MADISON — Mario Izzarelli, age 80, of Madison, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014, at UHHS Geauga Medical Center.
Born Dec. 7, 1933, he was the son of Mary (Ruffolo) & Pasquale Izzarelli. He married Theresa Alessi in Madison on May 11, 1963.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Mario was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Jay Wilson Post 112 of Madison. He enjoyed growing flowers, baseball and all sports. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and was a hard worker, enjoying working at Romans IV Restaurant which he owned for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa of Madison; daughter, Julie (Gary Fedele) Lander of Madison; sons, Randy Izzarelli of Madison, Michael (Mary) Izzarelli of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; grandchildren, Samantha (Brian) Wheeler, Joseph (Jennifer) Lander, Erica Izzarelli, Jenna Izzarelli, Allison (Robert) White, Michael (Marcene) Izzarelli; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Daniel and Thomas (Debbie) Izzarelli; sisters, Patty (Dan) DeRubertis, Angie (Jim) Smith and Jill Eland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Leonard Izzarelli.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 24th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison. A Funeral Service will follow at 7 p.m.
Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.