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Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Englewood Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service
3070 South McCall Road
Englewood, FL 34224
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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
10:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
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Venice, FL
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Stephen W. Fortunato


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Stephen W. Fortunato Obituary
Fortunato, Stephen W.
Dec. 3, 1927 - Dec. 4, 2018
Stephen William Fortunato, 91, passed on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at his Venice residence. Born December 3, 1927 in Mingo Junction, Ohio to the late Nicholas and Helen Fortunato; he graduated from Mingo Junction High in 1945. He attended the University of Alabama, and played for the Crimson Tide Football Team, participating in the 1946 Championship Rosebowl. Stephen received his Master's in Education at Western Maryland College. He began his teaching career at Catholic Central High in Steubenville, Ohio and continued in Rockville, Maryland where he retired after a long and fulfilling career in education and coaching high school football.
Stephen will be most remembered for his love of reading, being a Civil War historian, devotion to church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be passing on to his family a cherished legacy of faith, unsurpassed character and love for family.
He is pre-deceased by his parents and a daughter, Felicia Fortunato in 1992; brothers, Robert and David and a sister JoAnne Castellenti.
Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-eight years: Mary A. Fortunato; four daughters: Roberta Prevo; Angela Medina, Andrea Junghans, Anita Marisi, one son: Stephen Fortunato; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 17, 2018 from 4 PM until 7 PM at Englewood Community Funeral Home, 3070 South McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34224.
The funeral Mass will be Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1301 Center Road, Venice with Fr. Jay officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238 in memory of Stephen Fortunato.
Englewood Community Funeral Home has been selected to serve the family. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewoodfh.com
Published in Herald Tribune from Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, 2018
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