Joe Hammeke’s Celebration of Life Photos and Video
Friends and family gathered at the Pink Motel Saturday Jan. 15th, 2022 to share memories of our beloved Joe Hammeke.
Dressen, Buddy and more on the guest list seized the day in Joe’s honor
Epic location for a Thrasher legend
Lannie and Felix, hauling in the custom boards by Ed Templeton
You know Oskar was on it
Can’t remember what Vanessa and Anna were talking about here
but they definitely brought joy to the event
Cranny, always classy in the rides department
T-Bird, wouldn’t have missed it for the world
Ashley and the fam too, of course
Dunc made it!
With Jay Meer of Burnside fame
Bertolucci and Lance Dawes, dapper AF
Who’s this Westy wizard?
Behold! Sir Haslam!
Max brought the Hammeke vibes in more ways than one
Our guy Eben, probably biked in from Yosemite
The Spider Provosts!
Bring your beagle, if you got one
Thank God the mag wars are over. Jon and Joey, worthy fuckin’ adversaries
Ryan Maddox and co. all the way from Albuquerque. Great to finally meet
And from the world of concrete-doc talking heads…Coan “Buddy” Nichols. Thanks again, Buddy
Street Meza, in the wild!
I hope I get at least one Bones Brigader at my memorial
Liz made it
Flip-flops, giant bowl of avo?
Gotta be Señor Bailey! With amazing food from his ranch. Thank you, Steve!
Who’s this shutter bug?
Master builder David “Shaggy” Palmer, joined by SF’s Sean Gutierrez
And featuring Erica and Magda as the tastemakers of the event
Here we go…
Nebraska legend Donny Diedrich, with a custom T-shirt featuring a young Joe?! They grew up together
The brothers Anderson pay their respects
Shallow-end dismantler Chris Livingston and Ace’s Joey Tershay
Vax check at the gate. Thank you, everybody
Vans’ Jamie Hart. He and Joe went around the world twice…together
Lots of beautiful photos
First blood from the pool?
DJ Wez Lundry got too hyped too soon
Our guy Dave Syp
Texas Dan skulks the deep end
Oliver and Larry, gear talk in the shallow
An amazing turnout for Joe
Andrew played MC while friends shared cherished memories
Joe’s friend Jesse Shriver from his union job gave a helluva speech
Makes you realize that Joe made an impression and friends wherever he went
Ashley had some special Skate Rock memories, including a trip to the Great Wall with Joe
“I was from the other side of the tracks.” Donny’s stories were incredible
Cranny waxes poetic
Jessica’s stories from Joe’s wild days in Portland had us dying
Helps to know your audience I guess
Joe’s amazing wife Jessica went last. She had us laughing and crying for over ten minutes. Amazing stuff, Jess!
Lots of hugging required
Crazy thing, this skateboarding family
Twuan and Baca
The future—Felix and Waygnar
Parts in a quiet moment
Jerry without his glasses? Respect
Amy and a friend
Malto and Sza
Tim Cis and Diggler, on slice
Nice speech, Ash
Thrasher fam, Bubz and Bo-Def
Joe shot some of Ryan’s craziest stunts
And the Pabich’s first Thrasher interview, too
Into the night with William Spencer and the Mez. Probably talking special effects
When the sun goes down the legends come out—Ben Schroeder!
Schmitty made a killer slideshow and Talkin’ Schmitt-style video presentation
Folks from Nebraska, AZ, Oregon, Nor-Cal and even as far aways as Hawaii made it
The Rhoades, also my carpool buddies
Kill tunes all night long
All for Joe
He woulda been so stoked
Texas Dan and Punk Rock Matt
AZ road dogs
And life goes on. We love you, Hammekes!