Josephine Marie Vargo

Josephine Marie Vargo

Josephine Marie Vargo

Josephine Marie Vargo, 59, of Kodiak, passed away unexpectedly August 25, 2021, in the familiar surroundings of her home. The birds were singing in the sunshine on the deck to welcome her home.

Jo was born in 1962 to Leonard and Jane Massoli in Akron, Ohio. She was one of seven children. Josephine came to Kodiak in 1987 with her husband of 35 years, Steve Vargo, and their two young sons.

Josie’s greatest joys were the simple ones. She loved sitting by a beach fire with her family. The meals that came out of that cooler were legendary and will never be equaled. Jo was a world class cook. It was her greatest joy to share her efforts with her family. Josie’s smile was like the sun coming out from behind the clouds. Her laughter was like clear water running happily over clean rocks in an untouched spruce forest.

Jo Jo is survived by her husband Steve Vargo, son Zack Vargo, and daughter-in-law Sadie Vargo, all of Kodiak. She also leaves her loving sisters Lenora Frohnapfel and Mary Boggs, both of Ohio, and their six children and four grandchildren. All of whom she considered her own.

Jo was preceded in death by her cherished son Jason. Josephine struggled with Jason’s loss every day of her life, but learned to smile again and go on for those she loved. Josie you have left an empty spot in our lives that can’t be filled. Fish on! Family Forever. Forever Family.

Josephine’s ashes will be returned to the places she loved in life by those that love her. Thank you to Kodiak Funeral Chapel for their compassionate assistance in this devastating time of loss. The family would request you plant something, or rescue an animal in need, in Josie’s memory.