Saturday, March 22, 2008

JOE (VANI) SHERMAN: 1913 - 2008


Chester and Joe (Vani) Sherman


Joe with Tommy Holbrook at his 94th birthday party.



Before both performances yesterday in Frisco, TX our Ringmaster John Moss made the following announcement:

"Ladies and Gentlemen, the entire cast and crew of the Kelly-Miller Circus would like to dedicate this performance to the memory of Mr. Joe Vani, America's Oldest Circus Clown, who passed away this morning at the age of 94."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this article. He was truly a great performer. I had the opportunity to talk to Vani via telephone. He was always upbeat and a pleasure to hear from. He will be missed. If you want to send condolences to the family, send it to Ahaase223@yahoo.com or call Haase Funeral Home at 1-262-877-3013.

Terese Administrator/Director ICHOF 414-290-0105

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this article:

I had the opportunity to talk via the telephone with this wonderful upbeat man. Vani was truly a great performer and will be missed.

There is a visitation on Sunday March 31st 3-6 pm at Haase Derrick Lockwood Funeral Home 620 Legion Dr Twin Lakes Wisconsin

To send condolences to the family send email to Ahaase223@yahoo.com or call 1-262-877-3013...

Terese Administrator/Director ICHOF

Colleen said...

Joe Vani was my great-uncle. I'd love to have any pictures/articles/information on him. I don't have much history so, anything I can learn would be great.

send to shamrock1269@yahoo.com

Thanks