Fantozzi Luigi Anthony Fantozzi, age 88, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Kobacker House surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 3, 1926. At the age of 2 the family traveled back to Alvito, Italy where he was raised and educated. Luigi, with his older brother Carlo returned to Columbus, Ohio in 1947 to build a new life. While working at National Electric Coil he was drafted into the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict. In 1956 he married Vincenzina Frasca, his bride of 51 years. Luigi with his brother Gerardo started L&G Fantozzi Builders in 1961. They worked hard together for 17 years. In 1979, he and his son Gino created Gino Fantozzi Builders Inc. from which he retired in 1996. Although he was known as a good homebuilder he was an even better family builder. Luigi lived a simple life of work, family, and faith. He respected everyone he met and to know him was to love him. Preceded in death by his loving wife Vincenzina, parents Giacomo and Cesidia Fantozzi, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Antonio and Margherita Frasca, brothers Carlo and Gerardo Fantozzi, sisters-in-law Josephine and Elena Fantozzi and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Michele and Maria Pandolfi. Survived by his children, Gino (Eileen) Fantozzi, Nina (Mark) Ansel, Antonietta (Andrew) Melaragno; grandchildren, Vincent (Julie) Fantozzi, Anthony (Kate) Fantozzi, Gia Fantozzi, Rosemary (Alex) Kenney, Ian Ansel, Giacomo, Louie, Domenic and Analisa Melaragno; great grandchild, Leo Fantozzi; many cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. We would like to give a heart filled thanks to the staff at The Forum at Knightsbridge Healthcare Center, OhioHealth HomeReach Hospice and Kobacker House for their care giving. Family will receive friends Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Church, 1899 McCoy Rd. Entombment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alzheimer's Disease Research Fund in Neurology. For donation information call Leigh Briggs at (614) 293-5522. OSU Medical Center Development, 660 Ackerman Rd., P.O. Box 183113, Columbus, Oh 43218. The account number is 302185. Make checks out to the OSU Foundation and place fund number or name in the memo section. To view and sign the on-line register, visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 28, 2014