Carmine Izzo, 86, of Cleona, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in his residence. He was the husband of Barbara Ann Handley Izzo, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage this past Oct.
Born in Salerno, Italy on Feb. 13, 1934, he was the son of the late Anthony and Concetta DiDomenico Izzo. He served in the Pennsylvania U.S. Army National Guard at Ft. Indiantown Gap as a calibration technician for 31 years, attaining the rank of Master Sgt. Carmine served in the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church in Annville and the Father Michael Barrett Chapter of the Knights of Columbus. He was an Extra Class Ham radio operator (AARL) and a member of the Lebanon County Radio Control Club, where he enjoyed flying airplanes, drones, and helicopters. He also volunteered as an Italian translator at local hospitals.
Surviving is two sons, Carmine A., husband of Julie Izzom of Abbottstown, and Joseph V., husband of Patricia Izzo, of Harrisburg, two daughters, Rita M., wife of Steven Mack, of Hershey, and Connie R., wife of Brian Witmer, of Lebanon, and six grandchildren, William Heilman, Taylor Prentice, Anita Earle, Alexander Witmer, Addison Grace Izzo, and Michael Doerrler.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul The Apostle Church, 125 S. Spruce St., Annville, PA 17003. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lebanon at the convenience of the family. A viewing will be held on Friday from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at the Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, 618 E. Main St., Annville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul The Apostle Church, or the Penn State Cancer Institute, 400 University Dr., Hershey, PA 17033 in his memory.