Joseph (Joe) Gannuscio, 79, passed away October 9, 2017 at his home in Marsing, Idaho surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 16th at the Marsing LDS Church, 215 3rd Ave W, Marsing under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. A viewing will be held in the Relief Society Room prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Condolences may be shared at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
Joe was born February 17, 1938 to Joseph and Ethel Gannuscio in Los Angeles, California and was the 3rd of 4 children. He attended private Catholic schools and graduated from Southgate High School in 1957.
At a young age, Joe learned the skill of electronic repair. He worked in his father’s furniture store fixing TVs and went on later to attend a technical school that would begin his long career in technical/TV/Appliance repair. Joe married Carole Rodgers in 1958 and they had 2 sons, Michael and Danny Gannuscio. They were married for 6 years. Joe also joined the US Navy and was proud of the service that he rendered.
In 1965, Joe married Bonnie Jackson, and they had a daughter, Dina Gannuscio (Lacer). They were married for 18 years. At this time, Joe worked as an Appliance Repair Manager for JC Penny, covering the northwest states. On a business trip, Joe fell in love with Idaho and chose to move his family to the beautiful state.
Joe was later working for Taylor Music in Caldwell doing TV repair when he was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In 1985, Joe was baptized a member of the LDS church and soon after married Kathy Donohue. Joe served in many capacities in the church, but his favorites were Boy Scout Leader and Ward Missionary. In 1988, Joe and Kathy started to pursue Joe’s dream of building an RV Park on the Snake River in Marsing, Idaho. They moved to Marsing in 1991 to build their new home and run their business, River Haven RV Park. This is where they remained until the present time. Joe and Kathy were married for 32 years and are sealed for all time and eternity.
Joe is survived by his wife, Kathy; his sons, Mike (Kathy) Gannuscio and Danny (Alyssa) Gannuscio; daughter, Dina (Darwin) Lacer; step-daughters, Sherry Sullivan, Karen (Jim) Brinkerhoff, Nancy (James) Aydelotte and LeAnn Donohue; his step-sons, Jerry Truitt, Dave (Sandra) Donohue and Mike (Venita) Donohue; his sister, Mary (Renee) Burgeron; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ethel Gannuscio; and his brothers, Bob (Fran) Gannuscio and Sam (Daisy) Gannuscio.