James 'Jim' Izyk

James 'Jim' Izyk

FULTON — James “Jim” Izyk, 77, of Fulton, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse after a short illness. 

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Francis and Josephine (Tryniski) Izyk. 

Jim had been a resident of Fulton for most of his life and he was a graduate of Fulton High School in 1959. 

Jim was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy from 1960 to 1964, during which time his ship, the USS Rankin, was an active participant in the Cuban,  Missile Crisis Blockade. 

He was a longtime employee with Armstrong World Industries, Fulton where he worked as an electrician.  Jim later retired from Interface Solutions, Fulton. 

He was pre-deceased by his wife Meridth Izyk in 2014. 

Jim is survived by his children, John (Michelle) Izyk of Fulton, Joanne Izyk of Colorado, Cheryl Izyk Rathmann of Oswego and Cassandra (Chris) Jones of Fulton; eight  grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. 

Funeral services and burial will be held privately. 

There will be no calling hours. 

Arrangements are in care of  Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of James Izyk, Radioman Petty Officer 2nd Class USS Rankin crew member 1960-1964.