Fontana, Anthony R.
Anthony R. Fontana, 89, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully Tuesday, March 19, 2013, surrounded by his family at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Inurnment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his sons, Jeffrey M. Fontana and wife Debra L. of Richland Center, Wis. and Timothy R. Fontana and wife Donna M. of Cedar Rapids; a daughter-in-law, Jan Fontana of Fairfield; his grandchildren, Bradley S. Fontana of Phoenix, Ariz., Stefani F. Geurts and husband Adam of Deforest, Wis., Anthony M. Fontana of Richland Center, Wis., Rebecca L. Pierce and husband Chuck of Cresco, Jodi M. Tacker and husband Jeremiah of Marion and Sarah L. Kryger and husband James of Anamosa; and his eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Thomas, Steven and Gregory; his parents; and a sister, Mary Jenson.
Anthony was born Feb. 6, 1924 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Thomas and Frances Guireno Fontana. He married Marilyn J. Rooks on March 21, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Anthony was employed at Rockwell Collins in the graphic arts department. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and was active in the Jefferson High School Booster Club. Anthony loved spending
time with his children and grandchildren. They meant everything to him. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, gardening, golf and woodworking. He also enjoyed vacationing in Orange Beach, Ala.
Anthony was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
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Published in The Gazette March 20, 2013.