Joseph Vignocchi, age 66, of Highwood, Illinois passed away peacefully Monday, February 5, 2018 at his home in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Joe was born in Italy and came to America in his early teens. He graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering and worked as a structural engineer for several companies. He later started his own firm, Batella Construction, and two pizzerias. Joe was a hardworking man, built for strength and endurance. His passion for perfection and exactness was his calling card. Joe would give his shirt off his back to anyone in need.
Joe was a long time member of St. James Church and later attended Lutheran churches in Barrington, IL and Sierra Vista, AZ.
Beloved husband of Rosanne (Knape). Loving father of Lara (Edward) Ritchie and Alexandra Vignocchi. Loving step-father of Noah Sacksteder and Mark (Mimi) Sacksteder. Cherished Nonno of Luca and Francesca Ritchie, and Kayle Sacksteder. Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife Maren a daughter Gabrielle and his parents Tilde “Mary” and Giovanni “John” Vignocchi.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:00 A.M. at the Lutheran Church of Atonement, 909 East Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010 phone (847) 381-0243. Memorials in memory of Joe Vignocchi can be made to the Reliv Kalogris Foundation, 136 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63005. The Kalogris Foundation was near and dear to Joe’s heart as it feeds great nutrition to children in need around the world.