CARROLLTON - Emilio Harry Ippolito, 82, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, May 23, 2013, surrounded by family. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Harry was the son of the late Mary Rizzo and Joseph V. Ippolito. Harry had lived in the Hampton Roads are for the past fifty years and most recently in Surry and Carrollton. He attended Bacon's Castle Baptist Church. Harry was a veteran of the US Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He retired from civil service after many years. He was a life-member and active member of the VFW and the local chapter, Post 8545, and was the past commander (2002). Harry was also a member of the American Legion. A beloved husband and devoted father, grandfather, and great -grandfather, Harry will be remembered for the countless hours he spent with his grandchildren. Harry always had an opinion on everything and readily shared it. He was generous and kind-hearted. In pastime, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing and yard-work and was a chocoholic. Harry leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 63 years, Barbara Hogue Ippolito, his daughters, Nanette Ippolito, Kay-Tee Miller (Wayne), Emily Norton (Willie), and Amy Ippolito; sons, Christopher Ippolito, and Kent Ippolito (Claudia Emerson); eleven grandchildren, Michael, Brandon, Whitney, Maya, Regan, Alanna, Carson, Garrett, Madison, Elijah, and Hallie; and four great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family. A memorial service will he held 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 25, in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, with Rev. Jimmy Acree and Rev. Douglas Adams officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions to the VFW, Post 8545, PO Box 461, Smithfield, VA 23431 or the IOW
, C/O Pam Jordan, 18214 Farmview Lane, Windsor, VA 23487. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA
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Published in Daily Press on May 24, 2013