Joseph P. LoCascio, 79, of Cape Coral formerly of Prospect, Conn., entered into his eternal rest Thursday, May 10, 2012. He was born June 2, 1932, to Joseph and Nancy LoCascio in Pittsburgh.
Mr. LoCascio grew up with his brothers, Dick and Jack, and sisters, Sherry and Terry, in the town of West Etna. He was a veteran of the Korean War and honorably discharged from the army in 1954. Upon his return to the states, he carried on the family tradition, being the seventh in a generation to pursue a career in the arts. He began his studies in commercial art at Carnegie Tech, the University of Pittsburgh and received his diploma at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he met the love of his life, Dolores Figueredo, whom he married Aug. 31, 1957.
After working in Pittsburgh as an assistant art director and furthering his studies at the Printers Industry of Pittsburgh, he moved with his new family in 1961 to his wife's home town of Prospect, Conn. Dolores and Joe would raise a family there while he worked as the commercial art director for the next 21 years at Craftsman Litho in Waterbury, Conn. He then joined his wife in their business, LoCascio Liquors, in 1983 before retiring to Cape Coral in 1989.
Joseph P. LoCascio
In addition to his loving wife of 54 years, Dolores "Dee" (Figueredo) LoCascio, he leaves behind a daughter and three sons, Lauren Lungarini, her husband, Robert, and their children, Bryan and Sarina of Wethersfield, Conn.; David LoCascio, his wife, Carolyn, and their children, Sebastian and Dominic of Monroe, Conn.; Peter LoCascio of Cape Coral; and Paul LoCascio, his wife and their children, Dante and Ariana of Southington, Conn. He is also survived by his sister, Terry Chorey of Hamilton Square, N.J., and many loved nieces and nephews.
A gentle and loving man who enjoyed creating art, gardening, cooking and fishing, his warm and caring presence will be missed by family and friends who knew him.
A memorial service was held May 14 in Cape Coral. Another memorial service will be held in Connecticutt at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com