MECHANICVILLE - Ernest A. “Frosty” Izzo, 90, of Raylinsky Lane, died Thursday, Jan 12th, at Wesley Nursing and Rehab Center, Saratoga Springs, after a brief illness.
Born in Mechanicville, January 21, 1932, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Giovanna Izzo, and foster son of Emilio and Mary Grace Matrazzo. A graduate of Mechanicville High School and Brockport State University, before college, Frosty served with the US Army in Germany and France during the Korean War.
Frosty was an elementary school teacher for 32 years in the Saratoga Springs School District, at the Division Street and Maple Avenue schools, retiring in 1994.
During the summer break, Frosty was a sought after bartender at the annual Saratoga Race Track meet. He also served as a golf starter at the Saratoga Spa State Park golf complex.
An avid golfer and bowler, Frosty bowled in the TV Tournament Time and national bowling matches. Frosty was inducted in the Troy Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He was a die hard Penn State Nittany Lion lifelong fan and parent with both daughters attending Penn State. The girls will always remember their many trips they had with Dad.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Helen Pazzo Izzo, whom he married Nov 24, 1962, his two adored daughters Lisa (Christopher) Gerber of West Grove, PA and Regina Izzo of Baltimore. Also grand-daughter Abigail of West Grove, PA along with nieces, nephews and a world of friends and former students.
In addition to his parents and foster parents, predeceased by brothers Frank (Popeye) and Tony Izzo and sisters Mary Palmer, Frances Hyde, along with Matrazzo brothers and sisters Ralph, Dominick, Tony Matrazzo, Mary Mucci, Frances Gargano, Josephine Iacobelli , Antoinette D’Alberto and an infant son.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan 16th at 1 PM at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 121 North Main St, Mechanicville, with burial to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the Church on Monday from 11 AM till 1 PM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to All Saints on the Hudson Church, in warm memory of Ernest “Frosty” Izzo.