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OBITUARIES:  (published June 7, 2018)

Fred J. Iozzo Sr.
Fred J. Iozzo Sr., 94, of Oak Brook died June 4, 2018, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
   Born in 1923, Fred grew up in the heart of the Great Depression. With limited education, he used his street smarts and incredible work ethic to claw his way through a multitude of jobs that led him to the automobile business. As a Lincoln Mercury dealer his abilities and vision were second to none. In 1954 Fred had the foresight to open the first dealership west of Route 83 in what was the beginning of “automobile row.” He enjoyed a fabulous career in the car business and was on many advisory boards including Ray Graham and LaSalle Bank.
If you knew Fred, he was your friend. Whether as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, colleague or simple acquaintance, Fred wanted the best for you and would do whatever he could to make your life better. Friends and family were blessed to have learned countless, valuable life lessons from Fred through his many self-invented proverbs, i.e. when selling a nice car and taking in a not so nice car and the cash difference is questionable, “Don’t trade gold for brass!”
   Regardless of what lessons were being learned, he would always give thanks for all he had with a simple “Sempré cosi” or may it be “Always like this.” Now that he is at rest in Heaven with God, and with all his friends and family that have gone before him, he can say it now and forever.
   He was preceded in death by his siblings, Mike (the late Emily), Theresa (the late Julio) Spatola, Frank (Myrene) and Ray “Corky” (the late Mary Liz).
   He is survived by his wife, Elaine Iozzo, nee Markoff; his children, Fred (Mary) Iozzo Jr. and Marc (Liz) Iozzo; his grandchildren, Anna (Aaron) Subich, Amy (Greg) Sytsma, Elicia, Quentin, Marc and Jocelyn Iozzo; and his sisters, Rose Marie (Nick) Ciafa and Florence (the late Frank) Maurino.
   Visitation is at 9 a.m. Friday, June 8 at St. Joseph Church, 4801 Main St., Downers Grove.
Mass will follow at the church at 11 a.m.
   Interment will be at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ray Graham Association, 901 Warrenville Rd. Suite 500, Lisle, IL 60532, or online at
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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