Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Joseph A. Ciarrocchi

Passed away on May 21, 2019

Joseph A. Ciarrocchi, age 54, late of Schererville, IN and formerly of Chicago Heights, IL passed away on May 21, 2019. Beloved husband of Laura (nee Reed) for 21 years. Loving father of Hope Ciarrocchi and Noah Ciarrocchi. Cherished son of Patricia (late Jack) Houchins-Ciarrocchi and the late Robert Ciarrocchi. Dearest brother of John (Laurie) Ciarrocchi and Jill (Don) Bonfiglio. Dear son-in-law of David and Aurelie “Grandma Sugar” Reed. Fond brother-in-law of David (Michelle) Reed. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Joe was an employee of Amazon Co. and a member of the Whiting Robertsdale Boat Club. He loved fishing and photography.  Joe will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  Memorial Visitation Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until time of “Celebration of Life Services” at 3:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 West 97th Lane (1/2 block west of U. S. 41 / Wicker Ave. at 97th Street) St. John, IN 46373. Cemetery private. 219-365-3474.

Cemetery Private

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Celebration of Life
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 3:00 pm

"To the family of Joe, I want to give you my condolences, I worked briefly with Joe at Amazon and we both had some good talks and he was a nice and good guy to be around at work. He will be missed by us at Amazon (MDW7). "
- Richard Rokicki
May 22, 2019 9:53 pm

"Joe was practically a life long friend. We met at Glenwood Roller Rink, as kids, and then our paths crossed again, during the nightclub days in our early 20's, and most recently, much later in life, when I hired him to share his talent of photography and capture some images of my closest friends. He's always been a stand up guy and my prayers go out to all who knew and loved him in the coming days. Godspeed Joe. Hope heaven's full of nothing nice catches! "
- Kristine (Hobbs) Adams
May 23, 2019 12:36 pm

"You have been such good friends over the years. We are truly saddened and share in your family's grief. "
- Joe & Amy Townsend
May 23, 2019 3:29 pm

"My condolences to the family. I’m so sorry to hear and my thoughts and prayers are with you. When we were younger our families were very close and I was always fond of Joe. "
- Guy Jacobucci
May 23, 2019 10:54 pm

"I am so very sorry for your family's great loss. I was very blessed to know Joe and be included in his circle of so many friends. He will be greatly missed by so many. None can ever equal Joe's kindness, consideration, thoughtfulness and friendship. Laura - You're an amazing cook!!!! My heartfelt condolences. "
- Maria Surratt
May 24, 2019 7:31 am

"I hadn't seen Joe for quite some time, but will miss him nonetheless ;'-(. Prayers to the whole family."
- Lisa Behrens
May 24, 2019 11:29 am

"We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the Ciarrocchi family. May Joe rest in peace. --Jack, Laura, and Kristi Schaller "
- Kristi Schaller
May 24, 2019 4:37 pm

"Laura, sending you and your children hugs and prayers during difficult time. Love you, The Brokop Family"
- Rose Brokop
May 24, 2019 5:15 pm

"My condolences to all in his family.He will be greatly missed by all.He made our world a better place. Joe would light up a room with his beautiful smile and his loving nature. "
- Bobbie Reilly
May 25, 2019 9:17 am

"My condolences to Joe's family. I worked with him briefly at Amazon (MDW2) and it was a pleasure getting to know him."
- Aseer
May 25, 2019 7:15 pm

"There are no words to ease your pain. I am so very very sorry for your loss Laura, Hope, Noah. "
- Cindy Sweeney
May 28, 2019 5:35 pm

"Joe you were a friend and truly dedicated member of the Whiting Robertsdale Boat Club. You were always there to help when we needed it. You played an essential role in obtaining the new building which we now all enjoy. Your "wish list" and work on the fish cleaning stations helped get the building to its completion. A special thanks for your donated print of St Joe lighthouse which proudly hangs with recognition in our club. Your smile and positive energy will be missed. We've lost a good friend but God has gained a strong soldier. We will all miss you, Mike Hill, Commodore WRBC."
- Mike hill
May 29, 2019 1:07 pm

Candles Lit
"Joe we will miss you forever. Bless You and Rest in Peace. We Loved You Dearly. "
- David & Aurelie Reed
May 23, 2019 10:05 am

"Rest In Peace πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™"
- Gina Blankenberger
May 23, 2019 1:15 pm

"I am very sorry to hear of his passing! I did not know him personally but I did have class with Hope. Condolences to the family in these tough times. "
- Crystal
May 23, 2019 1:56 pm

"We love you Ciarrocchi Family. We will keep a watch on the neighborhood, til we join you."
- Joe, Amy, George, Megan, Jennifer & Catherine
May 23, 2019 3:23 pm

"Laura, and family, My heart aches for you and your children.There are no words except to tell you I care and I love you. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Love, KateπŸ™πŸ»"
- Kate OConner
May 23, 2019 3:56 pm

"I am truly sorry. My heart goes out to Dave, Aurelio and your entire family. Praying that you all find some comfort in all of those precious memories ❀️"
- Karen Jensen
May 24, 2019 12:02 am

"Joe ~ Missing u."
- Lisa Behrens
May 24, 2019 11:26 am

"To an amazing person! You will be missed my friend!"
- Jill Michalopoulos-Starzyk
May 25, 2019 10:47 pm

"My condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss."
- Therese Bathurst
May 29, 2019 9:15 am