Walk into a restaurant or bar in Jersey City and Hoboken and there will likely be a little piece of Joseph Curado inside.
The beloved woodworker's legacy lives on through his "sexy wood" pieces he made special for dozens of locales and households in the area.
Curado of Fairfield died died on Jan. 28 at 42 years old.
Known in the region for not only his skill but his vibrance and charisma, Curado opened Tribeca Grain in Jersey City a decade ago using scraps from his family's New York City restaurant.
Tribute after tribute came pouring in on social media, each one remembering Curado -- affectionately known as "Joe Wood" -- as a larger than life force.
"The world lost an amazing talent and will forever love all the "sexy wood" you crafted," @sydinteriorsnyc wrote in an Instagram tribute. "You are an inspiration and a bright soul."
"We are all in shock that we have lost you," @anna.francesscutti said on Instagram. "You've touched so many people in life, Joe. Thank you for being such a force, role model and true friend. You've really set the bar high."
"To see how many people are, and have been, and always will be, vitalized, juiced up, and forever dazzled by him," said @abcdcheese, "was a beautiful thing to witness."
Entombment was at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum in North Arlington.
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