Herman Izor, of Poway, passed into Glory on the afternoon of March 5, 2014, at the age of 91 years. He had been preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn, in 2012.
Herman was born on January 16, 1923, the only child of the late Herman V. Izor Sr. and Mabel G. Izor of suburban Cleveland, Ohio. He met his bride-to-be, Marilyn Zaebst, at the Fairview Baptist Church in Fairview Village, Ohio, in 1945 following the War. They were married in 1946 and celebrated 66 years of marriage in June of 2012. Together, they raised three sons, were active in their churches and after Herman's retirement in 1974, they traveled extensively throughout North America in their motor homes and Airstream trailers.
Upon graduating Fairview High School, Herman joined American Telephone & Telegraph Co. in Cleveland. As a Test Board Operator, he became proficient in telephone skills and was recruited by the U.S. Army
Signal Corps for service in North Africa and Italy during the height of WW II, 1942-1945, achieving the rank of Corporal, TEC 5.
Herman returned to AT&T completing a successful 33 year career. In retirement, Herman volunteered in numerous community service agencies including the Wally Byam International Caravan Club, the Airstream owner's club and hospital auxiliaries in Charlevoix, MI, Tucson, AZ, and Palomar-Pomerado Hospital in Poway where he served a term as the President of the Auxiliary. At age 76, he completed the course of study to be a Certified EMT to volunteer in emergency rooms. In San Diego, Herman, together with Marilyn, became active in The Church at Rancho Bernardo as worship service greeters, marriage retreat mentors and volunteers in many ways.
Herman and Marilyn are survived by their three sons, Paul (Michele) Izor of Mount Hermon, Robert (Catherine) Izor of Medford, OR, and Bill (Karen) Izor of Poway; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends.
Visitation will be at Poway Bernardo Mortuary on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 4:30 to 8pm, with private burial at Miramar National Cemetery.
A public memorial service will be held at The Church at Rancho Bernardo, 11740 Bernardo Plaza Court, San Diego, CA, at a date to be determined.