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Joseph Pinasco
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Joseph Anthony "Joey" Pinasco, 21, died Sunday, Aug. 24.

Born on Jan. 19, 1987 in Stockton, he was a lifelong area resident. He loved life, his family and his friends. He was a country boy who enjoyed country music and was a great dancer. He also spent time snowboarding, hunting, fishing, camping and playing poker and video games with his buddies.

He loved baseball and played the game his whole life. He was a pitcher at Escalon High School and continued to play summer softball with his brother-in-law and friends on the Bockman Woody Team.

Joey grew up in Escalon and graduated from Escalon High School in 2005. From there he went on to follow in his father's footsteps. He worked as an apprentice fire sprinkler pipe fitter (Local 669) for his family business, Pinasco Plumbing, AKA Pinasco Mechanical Contractors. Joey truly was a special person that everyone thought the world of. He cared so much about everyone and was very close to his sisters and was the ultimate big brother. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his father, Joe Pinasco; mother, Toni Pinasco; sisters, Adriana, Virginia and Michelle; brother-in-law John Lewis; his Noni, Lena Pinasco; grandfather Tony Moreira; as well as a long list of aunts, uncles and cousins, who all loved him dearly.

A Rosary service was held Thursday, Aug. 28 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Escalon with a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Aug. 29. Burial was at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery, Stockton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joey Pinasco Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1528 Yosemite Ave., Escalon, CA 95320, Attn: Lori Lippincott.

DeYoung Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Sept. 3, 2008