Joseph N. Sciabica
JOSEPH N. SCIABICA SEPT 3, 1915 - OCT 29, 2010 Joseph Sciabica, who others knew as J.N. or Joe and also 'Nick' Sciabica, went home to the Lord, receiving his final healing in his home on Friday October 29, 2010. Joseph always taught his family that business was more than making money. It involved sincere relationships with customers who always deserved our very best efforts. He always said if he could not make the highest quality olive oil possible, he would not make any at all. He truly had a 'missionary's zeal' for supplying quality olive oil and loved the farmers' markets, both in Modesto and San Francisco. 'He taught us so much. We will never forget his influence on our family and we will continue to pass these ideals on to our next Sciabica generations.' - Daniel Sciabica Joseph is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gemma, his two sons Nick and Daniel, their wives Terry and Genevieve, four grandchildren Joseph, his wife Calley, Mari, her husband Robert Capps, Jonathan, his wife Katie, Christa, and four great-grandchildren Nicholas, Andrew, Dante and Gemma. Visitation will be Thursday November 4, 2010 from 4pm to 6:30pm at Franklin & Downs Funeral Chapel, 1050 McHenry Ave. The family will have a private rosary and funeral service. Charitable donations in Joseph's honor are welcome to these organizations: St. Stanislaus Church Building Fund Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose California Pro-Life Council Jesuit Retreat House of Los Altos
Published by Modesto Bee from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, 2010.
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This might be late in coming, but I want to extend my deepest condolences to Gemma, Nicky, and Danny and their families. I grew up just down the street from you and have wonderful memories of everyone. My very best. Cathy Mantarro Berg
Cathy Mantarro Berg
January 22, 2015
Cousin Joe, we all loved you, now and always. Say hi to Uncle Tony.

Ernie Grosso
Ernest Grosso
May 12, 2011
May the Lord grant eternal rest and joy in the Lord to His servant Joseph. Joseph was a man who gave of himself to the Lord and his family. A generous and loving man. He will be missed by many!
Brother Walter
February 25, 2011
I would like to contact Gemma and family to express condolences. My. Cell phone is. 609 287 8536. Doris Kellmer
January 10, 2011
Gemma,Nicky and Danny..
Annie and I were sorry to learn of cousin Joe's passing.. We always enjoyed visiting with him when buying oil. He will be missed..
John and Annie Stallone, Henderson,NV.
November 6, 2010
Dear Sciabica Family, many will miss Joe, especially, all of you, his family. I am reminded of the wonderful photo of Joe, Uncle Tony, and Sister Mary Thomas Lillis and know that they are all in heaven having a grand time! My prayers are with you.
Dominique Mintz
November 5, 2010
My heart goes out to you and your family.

Deborah Wood-Castaneda
November 4, 2010
My sincerest condolences to you and your family!

Raul Garcia
Salida, CA
November 4, 2010
Our love and best wishes to my Aunt Gemma, my cousins Nick & Daniel and the
entire family. Fortunately, I was able
to truly get to know my Aunt & Uncle the
past few years. My uncle was the kindest,most considerate man I have ever addition to being the
most beloved man to so many people in
life. Not only has he made the very best olive oil in the country, but he
has been such a loving, gentle man who
shall always be remembered!!!
My husband and I loved him very much, and our hearts go out to my Aunt
Gemma, my cousins Daniel and Nick and
the entire family. We feel very fortunate to be part of the family.
Steve & Dolores (Sciabica) Scott
Dolores Scott
November 4, 2010
My deepest sympathy to all of the Sciabica families.
Mr. Sciabica story telling will be missed by all of us here at work. May God bless him.
Jessica Perez
November 4, 2010
Genevieve and Dan I was sorry to hear of your loss.
Jennie Cassel/Chadwick
November 3, 2010
Our deepet sympathy to Gemma and family.
Was very sorry to hear of Joe's departure
You will never forget him as he will
always be in your heart.
Margaret & Ken Lohse
November 3, 2010
I first learned of your family and Joseph shortly after coming to Modesto. Since that time I have been impressed by both the love and dedication to quality and family that transcended Joseph's life at work and away.

As your Family adjusts to this loss of Joseph's company, may each of your family be comforted through the peace and love of our Savior.
Kris Heslop
November 3, 2010
Certainly sad news. I was introduced to Sciabica olive oil on a fly fishing trip to Mt. Lassen years ago. We had landed in Sacramento and drove to our destination. We passed by the "Olive Grove" ??? and decided to exit and check it out. Needless to say, the olive oil got my attention. Being a chef, I immediately appreciated the quality of these oils which I purchased at the shop, and immediately sought out the oils in gallon jugs for use in my restaurant. Once while ordering over the phone, I had the pleasure of conversing with Joseph...he actually talked me into purchasing one of the family cook books. He will be missed, and I am honored by the pleasure of enjoying the Sciabica oils. Sincerely, Robb H. "RIBB' Richmond (formerly of Albuquerque, New Mexico)
robb richmond
November 3, 2010
With sympathy our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. We are thankful for his commitment and tenacity, and we will remember him for his smile and ready handshake.
Paul & Anne Piccirillo
November 3, 2010
Joseph leaves an amazing olive oil, but most importantly he and his wife raised a beautiful family, sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I feel honored to have known him and the integrity that he had and instilled on those that he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on!
Brent Fitteron
November 2, 2010
Joseph was the man who introduced me to olive oil!
Well, ok, he had some help from his kids and grand kids.
But he did call me at least once a year to see if I needed more olive oil.

