Ernie Fazio
1942 - 2017
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Ernie Fazio
Jan 25, 1942 - Dec. 1, 2017
Danville
Ernest Joseph Fazio, also known as "The Faz" passed away at the age of 75. Ernie battled dementia and Parkinson's for several years and his loving family fought with him until the end. He is survived by his wife Kathleen of 34 years, daughter Amy (husband Nick Vella), stepsons Todd and Stephen Malone (wife Samara), and grandchildren Nicco and Alivia Vella and Aiden Malone.
Ernie was born and raised in San Leandro, CA, the son of Angelina and Ernie Fazio. He was known for his many athletic accomplishments and was inducted into the Saint Elizabeth High School Hall of Fame in 2014. After high school, Ernie received a scholarship to play baseball for Santa Clara University where he as All-American, All District, All Tournament and All CIBA. In 1962, immediately following the championship game of the NCAA World Series, Ernie was the first player to sign for Houston's Major League Baseball team, the Colt .45's.
Ernie had a larger than life personality and dearly loved his family, friends, and community. He took much pride in raising his daughter and stepsons, coaching youth athletic teams and simply lived life to the fullest. There was never a dull moment when you were with The Faz.
A funeral service in memory of Ernie will be held on Friday, Dec. 15th at Saint Isidore Church in Danville at 10:30 am. A celebration of Ernie's life will follow at Forli Ristorante in Alamo.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to your favorite charity.


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Published in East Bay Times on Dec. 10, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
DEC
15
Funeral service
10:30 AM
Saint Isidore Church
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December 10, 2017
Hello Kathy, It was so sad for me to hear that Ernie passed away on December 1. I experienced the loss of a love one like you are experiencing now. It was hard at first to realize that Karen moved in to a better less painful life when she passed away in 2010. I know it's hard to understand and believe that Ernie is in a much better place for all eternity. My deepest condolences to your entire family. Love Leonard Vinci
Leonard Vinci
December 8, 2017
We in Kansas City mourn the loss of Ernie Fazio but celebrate in the life that he lived. He is remembered for his time here with the Kansas City Athletics. May God provide peace and strength to your family. You will always be remembered.--Mark Moore, Kansas City Baseball Historical Society.
Mark Moore
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