Peter A. Fantozzi, 78, of Huron, started his journey to greet Our Heavenly Father on Sept. 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving children and grandchildren.
He was a devoted father and grandfather whose greatest joy in life was his family. As a talented journeyman bricklayer, his advice and guidance was often sought by friends and family alike. Pete was a well-known member of the Huron community and enjoyed visiting the local merchants. He had a passion for jigsaw puzzles, golf, household projects, and Italian cooking. He enjoyed rides along the lakeshore in his Pontiac Firebird and having coffee with friends each morning.
He retired from New Departure Hyatt, Sandusky, in 1989. He also was a journeyman mason for more than 40 years.
He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron, where he was an altar boy as a young man. He was a member of the Fremont and Huron Eagles, UAW 913, Sandusky, VFW, and the IAB Club, Sandusky.
Survivors include his eight children, Thomas Fantozzi, of Huron, Annette Camp, of Huron, Sheri Cumpton, of Reno, Nev., Pete (Wendy Berry) Fantozzi, of Sandusky, Paul (Anita Klonk) Fantozzi, of Huron, Christine (Rodney) Caraway, of Texas, Anthony (Megan Schmidt) Fantozzi, of Avon, Ohio, and Dominic (Tiffany Payne) Fantozzi, of Huron; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary (Macioce) Fantozzi; a sister, Dolores Fantozzi; and brothers, Bill, Bill Jr., Frank, John, and Joe Fantozzi.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, until Mass at 11 a.m. at St., Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron. The Rev Jeffery Sikorski will officiate. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, Huron, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com.