December 21, 1951 ~ June 10, 2022


John Albert Iozzo, 70, passed away at 12:30am on Friday, June 10th, 2022. He fought the good fight and when he left this world, he was surrounded by his four daughters and his wife in his beloved Old Northside home. 


He is survived by his wife, Diana, his daughters, Elizabeth, Virginia, Kristine and Meredith, his sister, Lani and his brother Tom. 


John was a member of the SILO Auto Conservancy, Old Northside Foundation, Indiana Landmarks Preservation Organization,  Society of St. Vincent DePaul- Indianapolis, Old Northside Knights of Columbus, Easy Street Band and The Indy Nile Band. 


Many people have described John as someone who never knew a stranger. He had a way of making everyone feel welcome with a firm handshake, a smile and a one-liner joke. He was the life of the party, the stage and the dance floor. 


The one thing John loved more than showing off his dance moves or playing bass with his band was being a father. He never missed an opportunity to sit with his “Fab 4” to share stories, random facts, life lessons and a cold beer. The memory of his profoundly interesting, meaningful and fun life is a gift his daughters will always treasure.


He cherished and loved all of his friends and family so very much. We ask that you help us keep his memory alive by continuing to tell the stories about the good times you shared.


A celebration of life will be held at the McGowan Hall, in the Old Northside Neighborhood, on Friday, July 8th at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, John requested that donations be made to McGowan Hall Foundation or Society of St. Vincent DePaul-Indianapolis. 


Checks mailed to:

McGowen Hall Foundation

Attn: Robert Newport

1305 N Delaware St

Indianapolis, IN  46202





Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Indianapolis Archdiocesan Council, Inc.



Celebration of Life: July 8, 2022 5:00 pm

McGowen Hall
1305 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in John Albert Iozzo's name.

McGown Hall Foundation

1305 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Indianapolis


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Very fond memories of John during master’s degree public relations/journalism classes at Ball State in Indianapolis. Such a funny and generous man. So sorry for your loss.

  3. John was one of the best people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Incredibly funny and equally kind, he was truly a special human being. His four wonderful daughters – Elizabeth, Ginnie, Christine and Meredith – exemplify the outstanding and loving father that John was. I share his family’s pain of losing him.

    • 40 years of friendship. Hard to realize you have passed. You will be missed by our family. Rest peacefully old friend.
      Pete and Beth Pappas

  4. Condolences to the family. Our relationship with John was through his sister, Lani and brother in law, Roger Cummings. I saw John perform once with their band, “Indy Nile Band.” He was a mean bass guitar player and a real cut-up.

  5. I lived in the Old Northside from 1983 – 1990. John was such a great leader in our community, always welcoming and helpful. I have fond memories of times at the old Saenger Chor.

  6. John was such an amazing person! Always smiling and loving life!
    Saying he never knew a stranger is an understatement! Our world has lost one of its brightest lights!
    I am humbled and blessed to have known him and i so enjoyed our conversations!
    Much love and hugs to his family
    ❤ you all

  7. 40 years of friendship. Hard to realize you have passed. You will be missed by our family. Rest peacefully old friend.
    Pete and Beth Pappas

  8. There was never a dull moment with you. I am going to miss listening to Johnny “Guitar” Watson together. From now on, when I play his songs, they will be attached with wonderful memories of you. Rest well my friend. You are already missed.

  9. With our deepest sympathy for this loss, and prayers of comfort for cousin Diana and the girls. We had a lovely, memorable visit with John and Diana a few years back at their lovely home when we were on vacation in Indiana. ❤️. Daniel & Rose Hunter

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