Vito (Victor) Iacobellis, age 67, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at LHSC, Victoria Hospital Campus. Born in Modugno, Bari, Italy, son of the late Rocco and Domenica (Lavacca) Iacobellis. Survived by his best friend and true love of 41 years Mary Lynn (Forbes) Iacobellis. Proud father of Vickie Iacobellis and husband David Pooler and Vincent Iacobellis. Nonno to Alexandra. Vito was a professional Chef by trade and the proud owner of Vittorios Italian Restaurant here in Stratford for many years. He then worked for several years at the University of Waterloo until his retirement. He was also the creator of a line of internationally award-winning BBQ sauces and competed in rib competitions all over North America, receiving top honours at each one. Vito is survived by his siblings Joe and wife Cathy Iacobellis, Tony and wife Lorianne Iacobellis, sister-in-law Rose Iacobellis and brothers-in-law Don and wife Marilyn Forbes, Murray and wife Marlene Forbes and Ron Taylor. Vito will be remembered by his Aunt Grace Troianoa and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Vito was predeceased by a brother Frank Iacobellis and his mother and father-in-law Grace and Walter Forbes and sister-in-law Joyce Taylor. Family and friends may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Parkwood Hospital (London), Stratford General Hospital (Dialysis Unit) or Victoria Hospital (Dialysis Unit) through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Monday, November 14, 2016
2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11 a.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home
4 Avondale Ave.,
W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre
Parkwood Hospital (London)
Stratford General Hospital (Dialysis Unit)
LHSC Victoria Campus (Dialysis Unit)