Joseph J. Friso Sr., 76, passed away Wednesday at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. Joseph was born in Racine, Feb. 1, 1940, son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Nee: Piette) Friso.

Since the age of sixteen, Joe was employed by In-Sink-Erator for forty-two years and belonged to their “10 Year Club.” He enjoyed attending the Arlington Park for the horse races, trips to Las Vegas, roller coasters, playing cribbage, driving his supercharged Mini Coopers, and was a huge Braves baseball fan.

He will be dearly missed by his children, Kimberly (John) Barnes, Donna Friso (Stephen Woodward), Joe Friso Jr. (Conrad Hanstein), Richard (Vicki) Friso, Jon Friso, Thomas Andrew Friso; his “adopted” daughter, Tiffani Swanson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert James Friso, Thomas Raymond Friso, and Gerald Timothy Friso; his canine pals, Tink and Poet; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his former wife and lifelong friend, Mary Willing-Friso.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.