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John C. Lizzio
September 1, 1955 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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John passed away unexpectedly on July 28, 2023. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 43 years, Meg; daughter Caroline (Mark) O'Grodnik; son Michael Lizzio (Jen Brosius); sister Pauline Mitelli; sister-in-law Rosie Lizzio; brother-in-law Craig Everhart; mother-in-law Jane Everhart; his dog Coco "the terrorist puppy"; grand-dogs Johnny and Kyra; grand-cat Loca Kitty. He was predeceased by his parents, Audrey and Angelo Lizzio, twin brother Mark Lizzio, father-in-law Gerald Everhart and his beloved dogs Shelley, Obie and Shawna.
John was born on September 1, 1955 six minutes after his twin brother Mark. He grew up in Webster NY and graduated from R.L. Thomas High School in 1974.
After working as a machinist for several years at Alliance Tool & Die, he was hired at RG&E as a meter reader. He became a gas serviceman and retired on November 1, 2021 after 35 years with the company. John was a hard worker who loved his job. He cherished the many friendships he made with his coworkers.
John married Meg Everhart on July 26, 1980. They were blessed with 2 beautiful children: Caroline in 1984 and Michael in 1986. He was very proud of them and all that they accomplished.
In 1982, John and Meg bought their first home in Fairport. 40 years later, John still loved living in the village. As an active member of his church, he served on the Board of Trustees. John enjoyed working out at the Perinton Recreation Center and the friends he made there. He was happy walking his dogs and bicycling with Meg along the canal.
John loved working outdoors. He received many compliments on his beautiful yard that he meticulously maintained. (It will never look quite the same!)
Although he was not the primary cook in his home, he did have 2 specialties: chicken soup and pasta sauce. He was especially proud of his meatballs! He also enjoyed cooking on his grill.
Spending time by the water was something he and Meg always enjoyed. Some of his favorite places were Canandaigua Lake, the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Lake Huron and Key West. In the summer, he could often be found floating on a raft in his pool.
John always enjoyed football season. He was a Bills fan for many years, despite the many times they frustated and disappointed him!
John had natural abilities as a handyman; it was unusual to have to call some else to fix something at home. He was always ready to help family,friends and neighbors in need of assistance.
John enjoyed talking with everyone and meeting new people. He made friends easily and always seemed to run into someone he knew wherever he went.
John loved good music and good restaurants. He also loved his "toys": his Harley, his 1964 Corvette, and his truck. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.He was a devoted, loving husband and father who always provided well for his family. To his children, he was a hero and a friend as well as their Dad. He is gone too soon and will be greatly missed.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Donations in John's memory to First Congregational Church of Christ ( where he was an active member ), Lollipop Farm ( where he adopted 2 of his dogs ) or Oxford Houses of Western NY ( in support of his son's recovery ) 446 Ridgeway Avenue Rochester, NY. 14615, would be greatly appreciated.
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