John Peter Iozia, 100, of Glen Rock, NJ passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022.. He was born and raised in Paterson, NJ. He was a first generation American, proud of his Sicilian heritage. Prior to World War II, he was employed by the Curtis-Wright Corporation as a production test engineer. He served in the Naval Air Force during World War II. He was married to the late Philomena Iozia (nee Pedi). Together they raised their family of four children in Glen Rock, NJ. He was employed from 1950-2001 by the Brogan Cadillac-Oldsmobile company as a general manager and vice president, where he achieved many national awards for outstanding sales accomplishments.
John was also an avid pilot. He was a member of the Wayne Hangar Quiet Birdmen, where he served as Key Man for seven years and a long time member of the advisory council. He was also a member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, and a charter member of the American Bonanza Society. He also served an appointment to the N.J. Aviation Advisory Council.
John was a member of St. Catherine’s Church in Glen Rock, where he served as a greeter for 30 years. He also served on the church hospital ministry. John is survived by his loving children, Jacqueline Merson (William), Phyllis Bohaczuk (Anthony), and Peter Iozia (Hope). He leaves behind six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas.
John was especially proud of sponsoring six children throughout the world via The Christian Children’s Fund. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his favorite charities: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The Christian Children’s Fund, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Catholic Charities, and Wounded Warriors.
The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, May 4,2022 from 5:00 to 9:00pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ. A funeral mass will take place on Thursday at St. Catherine’s Church, 905 Maple Ave, Glen Rock, NJ at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson, NJ. Family requests that masks be worn by all visitors during visitation at the funeral home.