Joe and Patty Seger

I have known about this sad and trying situation for a while. Now that it is public, I think it worth sharing here.

Joe Seger is a learned man.
Director of the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University, professor of religion, authority in Middle Eastern pre-history, holder of multiple degrees – including one from Harvard University.
No amount of training, no field work, no esteemed degree prepared him for what he faces now as committed caregiver to Patty, his wife of almost 30 years.
Against Alzheimer’s disease, Joe, like so many others in his position, simply struggles to meet the daily challenges of a degenerative condition which, at this time, has no cure and daily steals more of his once bright and vibrant loved one away.

Read Joe and Patty’s story in the Sun Herald. I worked for three seasons with Joe at Gezer. That was several years before he married Patty.