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The LaScola Family Continues Son’s Legacy of Helping the Poor


In life, Joseph Harold LaScola was a devoted husband and son, an avid runner, and a dedicated supporter of providing opportunities to people in need. His family continues to honor his memory and is pleased to announce a special matching gift challenge for the upcoming Catholic Charities Annual Appeal, May 19 – 20.

“The work of Catholic Charities and local parish outreach programs personify Joseph’s way of helping those less fortunate than himself,” explained his parents, Joseph A. and Emily LaScola. “Joseph felt deeply that our Catholic tradition instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. We miss him and know that he walks beside us in our efforts to help the poor.”

Toward that end, the Joseph Harold LaScola Family Foundation, to honor their son’s memory, will donate $1,000 for every new Caritas Society Member as part of the Annual Appeal. Caritas Society Members, through prayer and financial support, demonstrate unwavering commitment to their neighbors in need.

As devoted parents and proud parishioners of Saint Thomas of Canterbury Parish, the LaScolas are honoring their son in a way that makes a difference in the community and reflects his dedication to the less fortunate. Joseph died unexpectedly on September 23, 2015 in the arms of his wife, Angelika.

“It is our hope to encourage parishioners throughout the Diocese to re-dedicate themselves to serving the poor in our community, through the fine work of Catholic Charities as well as through neighbor-to-neighbor efforts of individual parish outreach programs,” the LaScolas said.

“In our son’s name and with the blessing of his wife, we support this essential work.”

Look for Catholic Charities volunteers and staff in parishes May 19 – 20. To find out how your parish can get involved, contact Linda Pippin at (408) 325-5125 or lpippin@catholiccharitiesscc.org.