Joseph Michael Chicoskie

May 1, 1942 - October 23, 2020

Joseph Michael Chicoskie, 78, of Plano, Texas passed away at 11:20 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2020 at Medical City Plano with his wife and three sons.  He was born on May 1, 1942, the son of Henry Frank Chicoskie and Helen (Klema) Chicoskie in Cleveland, Ohio.

Joseph graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland and St. Gregory's University, located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. On May 31, 1969, in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Parma, Ohio, Joseph was married to the love of his life Sandra (Stamatis) Chicoskie, with whom he enjoyed 51 years of marriage. He worked for JCPenney, and in 1971 Joseph and Sandra moved to Pittsburgh and raised their three sons in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. In 1985, he was promoted to the JCPenney Corporate office in New York City and moved his family to Lawrenceville, New Jersey.  Then, in 1988, JCPenney moved their corporate office to Plano, Texas.  Joseph retired a JCPenney executive in 1998 after 30 years of service. 

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra, nee Stamatis, sons Joseph Jude Chicoskie of Frisco, Texas, Christopher John Chicoskie of Dallas, Texas and Mark Henry Chicoskie (Julia) of Collierville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Michael Augustine Chicoskie, Alexander Joseph Chicoskie, and Madeleine Heather Chicoskie. Joseph is also survived by his four sisters, Cathleen Campbell of Cleveland, Ohio, Gerry Lombardo and husband, Tom of Anthem, Arizona, Alexis Wallace and husband, Dan of Cleveland, Ohio, and Penny Heiman and husband, Bill of Cleveland, Ohio; numerous nephews, nieces, other loving family and friends.

Joseph was preceded in death by his daughter, Heather Marie Chicoskie and sister, Joanne Jones.

A funeral mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Our Lady of Angels, 1914 Ridgeview Drive, Allen, Texas 75013. Joseph’s cremated remains will be interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.  Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas, will be handling the arrangements for the Chicoskie family.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Friday afternoon, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church.



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Sandy and family Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Joe was a wonderful ,his friendship meant a lot to us. He will be missed. Donna & Bill Wunder, October 30, 2020 Very sorry to read this. The O'Connor boys enjoyed our time at the house a few years back and having Joe show us around town. Dad was glad to see him. Mom sends her regards and prayers. Liam O'Connor, October 28, 2020 Joe was such a kind, giving and wonderful man. He was the heart and soul of Plano Writers for many years, and we miss him still. Our hearts go out to Sandy and the rest of Joe's family. Polly Holyoke, October 28, 2020 Sandy and Family, My prayers are with you during this difficult time. ~ Toni Toni Steger, October 28, 2020 Sandy, our prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you peace and comfort in these coming days. Robert and Rosemary Patrick, October 27, 2020 I got to know and become friends with Joe when we worked in the same JCPENNEY office on Castle Shannon in Pennsylvania. I have many fond memories of those years and pray that our good and merciful God be with and comfort all at this difficult time. Harold Covin, October 27, 2020