Donald J. Izbicki

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CARROLLTON - Donald Joseph Izbicki, Sr., 77, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Friday, October 18, 2013. Born in Norwich , Connecticut, July 5, 1936, Don was the son of the late John and Alice R. Izbicki. A career officer in the U.S. Air Force, Don served his country for 26 years before his retirement in 1980. He spent the next 17 years at Headquarters Air Combat Command, retiring as the Chief, Traffic Management Branch Transportation Division. Don earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a master's degree from InterAmerican University, Puerto Rico, during a military tour. Some 30 years ago, Don was a founding member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and treasured the time he spent on various committees and administrative boards of the church. In his pastime, Don enjoyed traveling, working on home projects and especially spending time with his family. Don is survived by his "bride", Madeline, the love of his life for over 57 years. He is also survived by his son, Donald Izbicki, Jr. (Kathy), his daughters, Diana Dorsey (Michael), and Debbie Williams (Walter); his grandchildren, Dr. Alana Dorsey Pringle (Alex), Meaghan Dorsey and Michael Dorsey, Jr.; brother, Richard Izbicki (Margie); and sister, Christine Simoneau (Richard); and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Walter, John, William and Joseph, and sisters, Jeanette and Rita. Family and friends will gather for visitation 7:00-8:30 pm, Tuesday, October 22, in Colonial Funeral Home. A Mass will be offered 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 23, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 300 Smithfield Blvd, Smithfield, with Rev. Fr. Joe Majewski officiating. Burial will follow, at 3:00 pm, in Albert G. Horton Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Suffolk, with full military honors. Memorial contributions to Don's memory may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. "We will not allow our sorrow in losing him overshadow the privilege of loving him." Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 1515 S. Church St., Smithfield, VA 23430 (757)357-2979
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1515 S Church St Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 357-2979
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Published in Daily Press on Oct. 20, 2013
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