ways and degrees, went forward with one purpose- advancing our chiropractic profession. His efforts bave no equal. I truly suspect and trust that from them will come students inspired and enabled by him to step into those wonderful shoes. Perfect motivation there, for the scholarship fund in his name.

  136. Jon Floto, DC says:

    I remember Dr. Keating as an instructor at Palmer-West. I will remember him as one of my most influential instructors. He taught me how to dissect an article and how to understand the validity of the science behind any claims.

    Those who have not read or been associated with him may not know how truly influential he has been to our profession. The chiropractic profession has lost one of it’s “greats” much too soon.

    I am honored to have known him and am deeply saddened by his passing. My heart goes out to his family. Thank you for sharing him with us.

    Jon Floto, DC

  137. Keith Charlton says:

    What a loss to us all worldwide. I mourn his passing greatly.
    Keith Charlton, Brisbane, Queensland

  138. Dr William Pfeifer says:

    I feel so fortunate that my wife Mary and I were able to spend a full day with Joe in his home prior to the 2006 HOD meeting in Scottsdale. To see his collection, hear his stories along with all the valuable history was simply wonderful. Now I wish I had recorded his stories. For those who have never had the pleasure of sharing a day at home with Joe I cannot relay the full sense of passion, commitment, enjoyment in his quest to continually expand and share his extensive knowledge. For any of you who had stepped inside Joe?s home for even a quick cup of coffee will acknowledge that Joe was ?Chiropractic History?. He will be missed. God Bless him and his family.

  139. Harold says:

    I have never met a member that was so dedicated to truth, history and chiropractic without being a chiropractor. I was always a joy to talk to Dr. Joe. We will truly miss him. God Bless

  140. Jan says:

    I did not have the pleasure of knowing Dr Keating. I know of the work that he has done and as a chiropractic student, I am grateful. To his family, may you find peace in your hearts knowing that he is at peace.

  141. Karen E, B?low says:

    Joe, you made a difference in my life and the lives of many others in the chiropractic profession. Thanks for gracing us with your presence both personally and professionally. You are truly a gift.

  142. James R Spiering, DC says:

    Joe, you will be remembered long for your incredible contribution to our profession, both by your enthusiasm for recording the historical value of chiropractic, and for urging us to continue to quantify and verify the value of what we all do. Godspeed.

  143. Constance Moore, DC says:

    Thank you and God Bless You!

  144. Randy Hewitt, DC says:

    Joe’s wonder and heart were evident in all that he did. I’m thankful for having shared in his life, and especially thankful for having heard him sing.

  145. Lynn A. Hansen says:

    Thank you for all your contributions to our profession. You will be missed.

  146. Dr says:

    Thank you for all your contributions to our profession. You will be missed.

  147. Brad Dickson, DC says:

    Thank you for all your contributions to our profession. You will be missed.

  148. James J. Lehman says:

    Great man is lost to his family and our profession… A great loss to the chiropractic profession, many friends, and his siblings.

  149. Dr Mark Schulman says:

    Out profession has lost a prolific genius. Our historical past is as important as our pending future. God Bless your soul Dr Joseph Keating

    Mark Schulman DC
    Princeton, NJ

  150. Dr. Jerrold Simon says:

    Dr. Keating. What a giant you were, especially in the field of chiropractic history. Thank you for your dedication and all your contributions. God be with your family during this difficult time.

  151. Linda says:

    He was an extraordinary researcher and history. Rest in peace.

  152. James A. Mertz, DC, DACBR, FICC says:

    Dr. Joseph C. Keating was recently awarded honorary status as a Fellow in the International College of Chiropractors, a very high distinction for a non-chiropractor, and well deserved.

  153. Joseph James Murphy, DC says:

    A Chiropractic giant! One of our only true research scientists, Joe will be missed by all and especially our prfession. My heart goes out to his family. God Bless them all.

  154. K. Jeffrey Miller, DC, DABCO says:

    Joe is now a significant part of our professions history. Unfortunately, much too early. He and his contributions will be missed by many. I only knew Joe for the past five month but feel I like I lost a good friend.

    God Bless Him.

  155. Shawn Phelan, DC says:

    I got to know Joe a little bit while I was at LACC. That beard, his encyclopedic knowledge of our profession, his sense of humor and his Birkenstocks were his trade marks. I am sorry to hear he has passed.

  156. Massachusetts Chiropractic Society says:

    Dr. Keating’s friends and colleagues from Massachusetts send their most sincere sympathies on the loss of a true chiropractic pioneer.

  157. Stephen M Savoie, DC says:

    I had the pleasure and privilege to work with Joe some years ago. He was an asset to our profession and his contributions will continue to teach future chiropractors for years to come.

