Joe Krieg, a young man who worked at the Local Bean for the last year, died Jan. 1 in Sacramento. There is no other information about his death, but the Local Bean posted notes on Facebook saying the shop will close at 10 a.m. Saturday so workers can attend his funeral in West Sacramento.
They also wrote this:
“Staff and customers at The Local Bean Cafe (Joe's coffee family) are devastated beyond words at the tragic loss of Joe. He made a huge impact on everyone he came into contact with. We loved him greatly. His smile, his gentle manner, his cheeky wit, his loyalty and his great passion for life and what it held for him in the years to come. He had a very wise head on young shoulders but had the mischievous look of the youngster he was.”
There’s a GoFundMe page to cover his funeral expenses, with any excess to be donated in his name to the Pacific Crest Trail Association.