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In Loving Memory

Fontana, Dennis Nazaro

September 10, 1945 - March 9, 2024

Dennis Nazaro Fontana, a treasured member of the Saint Louis, MO (The Hill) community, passed from this life into the next on March 9th, 2024, at the age of 78. Born on September 10th, 1945, in Saint Louis, MO, Dennis’s presence was a blessing to all who knew him.

As a man of deep kindness and humor, Dennis’s intelligence, wit, and caring heart left an indelible mark on his family and friends. His skillful hands and handyman abilities were matched only by the love he poured into every task. Dennis joins his parents Joseph B. Fontana, Emilia A. Fontana (Zarinelli) beloved wife, Mary Lou Fontana (Burks), and sister, JoAnn Natalie Fontana, in eternal rest.

Dennis’s love for his family knew no limits and was infinite. He is lovingly remembered by his devoted daughters, Carrie Fontana and Natalie Fontana (Bevin Traylor); step-sons, Thomas Gamache and Donnie Kelsay; grandchildren, Stephen Colombo, Emily Nunn, Heather Nunn, and Nicholas Nunn; and great-grandchildren, Carter, Dulaney, Raygan, and Sofia. Dennis was a loving cousin and friend to many. His love and care for each of them was a testament to his kind and generous spirit.

Dennis, a man of honor and dedication, proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1969 aboard the USS Tioga County (LST-1158) Landing Ship Tank. His commitment to his duty was unwavering, and his service is a testament to his character. Following his military service, he embarked on a steadfast career with Ameren UE (Union Electric), from which he retired after many dedicated years. His leisure time was often spent listening to Jazz and Motown music, gathered around a billiards table, or playing a strategic game of poker, hobbies that brought him great joy and fellowship.

The family invites loved ones to commemorate Dennis’s life at a visitation on April 6th from 2 PM to 5 PM at Kutis Funeral Home: Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63123.

Even after death, Dennis’ love and generosity will continue to live on through being a bone, tissue, and eye donor through Mid-America Transplant.

In honor of Dennis’s enormous generous spirit, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, charitable donations and purchases should be made to a cause near and dear to him –

Gethsemane Little Pantry: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/UZS9BPKSIDRV/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2

Dennis Nazaro Fontana’s kind, generous soul and jovial spirit will be profoundly missed, but his legacy will continue to inspire those fortunate enough to know him.


5 thoughts on “Fontana, Dennis Nazaro”

  1. Heaven gained another angel. I’m sorry I won’t be able to make it but you will be in my thoughts & prayers!

  2. I worked with your Dad at Ameren. He was very proud of his children! We used to have some good conversations. Sorry for your loss. ❤️🙏

    • He loved working at Ameren. He used tell me stories of the storms and the coworkers. I know when he retired he missed it.


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