Bill Capps, An Outlaw relative.
William Capps
November 2, 2010
I had never had a living grandfather, until I met Joseph Sciabica. The sweetest grandfather I could dream of! Today I wrote his name on the book that was presented to the altar on the commemoration of all the faithful departed. A warm hug to Gemma and the entire family.
Gianluca P. Parolin
November 2, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Sciabica family in this difficult time. Gemma, Dan, Genevive, and Christa - Hugs from the Zungolos
Autumn Zungolo
November 2, 2010
A beautiful soul and a real Modesto treasure, loved and will be missed.
Dianna Bates
November 2, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joe Perazzetti
November 2, 2010
My thoughts and prayers to all of the Sciabica family.
Bob Chance
November 1, 2010
My fiance and I have been ordering Marsala olive oil to our home in Los Angeles because its simply the best olive oil. Besides the way it graces our dishes nightly, we enjoyed Mr. Sciabica's quarterly phone calls asking us if we were ready to place another order. Somehow he always knew when we were running low. What a salesman, what a purveyor, what a wonderful family man.
Aimee Allen
November 1, 2010
Gemma, Nick and Danny - We are very sorry to hear about Joe. I will miss his phone calls. Joe always said that my brother and I bought the most olive oil in the family. He always thought about my family, and had a pleasant thought for me. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Chuck & Virginia Amarelo
November 1, 2010
My heart goes to Gemma as well as his sons and grandson Jonathan. I hold a very special place in my heart for "Grandpa" Sciabica as he taught me everything I know about olive oil and has allowed me to represent him and his world class oils here in Katy, Texas. For the past 7 or 8 years I have shared his vision and goal of world class oils to the residents of Houston, Texas with honor and pride. God's Blessing go with you and may the angels watch of your wonderful family as they continue your tradition of such a wonderful legacy.
David Laufenberg
November 1, 2010
I want to give my condolences to the Sciabica Family.. I am honored to have known Mr. Sciabica and will miss his smiles and humor at my Farmers' Market in Pleasanton that I manage. He is and will always remain someone whom I admire.. May God bless him and also watch over the family in this time of sorrow.
Thomas Dorn
November 1, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Lana Ward
November 1, 2010
Your father will always have a special place in our hearts. Our condolences to all in the Sciabica family. Paul & Lolly Pineda
November 1, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to all of the
Sciabica family. Was very sorry to learn of your loss.
Of course, he will be missed but in your heart he will always be there.
Margaret/Ken Lohse
November 1, 2010
Our condolences to the family, your dad was a special person. We still travel from Cayucos to buy his olive oil.
Bill and Marilyn
November 1, 2010
I still have his recent Email and voice mail on my cell phone reminding me to order my olive oil. What a special inspirational and kind person that Joseph was; and I realized that the first time he came to my office for nutrition counseling many years ago, gifting me with two bottles of the best olive oil and sharing the the health benefits of "the liquid gold" Condolences to the Sciabica and Rose family. May your grief be softened by many wonderful memories of dear Joseph.God bless you. Agape love, Dr. Sonni Alvarez PhD.
Dr. Sonni Alvarez PhD
November 1, 2010
Dear Sciabica Family:

This is Rose Littler Brians, writing for our family and deceased husband Bill Littler, your former soccer coach, and sister of Brad Wilson.

Our heart felt sympathy is with you all. We loved your father and saw him many times to buy our oil from him at the market. I was at breakfast with friend when I heard and had to leave to call Brad to make sure he was also ok. He loved Mr. Sciabica more than we know.

Our prayers are with you. Larry and Rose Brians.
Rose Brians
November 1, 2010
I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Sciabica, he was my landlord for several years. He was a very sweet man who always had a smile on his face.
My condolences go out to the entire Sciabica family.
Susan Medrano
November 1, 2010
Our deepest condolences to the Sciabica family. We first met him when at the Farmer's Market when we moved to Modesto. He was very charming and gracious to us and welcomed us to the area. We always looked forward to seeing him and will miss him as will many, many others.
Anwaar & Irma Bhatti
October 31, 2010
To the Sciabica family,
My deepest condolences - what a special man - always enjoyed talking to him at the Farmers Market - always so gracious to all his customers. He will be missed by so many.
Donna Kavelaars-Robinson
October 31, 2010
It was a privilege to have met your Dad. Quite a charmer. He remains an inspiration to us.
Marie Sardalla-Davis
October 31, 2010
Mr. Sciabica was such a lovely person. When I would go to Farmer's Market, I would always look for him. I'll miss him.
Linda Avra
October 31, 2010
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