John Impellizzeri

1931 ~ 2020

Mr. John C. Impellizzeri aged 88 passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Beatrice Impellizzeri; brothers, Vincent and Tony Impellizzerri; son-in-law, Lyle McCrumb. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Mary (Monticello); children, Judy McCrumb, Patti (Tim) Brower, Steve (Ann) Impellizzeri, Laurie Impellizzeri, Amy (Bill) Murray, Sue (Diane Ketchum) Impellizzeri; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Marie (Keith) Woodrum. John proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Catholic War Veterans. He retired from Ideal Printing after 24 years of service. John’s family would like to thank both Faith Hospice and Home Instead for the love, care, and support they have given to them. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice or Dan Donnelly Educational Fund. A private family service has been held, with a Mass Celebrating his life to be held at a later date. John would like everyone to know “It is going to be tough sledding tomorrow.” To share a photo, memory, and sign the family’s online guestbook please visit www.stegengafuneralchapel.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John Impellizzeri please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Woodlawn Cemetery
2530 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49507

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March 26, 2020 8:00pm

The Baldini family sends their love and prayers to John’s family. Remembering wonderful times from years past - rest well my friend.

- Ernest Baldini and Family

March 22, 2020 8:00pm

My deepest sympathy to you, Mary and all your children. I had most of them in art classes at CCHS and you and John can be proud of them. Peace, Mr. Jim

- Jim Wisnewski

March 22, 2020 8:00pm

So sorry to hear. My dad always said the best part of the restaurant business is the "swell" people you meet. And John was to my dad and I one of the nicest people we were fortunate to know. Prayers for John and all the family.  Mike Brann

- michael brann

March 22, 2020 8:00pm

John was one of the nicest people I have known and I have knew him my entire life. I want to let Mary and his children know how sorry I am for their loss. God bless you all.  Sam DeLuca

- Sam DeLuca

March 21, 2020 8:00pm

I was sad to read about your loss. John was a wonderful friend to my parents and he added a smile to every conversation. My husband and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of the family. May you find some courage and peace during this tough time.  Love,  Annette (Stellini, Witham) and husband Bob

- Annette

March 21, 2020 8:00pm

I was sad to read about your loss. John was a wonderful friend to my parents and he added a smile to every conversation. My husband and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of the family. May you find some courage and peace during this tough time.  Love,  Annette (Stellini, Witham) and husband Bob

- Annette

March 21, 2020 8:00pm

God bless the family of John Impellizeri. I worked with John early in my career at Central Trade Plant. He mentored me with his wisdom and advice. But I will never forget his unique sense of humor and his homemade BLT sandwiches (without the B and the L) for lunch.  Kevin Wells.

- kevin wells

March 21, 2020 8:00pm

May God Bless——-truly a loss of a friend & "PAISANO!' Vince & Rose Lauria

- Vincent M Lauria

March 20, 2020 8:00pm

Laurie and family -  I'm so terribly sorry for you loss. I hope that. you can find comfort in remembering all the good times (and even not so good times) together. Hugs to your family.

- Rukshana Ilahi

March 20, 2020 8:00pm

Ken Haan Matt and Katie Haan purchased the Pink Potpourri Bouquet for the family of John Impellizzeri.

- Ken Haan Matt and Katie Haan

March 19, 2020 8:00pm

Dear Laurie and Family,  May you find peace and comfort in the memories and love you shared in this life together. We are thinking of you at this time and sending our love.  Raeni and Frank Conner

- Raeni Conner

March 19, 2020 8:00pm

Dear Impellizzeri Family:  John was such a help when Dan and I purchased Ideal Printing Company back in 1984. We treasured him as an employee. He was also quite the kidder and was known to tease everyone, especially new customer service people. He always talked about his kids and was proud of his family. We are so glad to have known him.  Deb and Dan Goris Ideal Printing Custom Printers Pageworks

- Deborah J Goris

March 18, 2020 8:00pm

Dear Patti & Tim -  Our condolences go out to you and your family. We were so sorry to hear of our father's passing.  Bob & Ruth

- Bob & Ruth DeKorte

March 18, 2020 8:00pm

Mary and family,  So sorry to hear about John's passing. He always was such a kidder and fun to be around. I have many fond memories of him with my folks. May he rest in peace. Prayers and hugs for all of you.  John & Jackie (Cucinella) VanStraten

- Jackie Van Straten




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