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Izze , Barbara L. 68

Gaithersburg, Md.

Barbara L. Izze, 68, of Gaithersburg, Md., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. She was born Sept. 25, 1939, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late John and Julia Christofano and stepmother, Viola Christofano. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; and brothers, C.E. and William Brown. She is survived by sons, Richard C. Izze Sr. and wife, Tammy, and John L. Izze; daughter, Julie M. Izze; brother, Larry Christofano and wife, Norma; sisters, Jean and husband, Glen Ammons, and Judy Schnupp; four grandchildren, Laura, Stacy, Olivia and Chase; and many nieces and nephews. Among many things, Barbara was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Most knew that her kitchen table was the heartbeat of her home, where many decisions were made and multitudes of food cooked. She was a cheerleading commissioner for the Gaithersburg Sports Association and a retired medical office manager/nurse for Arthur Schoengold, M.D., with 20-plus years of service. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at DEVOL FUNERAL HOME, 10 E. Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Md. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, Md. Interment Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium at a later date. Please sign the family guestbook at


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