Jos's death was so sudden, inexplicable, and devastating that it suggested gifts to the Heart Association.
Jos's life suggests to us another charity. He loved bicycles; he loved associating with Spanish peoples; and he recycled. This suggests Pedals for Progress (P4P) a charitable organization that gives used bicycles to third world countries, mostly Spanish speaking countries.
The photo shows Jos wearing a bicycle tee shirt
between two sweet-looking Ecuadorian misses.
Click on the photo.
College buddy Alejandro Cabrera writes,
" The People's Guide to Mexico, Carl Franz's definitive and irreverant tome on traveling through my home country, Jos let me borrow this guide the first year we met in college. His lending it to me is one of my earliest memories of him.
He didn't so much as lend it as much as he pitched it, preached about it, proselytized.
I remember reading through it and thinking, even with what little I knew of him then, that it was almost as if he had written it himself. It had a certain flair, a different way of looking at life."