Ira Idzenga, 83, Alexandria Bay

ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY – Ira Idzenga, 83, of Bethune Street, Alexandria Bay, passed away early Monday morning, April 11, 2022, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

He was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Holland, the son of Peter and Anne Klaver Idzenga. The family moved to Canada when he was a boy and Ira was educated in Canadian schools.

He married Carol J. Hossack on Feb. 2, 1980, in Waterdown, Ontario.

Ira worked most of his life as a dairy farmer, owning and operating Zenga Farms, in Adams, NY. He became an American citizen as an adult. He retired in 2002 after selling the farm.

He was a member of the Adams Lions Club and was an avid card and pool player.

Besides his wife, Carol, he is survived by his sons, Peter (Sharon) Idzenga, Howley, Newfoundland, George Idzenga, Brighton, Ontario, Victor (Melanie) Idzenga, Stirling, Ontario, and Kevin (Rene) Norsworthy, Morristown, NY; two daughters, Taleana (Fred) Jeffs, Stirling, Ontario, and Pamela (James) Stewart, Alexandria Bay, NY; two brothers, Allen (Gloria) Idzenga, Deseronto, Ontario, and Fred Idzenga, Gouverneur, NY; three sisters, Winnie (Dino) Walmsley, Napanee, Ontario, Teresa Klock, Carthage, NY, and Stella Bigwarfe, Dolgeville, NY; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, at the Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay, with Rev. Jeff McIlrath officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund at

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