Joseph Edward Ebersole

Born in Bethesda, MD on November 3, 1960

Departed on March 14, 2019 and resided in Atlanta, GA

Joseph (Joe) Edward Ebersole was born on November 3, 1960 in Bethesda, Maryland and on March 14, 2019 passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, which he called home for the last 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. John H. Ebersole and Marian Ebersole. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Paula Mason; his siblings Richard (Anita) Ebersole of Collierville, TN, Michael (Cathy) Ebersole of Elizabeth, CO, William Ebersole of Louisville, KY, Catherine Walker (Bob) of Lancaster, PA, and John Ebersole (Denise) of Saint Charles, IL. His numerous nieces and nephews will greatly miss having their favorite uncle, Joe, in their lives.
Joe attended Manheim Township High School in Lancaster, PA, before graduating from Emory University. Joe enjoyed a fulfilling career working at The Coca-Cola Company, Information Builders, Sybase, and for the past 20 years at TIBCO Software Inc. He treasured every day of work leading and loving the people on his team.
Joe’s passion for travel took him to exotic destinations with friends and family where stories were shared, and adventures were sought. Placing his toes in the sand and stepping into the water at a beautiful beach were among his favorites. He found joy in other people’s happiness and his support to everyone he knew was unmatched. Joe was known by all for his kind heart, humor, infectious laughter, and loyalty.
A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, March 31 at Inman Park United Methodist Church, 1015 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, his beloved family requests donations to Inman Park United Methodist Church.

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  1. Mike Williams March 19, 2019 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I know Joe is in a better place with lot and lots of wonderful people like Joe. I’m so lucky to have known Joe and called him a friend.

    He is alive in my heart and thoughts.

  2. Terry Sagedy March 19, 2019 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Dear Paula,

    Sending love to you and the hope that the coming days will bring you peace.

    Terry and Paul

  3. Lelia March 19, 2019 at 11:25 am - Reply

    My memories of Joe: full of energy – laughing, joking and cutting up – loving and enjoying friends and family – a courageous, kind and generous soul.

  4. Tami and Dana Donnelly March 19, 2019 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Love you Joe and will cherish our memories forever.

  5. Bill Romano March 19, 2019 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I worked for Joe at TIBCO. He was one of my first Managers in the Sales Engineering world. Joe was one of the best managers I’ve had in my career, and his leadership and example have had profoundly positive effects on my career trajectory in the years since I’ve worked with him. It would be hard to find a more loyal, dedicated, caring manager than Joe. I’m very thankful that I got to know Joe, and I’m incredibly saddened to hear of his passing. Deepest condolences to all who knew and loved him.

  6. Mark Elder March 19, 2019 at 11:51 am - Reply

    The best boss and finest character of person it’s ever been my privilege to work for and know as a friend. Bar none.

  7. Kim Larsen, Megan Graham March 19, 2019 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    with love

  8. Matthew McFee March 19, 2019 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Paula, my words will not help you feel any better, only time and the cherished memories you hold in your heart of Joe that will eventually help you heal. I will continue my prayers for you to find comfort and some peace knowing that Joe is smiling upon you every minute of everyday, until you are reunited once again and what a celebration for you both. Big Hug for you my friend.

  9. Scott Chapman March 19, 2019 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    I remember meeting Joe shortly after moving into Castleberry. He was sitting on the stoop at mueller while I was walking my dog.

    It wasn’t the last stoop encounter. It was a great place to catchup and shoot the breeze. His home was open to all. From Thanksgiving celebrations to Super Bowl Sunday parties. Joe didn’t know a stranger. He valued his friends and family.

    He will live in all of our hearts for all times. Until we see each other again my friend.

  10. JAMES FRANK KEMP March 19, 2019 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Paula please share my and Terry’s deepest condolences with your family and friends. You two made a great couple with lives full of adventure.

  11. Page Valgora March 19, 2019 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Joe, one of the funnest times of my life included time spent with you as a neighbor and good friend. Cherished memories. I know you’re at peace in a beach chair somewhere. You’ll be missed.

  12. Katherine Crowe March 19, 2019 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    The world was a better place with Joe in it. I’m heartbroken for him, Paula and all of his friends and family, but relieved to know he’s at peace, and smiling down upon all of us who loved him. Godspeed, dear friend.

  13. Gib Amstutz March 19, 2019 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Joe will be missed- especially by me- we started aTibco at the same time.

    We had a love/hate relationship giving me a chance to name him curmudgeon of the south.

    Joe kept me on the straight and narrow..and never let me forget how best to work with my peers.

    Joe…you will be missed- we’ll continue the admonishment on the other side

  14. Gib Amstutz March 19, 2019 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Joe will be missed- especially by me- we started Tibco at the same time.

    We had a love/hate relationship which led me to naming him curmudgeon of the south.

    Joe always kept me on the straight snd narrow and taught me the importance of being good leader of my peers.

    Joe- you will be missed-we will continue the admonishment on the other side….

