Food Culinary 17

Joseph Philip Bacarro, Jr.

August 21, 1970 ~ September 17, 2021 (age 51)


Joseph P Bacarro Jr passed away on September 17, 2021 with

loved ones by his side.

Joe was born on August 21, 1970 in Lodi, California.

He graduated from Blue Valley North and continued his

education at UNLV, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business


Joe returned to Kansas and worked in various restaurants. In

June of 2006, he opened Big Bams fulfilling his dream of

owning his own restaurant.

Joe loved to entertain people. He always had a story, so many

stories to tell, a recipe to share and U2 playing on the radio. His

sarcastic humor made you shake your head and laugh, always


He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew


Joe is survived by his son Austin, his mother Carmen, his sisters

Liz Bacarro, Anna Saplis and brother in law Jeff Saplis

He is proceeded in death by his father, Joseph P Bacarro, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Cathy Barber Culinary Arts Scholarship at Johnson County Community College. 


Celebration of Life
September 25, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Johnson County Funeral Chapel
11200 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210

September 25, 2021

1:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Courtyard of Memories Indoor Mausoleum at Johnson County Memorial Gardens
11200 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, Kansas 66210

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