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Joseph Aglio, 60, of Ramona, passed away on December 23, 2010. Dr. Aglio had his chiropractic practice in Ramona for 19 years. He will be remembered by all those who knew him as an avid sports fan.

He enjoyed all sports, but kept a special place in his heart for the Fighting Irish, having graduated from Notre Dame in 1972. Joseph was born and raised in Pennsylvania and fell in love with the Pittsburgh sports teams. He loved to watch Steelers football on Sundays and always found time to watch Penguins hockey. He loved to watch sports on his free time and always stayed up on sports news. He had a passion for running and photography. He recently began to get more involved in the process of photography and wanted to learn as much as he could. Joe left behind some amazing photos that truly show the beauty that was seen through his eyes. Joe enjoyed running and did his best to find the time to run as much as possible. It was his way of letting go of the stress of life and enjoying the beauty that surrounded him.

Joe was an amazing individual in so many ways, and had one of the biggest hearts that a person could possibly have. He loved all that knew him and cared so much for his family and friends. He was known as the rock of the family because of his incredible strength to handle every situation. His family relied on him the most and always knew that he would be there in a time of need.

Joe never let Heart Disease effect his life and never once gave up the fight that he went through each day. His goal was to live a normal life and cherish each day he was given. Joe taught everyone that knew him that you can never care for people too much. He treated all that he knew as family and would have done anything and everything for all that knew him.

Joseph leaves behind his beloved wife, Gaye; their daughter, Taylor; and their son, Dustin. He is also survived by his mother, Mildred; his brother, Ron; sisters, Kathy and Marcee; and niece, Sierra. He also leaves behind a countless number of friends and patients that also loved him as if he was apart of their family.

Joe will live on in the heart's of all who knew him...forever and always!

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My Dad

February 12, 2011

Caring, outgoing, enthusiastic, hilarious, loving, and all around amazing are just some of the words you can use to describe my father. He was man of many words with some of the strongest opinions I have ever heard especially when it came to sports. He loved his Steelers football and Penguins hockey but everyone that knew him also knew that he was a die-hard Notre Dame fan. Whether it was yelling at the TV or calling his buddies, we always knew how the game was going no matter what room of the house we were in. He had so many amazing qualities and one thing is for sure he had a heart that never stopped giving. He cared so much for the people who were close to him and constantly gave his whole heart to anyone he came in contact with. At times I would get annoyed because he would just talk to anyone like he had known them for years. Now I realize that was just who he was. He knew how to make people laugh when they needed to be cheered up but also knew how to be there when they needed someone to listen. He was a great father, a loving husband, a one of a kind son, brother and uncle and one of the best friends anyone could have ever asked for.

To me he was my “Pops”, a father that never left my side no matter how difficult things got. We loved watching football on Sundays and hockey during the week. I was his little girl and he couldn’t stand to see me hurt. He would always tell me how much I meant to him and reminded me to never give up on my dreams. He was my number one fan and the best dad a girl could ever ask for. My dad taught me that in the midst of hard times to never lose sight of the ones you love. His selfless attitude is something I hope to pass on one day to my children. My love for him will never change and I will carry him with me in all that I do.

 My dad was the rock of our family. He knew how to hold everyone together even when everything looked like it would crumble. He loved my mom with everything he had and continued to give her all that he could throughout the years. He did everything he possibly could for my brother and I. He was so proud of each of us no matter what we did. His mom was his everything and he made sure that she knew how much he loved her. He saw her as an amazing woman and felt lucky to have a mother like her. He kept his brothers and sisters so close to his heart and would do anything and everything to make sure they were okay. He was a loving uncle to the only niece he had and all he ever wanted was to have the whole family together as one.

 His smile could light up a room and he knew how to make anyone laugh. He put is entire heart into everything he did and proved to me that you can never care too much for people. He has taught me what it means to do all things whole-heartedly and to fight through whatever life has to offer. He never once let heart disease control his life and he never gave up. Unlike most people, my dad’s heart would build new arteries to make up for the ones that were blocked. The doctors were amazed at his ability to do so but I knew that God needed to use his heart to help those around him. He constantly amazed me with his strength to never give up and never stop fighting. The last thing I was supposed to receive from my dad was a card that said "Daughter, life’s best gifts are gifts of the heart". Those were the most important gifts to him. His quirky remarks, corny jokes, and random nick-names will never be forgotten. As for my dad our memories we all shared with him will live on and his caring heart will pump through each and every one of you that loved him. I am so thankful that my dad showed me what it truly means to live and die for those you love.



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