portrait picture for Isadore C. "Izzy" Ryducha

Visitation: Family and friends with be received at the home of his daughter & son-in law Carleen & Vincent, 8 Glen Pines Lane, Norwalk, on Wednesday, May 9thfrom 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Donations: In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation to S.T.A.R, 182 Wolfpit Ave.Norwalk 06851, or the USO,  P.O. Box 96322, Washington, DC 20090-6322. Services: A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Isadore C. "Izzy" Ryducha


August 17, 1935 - May 5, 2012

Isadore Cheslof Ryducha  (Izzy)

Life long resident of Norwalk, passed away peacefully at home on May 5th, 2012. He is  survived by his wife of 45, years Janet A.Ferro of  formerly Stamford, and a daughter Carleen Ryducha Pampena,  and her husband Vincent Pampena. He was the son of the late Alphonse & Helen Urbanawiz of Bialystock, Poland, & brother Alphonse Ryducha. Izzy was born in on August 17th , 1935. He attended Norwalk Schools,  was a former member of the Norwalk Exchange Club, &  Master Builder’s Association,

He considered himself as having a simple life living in a town for  which he had much pride .  His enjoyment came with boating, friendships, and family, fine dining.  “He had a gentle soul, who  inspired many with his talent and harmed no one, said a  friend”.   In a short story written  by Robert Ludlum, the novelist said” to wish one of the nicest men on the face of the earth the happiest birthday’s .  He is a living proof that nice guys do finish first.”  His  closest friends knew him as an intelligent, creative,  affable and strong as an ox, with a wonderful perspective on life.  Family and friends with be received at the home of his daughter & son-in law Carleen & Vincent, 8 Glen Pines Lane, Norwalk, on Wednesday, May 9th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation to: S.T.A.R, 182 Wolfpit Ave. Norwalk 06851, or the USO,  P.O. Box 96322, Washington, DC 20090-6322.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

 

  1. Dear Carleen & Janet,
    I was so sorry to hear about “Izzy.” I only met him the one time, but he was bigger than life. I remember him so vividly. Of course, all the stories from you, Carleen, made me feel like I knew him all my life. He will be dearly missed.
    Much love to you both.
    Sandy Coots

    May 8, 2012
    Sandy Coots -
  • Janet and Carleen,
    I have alot of fond memories of Izzy , He truly was an amazing person with a heart of gold. When i was able to visit the Ryducha’s i knew i was in for alot of laughing, funny stories, and Izzy’s many different nicknames that he had for me. He will be greatly missed by all of those who knew him.
    Lots of love,
    Kim and Jack

    May 12, 2012
    Kim Norman -
  • Izzy was a classmate of mine in Norwalk. Had not seen him in years, but always remembered him as a kind and gentle guy. Some time ago I saw the mention of him in Ludlum’s book and knew it could be no other. I’m a Floridian now but have several kids in Norwalk and the area. Always nice to go back. My condolences.

    May 17, 2012
    John Sponza Sr. -
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