  158. Rolf E. Peters, MCSc, DC, FICC, FACC says:

    Having known Joe for over 15 years as a great researcher in the history of chiropractic, I was shocked and saddened at his untimely demise. He has given so much and would have given so much more to the history of chiropractic. This is a very heavy loss to all chiropractic historians.

  159. Mary Ann Chance, DC, FICC, FACC says:

    Joe’s presence amongst us challenged us to match his honesty, integrity and excellence of scholarship. He was a loyal friend and generous spirit, sharing his discoveries with anyone who had an interest. We’ll miss him.

  160. Michael Wiles says:

    Dr. Keating will be sadly missed by the chiropractic profession. He was a tireless worker for this profession – dedicated to raising its standards and celebrating its history. He had a way of doing what we don’t seem to be able to do ourselves: bringing our weak points to our attention, often in a creative, articulate, “rub it in your face” fashion, as if to say to us, well, here it is, now what are you going to do about it. We’ll all deeply miss that challenge. We’ve lost a great man. May he rest in peace.

    Dr. Mike Wiles,
    Dean, NWCC

  161. Dr. says:

    Joe has left us too early! I am deeply saddened by his passing. He will be missed by multitudes. Joe- thank you for the postcard!

  162. Robert D. Weissman D.C. says:

    A special gift to our profession. Dr. Keating will be greatly missed.

  163. Jeremy Rodrock DC says:

    Thanks for all you have done for our profession.

  164. DeAnna says:

    You kept us ever mindful that reseach does not “prove” anything. Rest in peace.

  165. Dr. George Sloma says:

    While I did not know Dr. Keating personally, I did love to read his articles and publications in Dynamic Chiropractic…he will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends through this difficult time.

  166. Dr. Kenneth G. Osia says:

    Thank you for your gennerous contributions to the Chiropractic profession.

  167. Dr. Rand Baird says:

    My condolences to his family – and his family is the whole chiropractic profession. Joe, you were always a good friend and colleague to me. God bless you and may you rest in peace.
    Now you, too, are part of chiropractic history.

  168. National Board of Chiropractic Examiners says:

    To Dr. Keating’s family: Our condolences to each of you on the loss of your brother, uncle and friend. The Board of Directors and Staff

  169. Dr. Rand Baird says:

    My condolences to his family – and his family is the whole chiropractic profession. Joe, you were always a good friend and colleague to me. God bless you and may you rest in peace.
    Now you, too, are part of chiropractic history.

  170. Brian Enebo says:

    Joe, thank you for being a mentor. Your insight has had a lasting influence on my career. I will always appreciate your personal time and effort while I was a student.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Joe’s family. You will be missed.

  171. Kathryn Cooper says:

    Joe and I only knew each other a short time when one considers the span of 57 years that he was with us. However, his sense of humor and gentle spirit will always remain in my memory of him. My most sincere condolences are extended to Joe’s family.

  172. Cynthia BolesState Farmkcmo says:

    Although I only knew you a short time, I thourghly enjoyed our visits. Words can not express my sadness of your passing. My prayers to your family. GOD BLESS to you and them. Rest in Peace.

  173. Kurt Hegetschweiler says:

    Dr. Keating will be missed by all of us who loved his love for chiropractic history and his incredible wealth of insightful and witty writings. God Bless

  174. Richard Day says:

    As a student at Cleveland I only knew you a short while. You always took the time to chat with students and discuss all aspects of chiropractic and life in general. I found you to be a charming and caring individual and I am a better person for having known you. You will be missed!

  175. Patrick Montgomery, D.C. says:

    You and I have been good buddies since the early days of Palmer-West. Having to say goodbye now is much too soon. We had still many more good times and good work ahead of ourselves. It will not be the same without you. See you again in the stars, my good friend. Yahete!!

  176. J. says:

    When I heard of Joe’s passing I reflected on the first time I met him over 25 years ago and the last time in Scottsdale, last year at the ACA HOD meeting. Our correspondenc via email and his willingness to write and share so much historical information and especially the battles in Louisiana will always be treasured. He was a mentor to many in reverence to the rich history of the profession
    while reminding us all of the responsibilies we have to the present and future A gentle man of principles and wisdom, he will long be remembered and always appreciated for the footprints he left behind. May he rest in Peace.

  177. Holly says:

    Thank you showing me how exciting and important studying chiropractic history really is to our profession. You will be missed greatly.

  178. Rob Leach, DC, MS, FICC says:

    Words will never be enough to express my appreciation for Joe’s mentoring of my meager efforts to contribute to chiropractic science over the past two decades. My prayers go to his sisters and family, may “God Bless.”

