Joseph A. "Jay" Ariosa, an electrical inspector, died of pneumonia complications Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Towson resident was 58.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Baltimore County, Mr. Ariosa was a 1967 graduate of Dulaney High School, where he played football and baseball. He attended Catonsville Community College.
He worked for his father's electrical business, L.H. Cranston & Sons, for many years before founding J&E; Electric, which he operated from his home. At his death, he was an electrical inspector at the port of Baltimore for EA Engineering Science and Technology.
A master electrician, he was a past president of the Electrical League of Maryland and vice president of the Electrical League of Baltimore County.
Mr. Ariosa had belonged to a local volleyball club and played golf at public courses.
A funeral Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., where he was a member.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, the former Kathy Naplachowski; a son, Ryan J. Ariosa of Towson; a daughter, Juliet E. Ariosa of Baltimore; his father, Joseph A. Ariosa of Towson; two brothers, Stephen D. Ariosa of Baltimore and Michael G. Ariosa of Parkton; and three sisters, Robin C. Ariosa and Teresa M. Ariosa, both of Eldersburg, and Melinda M. Ariosa of Parkville.