In Memory

Joseph (Kelly) Cieskiewicz - Class Of 1982

Joseph Kelly Cieskiewicz, 53, died Friday, June 29, 2017, in San Diego, California, likely due to complications from a serious head injury he sustained last year. He is the son of Patricia O’Hara Cieskiewicz, of Palm Harbor, Florida and the late Joseph Cieskiewicz.
Joseph, also known as “Kelly” to his family and childhood friends, was born on April 28, 1964 in Hobart, Indiana, where he was raised. He graduated from Hobart High School, and was a stand-out member of the football team.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1984, where and he served honorably through 1993, and was a veteran of the First Gulf War in Iraq. After his military service, he attended the University of South Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems Technology.
He worked in the field of information technology and network administration for the United States Government for the past 20 years. Some of his posts included Bahrain, the USDA in Texas, Navy Seals training facilities, and the Veterans Administration Human Genome Project in Boston.
His most recent duty was as a network administrator for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SPAWAR) in San Diego, California. He was an avid cyclist, fisherman and outdoorsman, who enjoyed cooking and music.
Joseph Kelley is survived by his two children, daughter Amanda Cieskiewicz of Memphis, Tennessee, and son Kyle Cieskiewicz of Pontotoc, Mississippi.
He is also survived by his mother and three siblings, Lynn Dunbar of Louisville, Kentucky, Dawn Wyllie of Palm Harbor, Florida, and Anthony Cieskiewicz of St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as seven nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph, and his nephew Evan Dunbar.
He will be interred with military honors at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida at a later date.
This information and picture were obtained from:!/Obituary.