Open Letter to Joe Mascolo: Please be back on your feet very soon. DAYS would never be the same without you. They say that no actor is irreplaceable, but I think you're the one exception. No one else could so perfectly capture that pure sense of family devo tion, though it's often disguised within the wicked schemes you accomplish. I've followed Stefano DiMera for thirty years and through the years have been "guilty" of loving the character, as well as impressed with YOUR acting skills.