Joseph Ardizzone - July 29,
Esteemed Hero of Private Property Rights
Willets Point, Queens, New York City
The following message from Robert LoScalzo
is an elegant tribute to Joseph Ardizzone:
From: Robert LoScalzo
Sent: Fri, Jul 29, 2016 6:25 pm
Subject: Joe Ardizzone Rest In Peace
With a heavy heart, I'm writing to relay
what I heard now by telephone from Joe's good friend, Tony Simone.
Joe passed away a short while ago today at the hospital.
Joe often said enthusiastically that he considered life "one
big learning experience," that he had lived very well and
with no regrets whatsoever.
He had anticipated this day. More than once he remarked: "When
it's my time, if I get to see God, the first thing I'm going
to do is ask him, 'What'd you have to go and do that for? I was
having such a great time!'"
I'm attaching a few photographs showing Joe in his various modes.
Outside the Appellate Division court in Manhattan; exiting his
house wearing his Revolutionary War uniform; on a rooftop overlooking
Willets Point Boulevard; and celebrating his 84th birthday earlier
Joe was proud to take a stand for private property rights. Here
is a link to a 2-minute audio recording -- the introduction of
Joe by Robert Prentiss when Joe received an award from the Property
Rights Foundation of America in 2013: