Joseph Calcagni 1956-2019

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — Joseph Calcagni, 63, of South Carolina, formerly of Angiline Drive in Boardman, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at Medical University of South Carolina, following a brief illness, with his loving wife and family beside him.

Joe, a son of Eugene and Antonette M. Popio Calcagni, was born April 10, 1956, in Youngstown, and moved to South Carolina in 2015.

Joe was a senior district sales manager for Emerson /ASCO, a fluid and motion control solutions company.

He was a member of St. Luke Church, Boardman, serving as head of finance, and was a member of St. Michael Church in Murrells Inlet.

Joe was a 1974 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and a graduate of Youngstown State University. He was a member of the YSU Alumni Association, and a member of the Knights of Columbus at both St. Luke’s while in Youngstown and St. Michael’s in South Carolina. Joe was a past president and a member of the Boardman Gridiron Club, and was a baseball coach at Boardman Community Baseball, where he coached his sons. He was an avid sports fan cheering for his favorite teams — YSU, Ohio State and the Cleveland Indians.

He leaves to cherish his memory his father, Gene; his loving wife of 39 years, the former Cynthia Moschella , whom he married May 24, 1980; children, Deana (Stephen) Davis of Cleveland, J. Michael (Brittany) Calcagni of Canfield and Anthony (Kelly) Calcagni of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister, Jean M. (Gene) Wargo of New Middletown; the apples of his eye, his grandchildren, Eden Davis, Gino, Dominic, Brody and Brayden Calcagni; and many cousins. Joe was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially by his good friends.

Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Antonette; a daughter, Brittany; a brother, Joseph Anthony; and his in-laws, Phyllis and Augustine A. Moschella.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the McCauley Funeral Home.

Services will be 9 a.m. Friday at the McCauley Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Luke Church.

Thoughts and condolences may be sent to the funeral home website www.mccauleyfuneral.com.

The McCauley Funeral Home, serving the Valley for more than 117 years.

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