Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 3, 2013

Joah Michael Dye

EMPIRE — Joah passed away peacefully at home with his family after a two-year battle with melanoma. He kept a positive attitude throughout and faced each obstacle with courage and good humor.

Joah was a special guy who had a positive impact on the people he knew. He remembered the names and circumstances of everyone he met, no matter how long ago. When people couldn’t remember things, they would say, “Ask Joah,” and he would know. Along with his love for horses, music and restaurants, Joah loved traveling and meeting new people. We wish you well, Joah, on your new adventure and will join you when you can give us the grand tour.

Joah will be missed by his mom, Margaret (March) Dye, of Empire; his dad, Michael Dye, of California; his brother, Daylen (Deanna) Dye, of Grand Rapids; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and friends at every restaurant within a 100-mile radius.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made to Leelanau Horse Rescue, Inc., PO Box 859, Leland, MI 49654.

Please feel free to share your memories of Joah with his family at

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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