Robert Frank “Bob” Lizon, 58, of Douglas, Ga., beloved husband of Sharon Bolick Lizon, died November 24, in Palm Coast, Fla.
In addition to Sharon, his devoted wife of 25 years, his memory will be embraced by his sister-in-law, Pamela Bolick Trickey, of Newtown; his children, Brittany (Lizon) Caldwell and her husband, Brandon, of Gainsville, Ga., and Edward Staffieri of New Haven; his cherished granddaughter, Isabella Staffieri-Mingrino, of Merden; his brother, Frank Robert Lizon, Jr, and his wife, Patricia, of New Britain; his sister, Joann Christine Lukaszewski, and her husband, Joseph, of Bristol; his mother-in-law, Irene Bolick of Fairfield; two brothers-in-law, Donald Bolick of Norfolk, Va., and Michael Bolick and his wife, Lynn, of Oxford; and a bounty of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who survive him.
His daughter, Janelle Colin Staffieri; his parents, Frank Robert Lizon, Sr, and Helen Bukowicz Lizon; his brother-in-law, Jason Trickey; and his sister-in-law, Robin Bolick, predeceased him.
Mr Lizon graduated from Mary Immaculate Academy High School in New Britain in 1979, and later from Kaplan University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and graduated summa cum laude. Back in his younger days, he was a passionate softball player and played for numerous softball teams, including the New Britain Fire Fighters. He played in the outfield and won several championship games in Portland, Maine. A talented athlete, he was invited to play for the International Tournament in Maryland. In more recent years, he was a member of the Douglas Golf and Country Club, where he enjoyed golfing in the tournaments.
A Knight of Columbus first degree member of Council No. 15718 in Douglas, Ga., Mr Lizon was appointed “lecturer” because of his enthusiastic way of making his brother Knights stand up and take notice, each walking away exhilarated about what they had heard. He regularly donated blood and reached the one gallon mark with the American Red Cross. He treated the maintenance of his home in Georgia and his vacation home in Florida as one of his hobbies. He loved spending time at his vacation home and traveling with his loving wife, Sharon.
During Mr Lizon’s ten years as a distribution manager for Southwire Company, in Douglas, Ga., his team was recognized in a company-wide “Safety In The Work Place” video challenge for being the best, an honor he considered among his most precious career achievements and memories. For the last year and half, he worked for Spectrum Distribution in Douglas, Ga., as a shipping manager. Mr Lizon touched many people throughout his life and will be dearly missed by those who knew him.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 5, from 4 to 8 pm, in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield Center.
Funeral services will take place Thursday, December 6, at 11 am, in the funeral home, with his interment to follow in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield.
The family would prefer contributions in his name to either a local animal shelter or the American Heart Association at heart.org.
To sign his guest register, visit leskopolkefuneralhome.com.