Sunday, November 21, 2021

Celebrating the life of David Joffe

Friends will be coming together tomorrow evening (Nov. 22) to celebrate the life of longtime East Village resident David Joffe, who died on Nov. 1. He was 81. (Thank you Eden for the flyer.) 

The memorial takes place outside at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on the SE corner of Ninth Street and Avenue B starting at 5 p.m. The evening includes some complimentary food, including hot dogs and fries from Nathan's. (In case of rain, the memorial will move inside Trinity.) 

Even if you didn't know Joffe, a flea market vendor, you likely saw him on Avenue A or in the Tompkins Square Park dog run (RIP Cookie) wearing one of his many goofy and/or provocative T-shirts ("Oh No! I'm Becoming My Mother!")


Anonymous said...

Oh no !
Terrible news.
He was sooooo funny !

Anonymous said...

Had a couple of engaging conversations in the dog park. A real loss for the neighborhood. He was an original.

Pennys herb co said...

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Dave would come in every day w/ cookie❤️
An order-
Small coffee with milk
Buttered Kaiser roll
Daily news
N then go across the street n sit in the park ❤️πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€

Eden Bee said...

It was a wonderful memorial thanks to MiChe who took care of him for the past several years. Many came and then we went to the park at 7pm and told stories about Dave.

Atticus's mom said...

I will miss our dog park chats.

Anonymous said...

I worked for David back in the 90's helping him out with his flea market booths. I had met him at the dog run and started chatting with him in the morning's and eventually worked for him one summer.
He sold jewelry and other items and had a nice business going...he was so kind and really funny, we had many laughs and I always remember that summer fondly. RIP David, you were one of a kind!