Joseph S. Ciardo Jr.

July 27, 1944 - March 19, 2006

Joseph S. Ciardo Jr., 61, of Waukesha, entered eternal life Saturday, March 19, 2006, surrounded by his loving family.

He was a member of the Bayview Rod and Gun Club. An avid NASCAR fan, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and woodwork.

Joseph was the beloved husband of Cheryle (nee Czaicki) Ciardo; dear father of Joseph III (Juliet), Holli (Tim) Fletcher, Amber (fiance Tim) Ciardo, MaryJo (fiance Eddie) Ciardo and Christina Ciardo; special grandpa of Joseph IV, Jessica, Jaylynn, Tanner, Carson, Gannon, Kayla, Ethan and Owen; dear brother of Gloria (Bruce) Messner, Marie (Ron) Karrow and Carolyn (John) Hanson; and brother-in-law of Duane (Maggie) Czaicki. Also surviving are many loving cousins, special friends and relatives.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until a 2 p.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, March 24, at St. Maryís Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave. (corner of Hartwell and Newhall avenues), Waukesha.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

"Itís time for him to be Godís special carpenter."