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Donald R. Fonza

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Donald R. Fonza Obituary
Donald R. Fonza

Born: May 31, 1931; in Syracuse, NY

Died: July 28, 2014; in Joliet, IL

Donald R. Fonza, age 83, of Shorewood, passed away suddenly, Monday, July 28, 2014, at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center emergency room.

Born May 31, 1931, in Syracuse, New York, he was the son of the late Benjamin Edward and Grace Mary (Shero) Fonza.

He had a distinguished 20 year career with the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He later was Inspection Supervisor for Exxon Mobil Oil Company for 20 years.

Don was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and Mobil Retirees Club. He was a loving husband, devoted father and beloved grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed life and loved to fish, read and listen to music.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 61 years, Dorothy A. (Dombroski) Fonza; four children, Cheryl D. Lindsay, David M. Fonza, Donna M. (Paul) Hastings and Donald E. (Sharon) Fonza; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard (late Dorcas) Fonza; one sister, Beverly Warren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Donald R. Fonza will be held Friday, August 1, 2014, at 9:45 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.

Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m.

For more information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com

Published in www.theherald-news.com/ from July 30 to July 31, 2014
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