OBITUARY

Joseph "Pepe" LaScala

December 23, 1931February 3, 2019

After a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, Joseph “Pepe” LaScala, 87, of Apex, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and adoring family.

Born in New York City to the late John and Yolanda LaScala, he resided in Bayonne, NJ most of his life, where he met and married the love of his life and settled down to raise his family.

Pepe was a loving husband of 52 years to wife Jacqueline, an amazing father to his three girls and beloved Poppy to his grandchildren. He proudly served his country as a veteran of the Korean war. He was a family man with a big personality and even bigger heart that opened his wallet and home to anyone in need.

Pepe was the greatest friend anyone could ever have and was well known and admired in his small hometown community. He was one in a million…. In his presence, you felt special, cherished and loved, even when he called you a “moron”. His zest for life and generosity of spirit, set a high standard for us to live by and a passion to believe that anything was possible. If you ever been to the LaScala house, you know that most everything revolved around the kitchen table where Pepe made countless batches of pasta fagioli and minestrone. He had a passion for trendy restaurants, loved to travel and making the most of his time with family and friends.

In addition to his father and his mother, whom he adored, Joseph was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Stephen LaScala.

Pepe will be profoundly missed by his wife Jacqueline, his daughters and son in laws; Laureen and Mark Cooney, Natalie and Patrick Macri and Kristie Jo and Edward Sapontzis and his six loving grandchildren Callie, Joseph, Laina, Cole, Kaden and Damen, his brother Victor and wife Mary Lou LaScala as well as his many brothers and sisters in laws and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Rd., Cary, NC 27511.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday February 8, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Michael Catholic Church, 804 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513.

Memorial donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Flowers for Pepe may be ordered through Fallon's Flowers (919) 828-4134

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his father and his mother, John and Yolanda LaScala , whom he adored, Joseph was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Stephen LaScala. Pepe will be profoundly missed by his wife Jacqueline, his daughters and son in laws; Laureen and Mark Cooney, Natalie and Patrick Macri and Kristie Jo and Edward Sapontzis and his six loving grandchildren Callie, Joseph, Laina, Cole, Kaden and Damen, his brother Victor and wife Mary Lou LaScala as well as his many brothers and sisters in laws and nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Joseph "Pepe" LaScala

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Marie San Philip-Caci

February 16, 2019

Jackie & family,
Sorry for your loss, Pepe was a great guy.He was always there to help his friends.
RIP Pepe.
Marie San Philip-Caci

Sal and Rosemarie Cerniglia

February 9, 2019

Dear Jackie and Family: Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Sal and I are very sadden with the news of
Pepe's passing. We have very fond memories that we hold dear in our hearts. Our prayers are with you.

Love Sal and Rosemarie

Rhonda Zaleck-Moscatiello

February 8, 2019




Dear Jackie and family. I'm sorry to hear about Pepe. I'm sure he is at peace🙏🏻My heartfelt condolences to you all
Love
Rhonda Zaleck-Moscatiello and family

Mark Borkowski

February 7, 2019

Jackie and Family ,

Myself , Deborah and family are so sorry to hear about the passing of our friend . He has been missed so very much since he left New Jersey not only by us but by everyone that was fortunate enough to have known him , he was truly a friend who made our lives better for having the privilege of having him in it . May he Rest In Peace .

Karen DeCarlo

February 6, 2019

Hi Jackie and family. I'm sorry to hear about Pepe. I'm sure he is at peace and having a great meal with the family.
Love cousin Karen

David Solari

February 6, 2019

Our sincerest condolences. Rest In Peace Uncle Pepe.

Love,

David, David Jr. & Jessica Solari

John Breheney

February 5, 2019

Jackie it’s John I’m so sorry for your loss jack u were married to a king I was proud every day to call him my friend he was the best man I knew always fair and generous I loved him like he was my father there’s nothing in the world I wouldn’t do for him I’m sorry I couldn’t be there to say goodbye to my friend and pay my respects I will remember him as the great man he was all my love to u and the kids when I’m able to I will come and say goodbye to him love John

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Biography

After a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, Joseph “Pepe” LaScala, 87, of Apex, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and adoring family.

Born in New York City to the late John and Yolanda LaScala, he resided in Bayonne, NJ most of his life, where he met and married the love of his life and settled down to raise his family.

Pepe was a loving husband of 52 years to wife Jacqueline, an amazing father to his three girls and beloved Poppy to his grandchildren. He proudly served his country as a veteran of the Korean war. He was a family man with a big personality and even bigger heart that opened his wallet and home to anyone in need.

Pepe was the greatest friend anyone could ever have and was well known and admired in his small hometown community. He was one in a million…. In his presence, you felt special, cherished and loved, even when he called you a “moron”. His zest for life and generosity of spirit, set a high standard for us to live by and a passion to believe that anything was possible. If you ever been to the LaScala house, you know that most everything revolved around the kitchen table where Pepe made countless batches of pasta fagioli and minestrone. He had a passion for trendy restaurants, loved to travel and making the most of his time with family and friends.

In addition to his father and his mother, whom he adored, Joseph was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Stephen LaScala.

Pepe will be profoundly missed by his wife Jacqueline, his daughters and son in laws; Laureen and Mark Cooney, Natalie and Patrick Macri and Kristie Jo and Edward Sapontzis and his six loving grandchildren Callie, Joseph, Laina, Cole, Kaden and Damen, his brother Victor and wife Mary Lou LaScala as well as his many brothers and sisters in laws and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Rd., Cary, NC 27511.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday February 8, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Michael Catholic Church, 804 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513.

Memorial donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Flowers for Pepe may be ordered through Fallon's Flowers (919) 828-4134