  15. Patricia McGuigan March 19, 2019 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Joe , I was so glad that I had the honor and pleasure to be your friend , neighbor and hairstylist . You were truly one of the kindest , gentlest people I have ever met. You burned bright . Your love and light will be missed . But never forgotten . Rest In Peace my dear friend . You were loved . Peace and Light from Patty Mike and Bob Marley

  16. Patricia McGuigan March 19, 2019 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Joe, it was an honor and pleasure to have had you as a friend and neighbor for many years. You were one of the kindest and gentlest people that I have ever met. Your light burned bright . You will be missed , but not forgotten . Rest In Peace my friend. Love and Light from Patty , Mike and Bob Marley

  17. Claudia Wright & Carolyn Kennedy March 19, 2019 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Our condolences, thoughts, prayers, and love.
    Claudia & Carolyn

  18. Rich Garcia March 19, 2019 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Joe, you are a great person with a great spirit. You positively affected me personally and professionally, as you did with anyone you came in contact with. Godspeed.

  19. Paul & Jul Stevenson March 19, 2019 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Dear, Paula, family and friends. Our warmest thoughts and Prayers to all of you as we celebrate Joe’s life.

    Joe was such a good friend and created so many joyful times helping others…my hope, he continues to shine through all of us.

    God Bless and with all our love,

  20. Frank Meskowsky March 20, 2019 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Joe you are in my daily prayers. We cannot forget the good times we shared. Skoroda was just here a few weeks ago and we were talking about the good times and great people we all had the opportunity to work with. You are the man……keep strong my friend!

  21. Burthram Chambers March 20, 2019 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Joe was an amazing guy that inspired all around him. I will definitely cherish his friendship and the times we had. He will be missed. God bless your soul Joe. Eternal peace to you.

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  24. Hector Tapia March 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    My most sincere condolences to the Ebersole family, his wife and children.

    And thank you Joe for the friendship, camaraderie and mentorship of all the years at TIBCO. I learned a lot from you, I enjoyed our conversations, our shared perspectives and the feedback.

    You will always be remembered by the TIBCO community, the customers, the partners and the colleagues. Just as we all still remember and mourn Tony, we will always remember you and mourn your departure. You guys made TIBCO a great place to work.

    Hasta la vista querido amigo!

  25. Nina Menke and Mark Harman March 20, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    So many beautiful words about Joe from those who knew him well. I have vivid memories of his engaging kindness from meeting him and Paula at the Walkers in Lancaster. I know how much he meant to his sister Cathy and nephew Ryan, and can only imagine what Paula and his children are feeling. Our condolences to all his family, and I trust that over time the now painful thoughts of all that you are missing will become the comforting memories of all he has given you.

    • Nina Menke March 21, 2019 at 1:36 am - Reply

      … and what he meant to niece Cat…

  26. Sheila Jackson March 20, 2019 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Paula, you have my Condolences. Also Family and other friends. Yes, Joe was one of the Good Guys! Now He has His wings, but will definitely be missed in human form. God bless you Joesph Ebersole rest in paradise 🙏🏽

  27. PHILIPPE AMIEL March 20, 2019 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    A big though from France to Joe and his family. Joe hired me to join TIBCO in 2004 and has been a so great manager for me. Every year at kick off we had again some time to discuss together with great please. I will always remember Joe, these first few years at TIBCO with him. Rest in peace. Philippe

  28. Paulo Sampei March 21, 2019 at 2:11 am - Reply

    My most sincere condolences to the Ebersole family, his wife and children. RIP my friend. Sampei.

  29. Dmitry March 21, 2019 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Love u Joe.

  30. Marcia Gibson-Sharp March 21, 2019 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Paula, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and best friend, Joe. May you find peace and comfort in all the wonderful memories you both shared and made throughout the years.

  31. Rupal March 21, 2019 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    When I think of Joe, I think of a warm-hearted person with a joie de vivre. He welcomed us into his home and his heart, and he connected withy our son, Vijay, through his sense of mischief and playfulness. There is a quiet void without him here.

  32. Steven Levine March 21, 2019 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Joe was simply a great person to have had the opportunity to know and work with.

    High integrity and always there to support you.

    He’ll be missed…RIP

  33. Darleth Rebello March 22, 2019 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Condolences to the Ebersole family.
    RIP Joe Ebersole.

  34. Sumit Sahu March 22, 2019 at 4:29 am - Reply

    My sincere condolences to the Ebersole family. RIP Joe.

  35. Clayton Moore March 22, 2019 at 9:58 am - Reply

    From Clayton Moore and Sonali Ved – We really enjoyed our time with Joe at TIBCO. Condolences to the Ebersole family. RIP Joe.

  36. AnneCosentino March 22, 2019 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Find PEACE.

  37. Lucille Becky Powell March 23, 2019 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Dear Cathy, Bob and Family,
    I just want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I trust that your fond memories of Joe will give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    With sympathy,

  38. JN Moyne March 25, 2019 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the family. I also had the privilege of working regularly with Joe over a couple of decades and he was always one of the nicest (and modest) person whether it was in a meeting with difficult customer, enjoying each other’s company over dinner afterwards or even when picking you up from the airport way too early in the morning. You will be missed by many.

  39. Vasil Kajcovski March 26, 2019 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Condolences to the family from Amsterdam!

