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Joseph Lloyd Selkow August 03, 1958 ~ September 05, 2019


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Joe Selkow of West Melbourne passed away on September 5, 2019 at Homes Regional Medical Center. He was 61.

Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of Peggy Shaw and Lloyd Selkow. He was a painter by trade, a musician/comedian and creator of often creepy artwork.

Pets were his passion. Joe developed stupid pet tricks years before it became a television phenomenon, though never sought credit or acknowledgment for his innovation.

His influences include Herman Hesse, Hymen Roth, Alan Watts and Ed Wood.

He is survived by siblings Ed Selkow, Maggie Harp, Cindy Selkow, Rob (Gretchen) Selkow. Nieces Bethany (Nate) Lusk, Justine (Martin) Russum, Nephews Andrew Selkow, John (Brittney) Selkow, great nieces and nephews Sam, Joseph and Isaac Russum, Chloe, Keith and Gracie Selkow, Makyah and Katrielle Lusk.

At Joe’s request, there will be no public service or memorial because he did not want any inappropriate jokes made in his presence that he could not top.

In his final moments, he expressed gratitude to theatrical agent Danny Rose and mentioned that Eric DeNiro still owes him $20.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be to Humane Society of South Brevard, 2600 Otter Creek Ln. Melbourne, Fl 32904


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Cindy Selkow

September 9, 2019, 5:55 pm

I do believe Uncle Joe would love his obituary

Terrie S Leadbeater

September 9, 2019, 9:18 pm

Very sorry to hear about your loss, prayers of comfort to the family. Kevin, Terrie, and family 💜

MaryAnn DeCrescenzo

September 10, 2019, 7:50 am

My heart is so heavy. His musical talent was phenomenal. His humor unmatchable. So grateful to have had Joe as my teacher and most of friend. Music died Sept 5, 2019

Jose lopez

September 10, 2019, 8:27 am

Was going to meet him soon but ower timing didn’t work out,.Meg so sorry to hear that sending prayers for you and your family Amen… friend

P Clifton

September 15, 2019, 11:30 am

Oh, Maggie 😞. A bright shining soul, he was. I’m shocked. He was still so young. My condolences go out to your family and friends.

Patty Gonzales-Hermanson

September 15, 2019, 6:34 pm

I love you Joe 😢. Maggie and family you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I prayed last night and told him I had a huge crush on him every since I met him at 8 years old and I wanted him to know I kept my lil secret for a long time 🥰 Rest in paradise with Daddy and Bobby… send me a sign every now and then.

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