Memorial service for Joe Ades  FEB 09 2009

Gothamist reports that a small memorial service was held for beloved NYC veggie peeler salesman Joe Ades on Saturday afternoon in Union Square.

As an answer to questions of how Joe's legacy of unique salesmanship would be carried on, Ruth answered "My father always told me that my inheritance would be forty cartons of peelers, and it was. He left them all to me. I'm going to go home and practice on some potatoes, and then come out to his old spot on 17th and Union Square West and show all of you."

His children also said that two days before he died, Joe received his US Citizenship.

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