JOSEPH PORCELLI TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MANY PEOPLE
JUNE 6,1947 – JANUARY 14,2004
Joseph was born in New York June.6, 1947. As a boy inspiration began in his father’s New York barber shop. Joe enjoyed earning a little extra money shining shoes in “Jack’s Barber Shop.”
As a young man, he went on to become the ships barber in the U.S. Navy 1966-1970. While stationed in Florida, Joseph and his wife decided to relocate and begin a new life. They hoped to start a business and a family in Palm Beach County.
In 1972 the dream of His Hair Design and the birth of their first child became reality. Joe was one of the first hair replacement specialists in the Palm Beach area and also a very talented barber. Joe was serious, but humorous too; ambitious, with a single-mindedness of what was right. You could always expect a smile and kind words from Joe when walking in the salon door.
In 1978 Joe and JoMarie moved their small business a little further north on US Hwy #1 to the current location. They worked together to create a successful salon and hair replacement center.
Joe was a strong influence on the family and was thrilled when his children later entered the business and helped it to grow. Many changes and improvements have been made through the years including the new name, Advance Hair Design. In 2000 the salon was completely renovated and expanded.
Joe lived life to the fullest! He was passionate about his health, basketball, waterskiing, hunting, motorcycle and bicycle riding, traveling with his wife and many other hobbies. He was a devoted usher at St. Clare’s church.
Getting to know people was important to Joe. This resulted in many clients who became life long friends.
To Joe, love of and support of his family was not just the most important thing-It was the only thing. It was the reason for everything else.
On January 14, 2004 Joe passed away suddenly of a pulmonary embolism. He and his wife shared a 35th wedding anniversary about a week prior. He was 56 years old.
Joe is missed immensely by his wife and children, his sisters, and countless friends and family members.
We consider ourselves lucky to have loved and been loved by him. He continues to be a strong presence in our memories and daily lives. He would be proud to see how his legacy has continued to thrive and progress.