Phillip A. Catanzaro
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Catanzaro, Phillip A.

survived by wife Patricia A. Catanzaro (nee. Swetz), was called home to God April 26, 2020 after a valiant monthlong battle with the covid virus. In ICU, he developed heart issues involving a cardiac cath. He was doing well at a rehab hospital, determined to come home, but died suddenly and went home to God instead. Born June 13, 1945 in St. Louis, Phil attended St. Raphael, CBC, SLU and served in the army reserves. Phil and Patty reside in Chesterfield, and shared 48 years of faith and love, living life to the fullest. In addition to other occupations, Phil worked in the family business, St. Louis Banana & Tomato Co. and operated the original Chesterfield License Bureau.

Survived by brothers Charles Catanzaro (Sharon), Sam Catanzaro, Jr. (Deborah), sisters Christine Rodemacher (Rick), Deborah Campa (Michael). Brother-in-law to Debra Swetz, uncle to Zac Swetz. Uncle to Tracey Bidlack (Marcus), Jeff Catanzaro, Todd Catanzaro (Katie), Dana Marton (Jim), Ricky Rodemacher (Beth), and Gabrielle Campa. Great-uncle to Beau, Scott, Bridget, Hannah, Elizabeth, Michael, and Ruby. Godfather to Tracey, Jordan and Holland. Predeceased by parents Sam Catanzaro, Sr. and Shirley Catanzaro (nee. Gray)

He will be deeply missed and forever in the hearts of relatives and friends from all parts of his life.

Services: All are invited to a walkthrough viewing at Kutis Affton Friday, May 1, 10:30-12:30 and/or join in a procession at 12:45 to Resurrection for an outside burial service. Social distancing will be adhered to. Mass at Ascension in Chesterfield TBD. Thanks to all who took care of him, especially Drs. David Schlitt, Robert Ferrara and Timothy O'Connell.

In lieu of flowers, we request that you do everything you can to fight this horrific COVID virus.



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Published by Post - Dispatch on Apr. 30, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
1
Viewing
10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Kutis Affton
63101
May
1
Burial
12:45p.m.
63101
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Deepest sympathy to Patty and family. Phil was a classmate of mine at CBC. He was friendly and upbeat. We had a chance to renew friendship at reunions and a dinner I attended. He and you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Jerry Lammers
Classmate
May 11, 2020
Patty - we were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Phil. A great person and friend to so many in the community. He will be missed on many levels. Our best to you ~ Stacey and Stuart Morse
Stacey Morse
May 6, 2020
We are heartbroken by the loss of Phil. He holds a special place in our family and please accept our sincerest condolences. We will always remember the joy he brought to each room he entered. We will miss him so very much. Our love goes out to you in hopes that you find comfort with close friends and family. Thinking of you during this very sad time.
Much love,
Melanie, Jeff, Holland, Bronwyn, Clodagh and Jürgen Brooks
Melanie Brooks
Friend
May 4, 2020
His wonderful sense of love and joy made a difference in my life. He will be deeply missed. Love and comfort to Patty & all his family & friends.
Celeste Oakland
Friend
May 1, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jones
Friend
May 1, 2020
Patty, May the love of your friends and family help you through this very, very, sad time. Phil was a wonderful friend and we will miss him very much. Regards, Lauren Strutman and Dick Busch
Lauren Busch
Friend
May 1, 2020
Pat: We are so very sorry to hear about Phil's illness. I never saw him without a smile, and he brought laughter and life to everything he did. Our prayers are with you...The Nations Family
Bridget Nations
Friend
April 30, 2020
With deepest sympathy and sorry for your loss. God Bless Sandy Nations op
Sandy Nations
Friend
April 30, 2020
Phil was a special person in so many ways, not only in my life but my mother's as well. Always entertaining and forever full of class, Phil was someone I consider to be my first mentor. I am lucky to say Phil was a part of my life. Thank you big guy.
Jason Miazza
Friend
April 30, 2020
I have been blessed to know Phil for over 9 years. I am still stunned by his departure, but I know God brought him home early to be beside him. I know Phil will be looking over all his loved ones and friends. You are a great friend and until we meet again, remember ankle rotation second position. Your friend Mick
Stuart McVean
Friend
April 30, 2020
Dearest Patty, we have loved sharing so many memories with you and our dear friend Phil. Phil and my friendship started 55 years ago and it has been only happiness sharing my friendship with Bill and Damiano. Phil will be missed by many but our family will keep him in our hearts and prayers forever. Love, Bill, Mary and Damiano
mary nardoni
Friend
April 30, 2020
Love to my family. I won't be able to attend the funeral, but please know I am with you all in Spirit. I love and miss you all. So many people are praying and have been praying. Now Filippo is in Heaven, looking down on all of us. He will be there to help us through this extremely difficult time. Prayers for all of us.
Dana Marton
April 30, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Phil. We have many wonderful memories of our time together and will miss him immensely. May he rest in peace.
Carol Raleigh
Friend
April 30, 2020
WE WERE CLASSMATES AT CBC.
JOHN JONES
Classmate
April 30, 2020
just a nice just a nice guy married a nice lady and just all-around good family he definitely will be missed
Bob (link)
Friend
April 30, 2020
Patty, I enjoyed meeting Phil when I was invited to book club at your charming home with Lauren. There is no doubt that you Patty were the love of Phil's life, and that one of his great joys was being married to you. The two of you truly lived life to the fullest. My heartfelt sympathies. Lisa S
Lisa S
Friend
April 30, 2020
Patty, so sorry about this news. I am not so sure what to say, this virus certainly caught us all off guard. Reach out to family and friends, do not try to do this alone! Margaret
Margaret Quaka
Friend
April 30, 2020
Dear Patty and family, we are so shocked and saddened, our hearts are broken, from hearing of Phil's passing. Phil was one of our family's dearest friends, as you know, that started Many years ago having a very special friendship with our brother, Jack. We've so many fond memories of all of us being together, and felt so lucky to be included in celebrating St. Patrick's Day in the very best way, special dinners, birthday parties, and weddings thru the years, and in recent years just seeing and passing Patty and Phil so often at Sunday mass, when we would share a big hug and hello. It was a must for us, because it brought back so many wonderful memories to my husband, Chip and I, from the good ole days, of sharing lots of fun and laughter, celebrations and great friendship, that we were lucky to share with and through them. We will always treasure this and hold these memories close to our hearts forever. What a gift! I pray, and I believe, Phil will now meet up with our dear brother Jack, who is holding a very special seat I know, to share in the same, but Better, and Celebrate now In the very best way, in God's House, like great men should. Patty you will continue to be in our thoughts and many prayers.. with Much love
Pat Crawford
Friend
April 30, 2020
Debbie, and family, my deepest condolences on the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn his loss and hope soon you all will be together to celebrate his life.
Maureen Ragsdale
Friend
April 30, 2020
Jason Miazza
April 30, 2020
Phil and I were friends for around 70 years. My sincere sympathy to his family and close friends.
Rick Clay
Friend
April 30, 2020
Dear Patty, we are so very sorry you lost Phil to this dreadful virus...we always enjoyed his company...a lot of fun to be around...good luck to you going forward...
Mary Rumy
Friend
April 30, 2020