Louis R. Iezzi

Died: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Location: James F. Ferguson Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Location: SS Simon & Jude Church

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passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at his home.  He was born March 29, 1929 in Blairsville, PA, the son of the late Joseph Iezzi and Rose (Iezzi) Iezzi.   Louie was a life long member of the Blairsville Area attending SS Simon & Jude Catholic Grade School and graduated from Blairsville High School in 1947.  He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he received a degree in Vocational Education to teach building trades and masonry trades.  He was a member of the Bricklayers Union of Greensburg Local #75 from 1947-1975.  He was also employed as a brick contractor in the Blairsville area.  He taught bricklaying from 1970-1980 at Johnstown Vo-Tech where he also served as VICA Director of the school and as Department Head of the Construction Department.  He also taught bricklaying from 1980-1991 at Indiana Vo-Tech where he served as VICA Director until his retirement in 1991.  He helped to organize the Blairsville VFW Marching Band and played for 20 years, serving as Director the last 10 years.  He also helped to organize the Blairsville Community Concert Band and served as Assistant Conductor.  Louie had been a member of the Blairsville Fire Department for 19 years.  He joined the Blairsville Elks #406 in 1958 and was elected Exalted Ruler in 1983. He was secretary of the Elks from 1991-2013. He was appointed to the Elks State Youth Activities Committee and was elected Chairman in 1984 and 1985.  He was appointed District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of the West Central District in 1988 and also served as Chairman of various committees of the West Central District.   Louie was a member of the Blairsville Elks Golf League for many years and he enjoyed the golf trips to Myrtle Beach, SC.  He was also a member of the Blairsville Italian Society since he was 18 years old.  He was a member of SS Simon & Jude Church, Blairsville where he had sung in the men's choir.  Louie is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dolores P. (Petrarca) Iezzi, Blairsville, PA; son, Joseph S. Iezzi & wife, Patty, Homer City, PA; son, Gary R. Iezzi, Blairsville, PA; grandchildren:  Kelley Klock, Sam Iezzi & wife Jessica, Nicole Baker & husband Kevin, Joey Iezzi & wife Lisa & Andrew Iezzi ; great grandchildren:  Tessa, Cassidy, John, Jake, Austin & Everly; brother-in-law, Ronald "Riz" Petrarca & friend Jackie and nephews, Chris & Brian Petrarca.  He was preceded in death by his son, Louis "Butch" Iezzi in 2005.  The family will receive friends at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Blairsville, PA on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8PM and also Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.  The Elks will conduct services Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7 PM in the Funeral Home.  A wake service will be held on Sunday at 7:30 PM in the Funeral Home.  Prayers of transfer will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:15 AM, prior to a funeral mass at SS Simon & Jude Church, Blairsville, PA at 10:00 AM.   Fr. Stephen R. Bugay will officiate.  Interment will be in the SS Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville, PA.  If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Blairsville Community Concert Band, c/o Pam Long, 82 Hazel St., Blairsville, PA 15717

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   Posted Thu October 25, 2018
It's with a heavy heart and much sadness that I am writing this about a gentleman who was like a second father to me since butchie and I started in kindergarten together in 1958 . Through the years Dee and Lou made me feel like one of the family as well as my son Josh and even my three x wives . To Dee , Punchy . Gary and the rest of the Iezzi family its with deep sadness but also with great honor that I can say that Lou was one of the greatest men I have ever met .
God bless

Richard-Patricia Korywchak
   Posted Thu October 25, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Iezzi family.

Rich & Patty (Jewart) Korywchak

Chuck and Annette Lucas
   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
We are deeply sorry to hear of Louie’s passing. He was a long time friend of ours with whom we danced, enjoyed being on the bowling teams with and partying with at the Elks in Blairsville. Lou and De were always a fun loving couple to be around. He will be missed by many. RIP Louie.
Chuck and Annette Lucas. Murrells Inlet, SC. Formerly of Blairsvill

Rick Cummings
   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
Some of best memories were growing up in a neighborhood were everyone would gather at each others homes for parties and cookouts with everyone laughing and having a great time. My thoughts and prayers are with Louis and his entire family.

Leonard LaMantia
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Rest in Peace, Louis

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