  179. Mary Lou says:

    Joey,my big brother, you were always just a call away……I don’t think I will ever stop missing you…..I am so grateful for the good childhood memories you gave me

  180. Margarita says:

    My most sincere condolences to all his family, my prayers are with you. Mr. Joe was a very special person he will always remain in my heart.

  181. Michael says:

    Joe I will miss you. We knew each other for many years. I gained an even greater respect for you after our last meeting in April 07. May you rest in peace.

  182. Norman Kettner says:

    Joe left the chiropractic profession a legacy of valuable ideals, but especially that of moral courage.

  183. Karl C. Kranz, DC, Esq. says:

    Joe, the world seems gloomier and a bit chillier today. Your candle has been extinguished. You were a good, honest, intelligent and caring person and you left us the caretakers of a profession in a world that seems to be growing more bitter and cynical, and more overwhelmed with each passing day.

    Always a crusader for the truth, you were outspoken to a fault and whether one agreed with you or not, I could always count on you to be stalwart champion of professional integrity, curiosity, intellectual honesty and critical thinking. Like it or not, you challenged us, Joe. You forced us to reason philosophically and question the epistemology of chiropractic theory; its methods, validity, scope and causation. I didn?t always enjoy it but, were it not for you, I would not even know how to spell ?epistemology? let alone know what it meant. I have since learned. You were like that though. You always pushed, poked, prodded and cajoled us to reach down deeper into ourselves to develop our understanding and broaden our horizons, as persons and professionals. Thank you! You not only spoke about professional responsibility and principles, as so many have done, you were the embodiment of principled responsibility. You were a challenge. You always challenging us individually and as a profession to rise to the occasion and be accountable. You were controversial at times; cultivated skepticism and could be argumentative but even-tempered in the heat of discourse one moment, but kind and genteel in the next when the moment had passed and debate ended. I will miss those moments.

    Joe you were a knight Templar of chiropractic?s history. You were to chiropractic history as Ken Burns? films are to the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). You brought to life the many voices of those who have gone before us, like C.O. Watkins, DC and John J. Nugent, DC ? chiropractic?s quiet ?Abraham Flexner? and countless others by chronicling the times and events, and the trials and tribulations of a struggling profession. You showed us where we came from and what might have been. Thank you, again. Today, you walk among them.

    Joe, you were not only a professional acquaintance of mine; you were my friend. I hope you know that.

  184. Lawrence says:

    Thank you for being the conscience of the profession. You will be greatly missed.

  185. Joyce Whitehead says:

    We in the library at National University of Health Sciences had the opportunigy to meet with Joseph Keating when he came here periodically to search our archives. His enthusiasm for chiropractic history was contagious as well as inspiring and he shared his work generously. We are all saddened by the loss of this friend and colleague.

  186. dr Khan says:

    May you rest in Peace!!!!!

  187. dr says:

    God will give him peace

  188. Craig Nelson says:

    Joe never strayed from the path of honesty, integrity, and generosity. A great loss for all.

  189. Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, PhD says:

    What a terrible loss, personally and professionally. I pray that Joe found peace.

  190. Elizabeth Harrison says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    Elizabeth Harrison

  191. Douglas Metz, DC says:

    Both your personal and professional family will miss you greatly. Thank you for your work, your passion for the profession, and for helping us remember our chiropractic history and think about chiropractic in new and different ways. “One life really can make a difference”; I totally agree.

  192. Bruce Hodges, D.C. says:

    Thank You Joe for all you have given to the profession you loved so much.
    I will miss you very much.

  193. Richard E Vincent, DC says:

    Your legacy is that of conscience…thank you for the burrs under the chiropractic saddle…. you will live on within those who care for the future of our pofession

  194. tom hyde says:

    Joe certainly touched me and I will miss badly our conversations and interactions. When I received the news of his passing, I can’t tell you the shock I felt. He will always be with me. I wish his family the best in these difficult times.

  195. Wayne C. Wolfson, D.C. says:

    With deepest sympathy and respect.

  196. Diane says:

    Joey I will miss you so very much
    I am such at a loss from words…it hurts

  197. Dr. Richard G. Brassard says:

    May you rest in Peace!!!!!

  198. Louis Sportelli, D.C. says:

    We will miss you Joe.

  199. Krissy says:

    I don’t think the hole in my heart will ever heal from the loss of my brother.

    I pray that the chiropractic world continues to be challenged by his work.

    One life really can make a difference.

  200. New Chiro Student says:

    Thanks Joe!

  201. Joseph A. Murphy DC says:

    what a gentle giant Joe was in our training and education. He was a great friend and mentor Joe left us way too early. i will always have fond memories of you.