Joseph Roland Maccarillo III , was born August 10th, 1963 in Hailey Idaho, to Joseph Jr and Janice Maccarillo.
He was the 2nd child with an older sister Tina and younger brother Gino. Joe grew up in Hailey, Idaho loving everything outdoors and some indoors, from football, baseball and basketball, to skiing, fishing and hunting. Joe was a true native Idahoan and very proud of it. He loved the Wood River Valley. Joe graduated from Wood River High School in 1981 and made a career in underground and aerial construction in the communication Industry. He worked for TCA/Cox Cable and for John Sorrenson who also was a great friend throughout his life. Joe had other odd jobs here and there over the years, and knew just about every square inch of the Wood River Valley.
Joe married Robbi Smith in 2000 and they shared 22 years together with a deep love for each other. Joey happily gained daughters Kristi and Brittany and a son Robert when he married Robbi . Joe loved more than anything being a father to them. He loved them with his whole heart and was immensely proud of all 3 of them. He especially loved it when he became a grandpa, Or should I say, “Papa Joe” as his grandson Lennox always called him. They were two peas in a pod and they were the best of Buds. Joe’s favorite thing was teaching Lennox to drive at around the very grown up age of 5 yrs old. Joe was a great father and grandfather. Brittany always loved it when Joe would say “ Hey babe, who loves you more than me?” Brittany would answer “Nobody!” He loved his family more than anything.
Joey, as he is known to his family, had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. He was always swapping jokes with family members, and loved family reunions and even learned the “Maccarillo Shuffle dance. It was something to behold, all 6’4” of him. He had great rhythm too! Joey always said to his friends and family, “I got your back”, and he meant it. He would do anything for anyone. Joey, along with brother Gino, were always the family protectors. Given their sizes nobody wanted to mess with them!
Joey was preceded in death by: Parents, Joe and Janice Maccarillo, Grandparents Joe Sr and Cora Maccarillo and Roland and Melvia Larson , Aunt Carole and Uncle Carl Jackson , cousin Henry Jackson, Aunt Karolyn Larson , Aunt Chris Maccarillo, Uncle Bob Maccarillo.
Joey is survived by wife Robbi Maccarillo, Daughter Kristi Bowling (Tony and Lennox Bowling), Son Robert Olson, Daughter Brittany Dunn, Brother Gino Maccarillo, Sister Tina Hathhorn (Brian), Niece Haley Comer (Jake, Grace, Ella and Ryder Comer), Nephew Nicholas Hathhorn, Aunt Jean Higbee (Rocky), Uncle Nick Maccarillo (Vi), Uncle Rick Larson (Karen) and numerous best and ALL favorite cousins and their families.
There are no words to express our sorrow. Gone too soon.
Our hearts are broken, but we will carry on with the love you gave to each and everyone of us