Joseph Anthony Scarcello

1960 – 2023

On March 3, the Scarcello family said our final goodbyes to our oldest brother Joe. It was an impromptu, intimate viewing in San Jose.

His passing was sudden, but not unexpected. Joe lived large and loved deeply. He was a force to be reckoned with and his loss has left a void in our family.

Joe was born on June 11, 1960 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California.

Joe attended Monroe School, La Cumbre Junior High and Santa Barbara High School. He then went on to complete a carpenter apprentice school certificate in the early 80s and acquired a full Contractor’s License in the 90’s. In Joe’s career he completed numerous spec houses and participated in building Levi Stadium in San Jose. Joe was a journeyman carpenter until the day he died.

From an early age, Joe had a booming voice and was not shy offering his opinion to adults. This ruffled feathers, early and often.

Joe was an avid sportsman through his life, starting with ice hockey at the Santa Barbara Ice Patch and continuing with snow skiing in the Tahoe area.

Joe is survived by his mother, Nina, his two brothers, Greg and John, and his two sisters, Gina and Jennifer. Joe loved and was proud of his family and was always the Scarcello vocal leader. There is no doubt Joe will be missed for many years.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held on what would have been his 63rd birthday, Sunday, June 11, 2023 in Santa Barbara for family only.

Rest in peace our Bro Joe. You will live on in our hearts, and in the stories we will tell!


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