    Still can’t believe that you are not around. We go back for almost 20 years and it was a privilege to know you and work with you.

    Rest in peace buddy, you will not be forgotten.

    – Vasil

  40. Medha March 26, 2019 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Joe; one of the finest and most professional person I had worked with in my career at TIBCO. Joe; you will be missed. RIP

  41. Bill Castellano March 26, 2019 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Joe was always a great mentor, friend, and co-worker. Peace be with you my good man, and thanks for all the great times. You are very missed here.

  42. Nitin Raut March 26, 2019 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I worked with Joe for last 6 years. He always fought for the right things and never taken a no for the right things.

    Joe, you will be missed.

    My heartfelt condolences to Ebersole family. Our prayers and thoughts with you in this difficult time.
    May his soul rest on peace.

  43. Mark Darbyshire March 26, 2019 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Probaby the most decent person I had the privilege to know, to work with and to learn from.

  44. William McLane March 26, 2019 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Joe was always a passionate and caring man. I am going to miss the times we had together. The special light has gone out in the world.

  45. Heinz Schaffner March 27, 2019 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Joe and I had worked together for more than 10 years. In that time I got to know a man who always had a smile on his face and always saw things in a positive light. His positive energy was very inspirational. My condolences to the family.

  46. Ifoma Smart March 27, 2019 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Joe was was kind, compassionate and a great leader. You could always count on him to speak truth to power in any situation – especially when it involved “doing the right thing” for his employees, co-workers and customers. Thanks for being an inspiration, Joe. You’ll be missed.

  47. Ifoma Smart March 27, 2019 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Joe was a kind, compassionate and inspirational leader. He could always be counted to speak truth to power and “do the right thing” – especially in situations that involved his co-workers, employees and customers. He’ll be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Joe.

  48. Julien Ruaux March 27, 2019 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Joe was a kind and authentic person. He will be greatly missed. Thank you, Joe. Rest in peace.

  49. Donnie Atkins March 29, 2019 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Joe was a great person and great leader. You could always count on his support and guidance.
    I feel very lucky to have known Joe. He will be missed by so many.

    Thoughts and Prayers to Joe’s family.

    Rest in peace.

  50. Donnie Atkins March 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Joe was a great person and great leader. You could always count on his support and guidance.
    I feel very lucky to have known Joe. He will be missed by so many.

    Thoughts and Prayers to Joe’s family.

    Rest in Peace.

  51. herbie galloway March 29, 2019 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    I will miss joe’s friendship and conversation

  52. Savio Viana March 30, 2019 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Joe, I do not know if you will ever see these, if I were you I would be visiting other planets, exploring the universe now, but I hope one day we will meet again in eternity, maybe talk about the past and have a good laugh.

    I cannot say you made me a better person, but you showed me what a better man is, you made an impression on me, on Glaucia and on Barbara, and yes, one of her favorite phrase is your, that I will not post here, but I always remember you and have a laugh when she says it…

    You were a special person, and the people closest to you also were, as you deserved, Paula, your sister, your entire family, we were lucky to have you and you deserved them.

    When Joe was getting married, I as any other man, had no idea what to gift him, and your response was we do not need anything we have it all, if you will make a donation, and how fitting was that you choose an institution that was concerned about others, Tony’s foundation for children with Cancer.

    Now Paula maintains the legacy asking for donations for your church.

    Rest in peace my friend, hope to see you once again and share a couple of good moments in eternity.

    With Love, Savio, Glaucia and Barbara.

  53. Debieah Moore March 30, 2019 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    My condolences. I spent many times with my neighbor and friend. I hope you are at peace.

  54. Gerson Tavares March 31, 2019 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Joe, the last message I sent to you was to thank you so much for your help one more time, and you did this many times. Rest in peace my dear friend. Thank you for everything.

  55. Patrick Dempsey April 4, 2019 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Joe we go back 25+ years from the Sybase days through 20+ years at TIBCO. I will really miss you and the wisdom and humor you always brought to our times together. All the best to your family, God bless you always… Pat

  56. Paolo Pelizzoli April 5, 2019 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Joe, you will be missed! Rest easy.

  57. Caitriona Walsh-Cussen April 15, 2019 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Paula.- Sincere condolences I had the pleasure to work with Joe (at TIBCO) for the past 20 odd years ‘what a guy’ and ‘what a terrific Manager’ I adored our conversations especially around a long weekend as Joe always had a ‘honey do list’ that he would share with me. Wishing you comfort and support in these very difficult days and years a light has definitely gone out where Joe is concerned TIBCO will also miss Joe personally and professionally

  58. Caitriona Walsh-Cussen April 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    What a guy and what a Manager. I had the pleasure to work with Joe (at TIBCO) for over 20 years. joe used to love his ‘honey do list’ on long weekends. Joe will be a large void. Paula wishing you comfort in your days,months and years ahead.

  59. Patricia E Ascorra July 3, 2019 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I am just coming back from maternity leave and learned about Joe’s passing while I was out. I was so heartbroken that his light went out. Joe was one of kind, had an amazing sense of humor, and just had a way of putting everyone at ease, and making you feel welcomed. I will never forget him.

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