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Joseph "Joe" Maroscia, age 85, of Sycamore, formerly of Willowbrook, IL, passed away at his home in Sycamore, IL., Thursday evening, June 10, 2010.BORN: He was born March 7, 1925 in Altoona, PA, the son of Camillo and Angela Maria (Perretta) Maroscia. EARLY YEARS:Joe grew up in Altoona for a time and attended local schools. OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY:Later the family moved to Cicero, IL, where Joe worked for the railroad company and did business with Campbell Soup. Although he never formally served his country in the military, he did support the war by working in a torpedo manufacturing plant in Forrest Park, IL during WWII. In later years he worked in the steel business for a local family owned company, Lexington Steel.RESIDENTIAL HISTORY: Joe was proud of his Italian heritage and it wasn’t uncommon for many members and sometimes generations of family to live under one roof. He continued that tradition in 1963 by moving with his sister to their home in Willowbrook where they recently made their home before moving to his present home in Sycamore. LIFE NOTES: Walker, MN, was a summer home for family and friends where they made memories as well as reminisced about memories already made. In younger years Joe could always be seen with a rod and reel in his hand. Later, that passion transferred to the golf course where instead of a fishing pole a putter was his constant companion. Joe was an athlete in his younger years and was known to be an avid bowler in addition to the many softball teams he played on in the area. Joe loved music, especially jazz, and dabbled in guitar as young man, later turning to piano as the years passed. He was an avid fan of all racing and made the trek to the Indianapolis 500 for many years. Sunday afternoons were made for golf tournaments. Joe was one-of-a kind. He was a man whose strength of character was only matched by his strength of will. He would give you the shirt of his back if you asked and then give a little more to anyone in need. The mark he left on friends and family was long lasting and unique, and one that will never be forgotten. SURVIVORS: He is survived by two siblings, Theresa Maroscia of Sycamore, IL, and Daniel (Dorothy) Maroscia of Plainfield, IL;Her nieces, Joan (Steven) O’Connor of Maple Park, IL, and Linda (Jack) Goldfarb of Florida;One nephew, Michael (Nancy) Maroscia of Somonauk, IL and a family of friends. PRECEDED:He was preceded in death by his parents, three siblings: Michael Maroscia, Annemarie Maroscia and Attilio "Art" Maroscia.VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. with a wake service to begin at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. A mass to celebrate his life will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a time of visitation from 9:30-10:15 a.m., Thursday, June 17, 2010 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Maple Park, IL. Fr. Joachim Tyrtania, pastor of the church will officiate and interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in his name to benefit: Checks may be made to the "Joe Maroscia Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. with a wake service to begin at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. A mass to celebrate his life will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a time of visitation from 9:30-10:15 a.m., Thursday, June 17, 2010 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Maple Park, IL. Fr. Joachim Tyrtania, pastor of the church will officiate.
Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.