Iannone, Primo L.
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Primo L. Iannone, age 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 18, 1936 in Endicott, NY to Louis and Angelina (Capri) Iannone. He was the youngest of four children. Primo served on active duty in the Army of the United States from 1955 to 1961. He was a proud, past Exalted Ruler of Endicott Elks Lodge 1977. Primo had a successful career as a Computer Engineer with IBM Poughkeepsie and IBM Owego for 35 years. Following his retirement he relocated to Apex, NC to be near family. Primo had a passion for photography and was often seen with his camera around his neck. Primo loved to take pictures of everything from flowers to unique buildings and landscapes, and most of all his family. He created beautiful collages and DVD's as gifts to family and friends that will be our keepsakes. Primo loved to visit his grandchildren in NYC and explore and photograph his way all around Manhattan. He enjoyed listening to his music on his drive to Binghamton, NY to visit his daughter and play cards with his buddies at the Elks Lodge. Primo is survived by his loving daughters, Melinda Freeman and Julie Iannone Pastro (James); his brother, Anthony (Arlene) Iannone; his sister-in-law, Rose Iannone; his cherished grandchildren, Skyler and Mariella Pastro; and devoted nephews and nieces, Joseph and Renee Iannone, Louis and Beth Iannone, Joannie and Al Galbraith, Patty and Bill Rusciano; four very special grand nieces, Jessie, Marie, Hannah and Matthew; and the mother of his children, Joan Iannone. He was predeceased by his parents, his siblings Joseph and Eleanor and infant daughter Lisa. Primo's family will receive visitors on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex. A chapel service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Endicott memorial services to be at a later date. Special thanks to the staff at Spring Arbor of Apex and Hospice of Wake County. In lieu of flowers his family requests donations in his honor to Elks Lodge, Endicott, NY No. 1977, 619 N Nanticoke Ave, Endicott, NY 13760-4116 Online condolences may be made to www.apexfuneral.net
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Apr. 3, 2013