“All of us at Penton are so very sorry for the loss of Joe Fristik," said Dan Ashenden, group publisher for Contracting Business, Contractor, and HPAC Engineering.
"For over three decades, he was one of our own," Ashenden said. "Joe was a great boss, and everyone at Penton and in our industry respected him. He had many special traits and talents, especially his love of his family, friends and God. He brought so much integrity and great attitude to everything he did on both a personal and professional level.
“I had the opportunity and blessing to work with Joe over many years at Penton. He was my mentor, an always encouraging coach, and great supporter."
“Joe lived life with honesty and laughter. We will miss those moments of camaraderie, laughter, and that big, warm smile the most. Going forward, we will live everyday inspired by his spirit, and by his love for life and for our industry.”
Fristik was also active in industry associations, including AHRI, HARDI, and NATE.
Donations in Joe Fristik’s name can be made to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (greaterclevelandfoodbank.org); Truth for Life (TruthforLife.org); or The Cleveland City Mission (thecitymission.org/home).