Joe Karscig died peacefully on Monday, August 27, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Mary Karscig for 45 years, and the loving father of three children, Christine Karscig, Brian Karscig and Amy Woods and a wonderful son-in-law, Dean Woods. He also leaves behind his most cherished granddaughters, Margaret Catherine (Maggie) Woods and Dorothy (Dottie) Woods and many loved brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Joseph.
Joe was the son of the late Philomena (Vetere) Karscig and Joseph Karscig of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Joe and his family moved to San Diego in January of 1985 and Joe instantly became a proud "almost native" of California.
Joe graduated from the University of Pittsburgh as a mechanical engineer and has owned his own business for the last twenty-six years. He was a man of great character and work ethic. Prior to owning his own business, he worked in management for United States Steel, Alcoa, E.G. Smith and Cyclops Steel, all headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Joe enjoyed traveling the world, jokes, playing cards and, ultimately, being with his family. He was a season ticket holder for the San Diego Chargers and one of their biggest fans. He supported many charitable and political organizations and was very proud of the communities of Poway and Rancho Bernardo. Nothing was more important to him than his family, his friends and his dogs. His life was a journey marked with deeds of kindness and cheer. He will be so missed by all that knew and loved him.
A Memorial Mass, a celebration of Joe's life will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012, at 3pm at St. Gabriel Catholic Church located at 13734 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA. Casual dress, as Joe did not enjoy wearing ties and sport coats.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Donate Life California, 3465 Camino del Rio South, Ste 410, San Diego, CA 92108, or please visit: www.donatelifecalifornia.org/JoeKarscig.
Joe was an organ donor.