3rd generation owner of Izzy's passes away

David S. Kadetz 1940-2011
David S. Kadetz 1940-2011

The Izzy's Family lost one of its own this past weekend. David S. Kadetz, 70, passed away Saturday at his home. David was the third generation owner of Izzy's Restaurants in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. He was also the past President of Cincinnati Athletic Club. He learned first hand from his parents, Izzy and Rose Kadetz and grandfather David Kadetz about hard work and taking care of the customers.

David took over the helm of Izzy's in 1980, maintaining the wonderful tradition of his family to "Always be friendly to the customer, because that's who pays your salary. " David helped grow Izzy's from the single store on Elm Street to the nine locations today. He is responsible for finding the current Izzy's President, John Geisen. David noticed Mr. Geisen working as a tradesman during construction of their second store. He thought he had the personality to be a success in the business.

"Today is a sad day for Izzy's family. David was an amazing man who worked tirelessly to continue the legend of his family. Besides his hard work, David gave generously to causes near and dear to Cincinnati's heart. I am proud to have had the opportunity to work so closely with him," stated John Geisen, President and CEO of Izzy's. "He will be missed by his family and all of us who were fortunate to call him friend."

A Visitation will be held for David Kadetz Tuesday April 19, 2011, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Linnemann Funeral Home in Burlington, KY. A second visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Hebron Lutheran Church in Hebron, KY with the service immediately following at 11am. Interment will be in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials can be sent to American Parkinson Disease Association 135 Parkinson Ave. Staten Island, NY 10305 or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 120 Wall St. 22nd Floor New York, New York 10005. Online Condolences can be made at www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com.

About Izzy Kadetz, Inc.

Izzy's Restaurant and Delicatessen features 9 Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky locations. Featuring the "World's Greatest Reuben," Izzy's knows that the secret of their success is rooted in offering superior quality along with the highest level of customer service.

Celebrating their 110th Anniversary this year, Izzy's employees understand that the customer is King. Consistently ranked as the "best deli in Cincinnati", visitors to this tri-state tradition soon realize that Izzy's offers a unique experience that blends great food with friendly and attentive staff, all while maintaining the highest in quality and value. This passion for pleasing patrons easily explains the fierce loyalty shared by so many fans of Izzy's.

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