Wakefield '60 Classmates: In Memoriam

Carole Randolph Phillips Bizzack
b: 6/6/1942    d: 8/27/2006

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Carole Phillips picture CAROLE PHILLIPS
The Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky, 8/31/2006 - 9/1/2006
Carole Phillips pictureCarole Bizzack, Frankfort, Kentucky, wife of John W. Bizzack, the morning of Sunday, August 27, 2006, on Comair Flight 5191, which crashed, while attempting to take off from Blue Grass Airport in Fayette County, Kentucky, four miles west of the central business district of the City of Lexington.  Mrs. Bizzack and her husband operated Bittersweet Station Farm on Winchester Road near Lexington.  Married for 35 years, the couple has two children, a son, Jason, 26, and a daughter, Stacey, 24, both of Lexington.  Mrs. Bizzack, a native of Lynchburg, Virginia, was an accomplished equestrian and caring horsewoman, raising and showing Tennessee walkers, Belgians, Percherons and Mountain Pleasure horses as well as providing pasture for retired thoroughbreds.  She was accomplished in the farm's cattle operations, including breeding and sales.  She had a long standing reputation as an animal lover.  She cared for and bred Sicilian burros.   In addition, her "extended family" included both purebred and rescued dogs, as well as other animals.  In fact, hummingbirds hovering near her feeders were known to perch on her hand.  She was also an enthusiastic traveler and had recently visited Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the American west.  She served in a variety of executive and legal secretarial positions in Washington, D.C.  When she moved to Kentucky in 1965, she worked as secretary to the President of Millersburg Military Institute.  Later she worked as an executive assistant to the president of Kentucky Central Insurance Company and as an office manager for Hagyard, Davidson, McGee - an equine veterinarian clinic.  In Lexington. Mrs. Bizzack was known to friends and family for her quick smile, generosity and caring nature.  She was dedicated to her large extended family that included 28 nieces and nephews.  A member of Good Sheperd Episcopal Church in Lexington, she was the daughter of Randolph and the late Adelaide Phillips of Lynchburg, Virginia.  In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by three sisters, Zane Castle of Herndon, Virginia, Nell Johnson of Paris, Kentucky, and Martha Lea Filson of Reston, Virginia, and a brother, Wayne Phillips of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.  Visitation will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd at 533 E. Main Street, in Lexington from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 1.  Funeral services, also at Good Shepherd, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 2.  The Rev. Robert L. Sessum will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Lexington Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Ronnie Collett, Jerry Healey, Charles Parker, Jason Bizzack, Stacey Blzzack and Drexel Neal.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, 450 Shrewsbury Plaza, Suite 351, Shrewsbury New Jersey 07702, The Church of the Good Shepherd, 533 E. Main Street Lexington, Kentucky, or Woodstock Animal Foundation, 715 Allendale Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40503.  Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

1995 Reunion Directory:
Married to John W. Bizzack, PhD., Capt. on Lexington Police Dept., author, co-owner in family business.  We have two children: Stacey (13) and Jason (15).

Guest Book Entry of Dick Wheeler (Ithaca, New York):
Her smiling face reflects her love of life and those around her.  She will be missed.

2011 Wakefield Class of 1960 and Wakefield Education Foundation (information@wakefieldalumni.org)