Youngstown-Joseph Kaschak, Jr., 80, died on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019. He died nine months after his mother, Anne, who was 102 years old. Complications of surgery and age resulted in his death.
Joey, as he was affectionately called, graduated from Ursuline High School. He was employed for many years at the former Youngstown Ward Bakery and also at United Engineering for a short time. He loved his work, but made the decision to care for his mother after his father died. After graduation from high school, he inducted into the US Army and was stationed in Texas at Fort Hood for two years. He served his country and credited his service with giving him learning and lessons about livings that served him well throughout his life.
Joey lived most of his young life on Glenwood Ave., a cultural haven and enjoyed the wondrous benefits of growing up in Mill Creek Park and Volney Rogers. It was a special gift of a memorable youth full of nature and activity that he memorialized in his stories and conversations. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns.
He is survived by a daughter, Jeanine and grandchildren, Amanda and Chucky; and great granddaughter, Cleo; their father, Chuck; his sisters, Joanne (Joseph) Scarvell, Marlene (Richard) Calvaruso, and Patricia (Bruce) Wood; and a family of many endearing nieces and nephews and their children; also surviving cousins, who include Marcella, Peggy, and Stephen, of New York City, with whom he had a special relationship. He was a rich heritage of family and loving children who celebrated him throughout his life. There were always celebrations and travel with his sisters, ballgames, and car shows that delighted him.
He experienced the deaths of his grandparents, his father and mother, and all of his uncles and aunts. That is the story of a rich history of a culture filled with family and good friends.
There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held in the spring in Mill Creek Park to celebrate his life.
There is much to be said about his care in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. His family wishes to acknowledge their appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff in Critical Care. They live up to the spiritual and physical oaths they take to honor the lives of those they serve.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home.
Friends may view Joey’s memorial tribute page and send condolences at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com
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