Memorial Site for Joe Buberger, Jr.

We held a memorial on Monday, August 11, 2008 to celebrate Joe’s life and the way he has enriched all of ours. It was an incredible, moving experience. This page offers links to pictures, readings and other elements, for friends who were unable to attend, and for people who were there and want something to help remember the evening.

Cole posted a nice album on Facebook, I’ve posted the few pictures I managed to take on flickr.

The memorial started at 7 PM with half an hour of eating and mingling, and a slide show which you can now watch online. (If your browser is crashing when you try to view the slide show page, here is a text-only version of the page that will let you download it for viewing outside the browser.)

Here’s how the rest of the memorial program went. I will add links as I get pictures and movies available online:

Welcome & Brief Opening Story [Cole]
Reading, “I Like You” [Cole]
Opening Prayer [Chaplain Bob]
Song from “A Christmas Carol” [Randy]
Eulogy [Amanda]
Poem—The Dash [Chaplain Bob]
Sharing and Emails [Cole will begin and then guide]
Poem—“Wherever You Go” [Chaplain Bob]
Song—“Where Are We Gone” [Juliette leads, group joins]
Reading—Psalm 23/ The Lord’s Prayer [Chaplain Bob]
Goodbye [Cole]
Song—“Under the Sea” [Everyone sings]

This page is still very much a work in progress, so please help—if you have any details, pictures or other documents you can share, please send email to

If you are moved to contribute, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following organizations:

Hopkins School
In memory of Joseph F. Buberger, Jr. for the Theater program
986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 397-1001
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
The Larry Shue Fund, in memory of Joe Buberger, Jr.
108 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 224-1761
HospiceCare Foundation, Inc., in memory of Joe Buberger, Jr.
(608) 327-7164

(If you are looking for the theatrical résumé that Joe used to host on this page you can find it here).