Fausto "Tony" Fontanilla

December 29, 1924September 28, 2019

Fausto “Tony” Fontanilla – 94, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019. He was the son of the late Valerio and Manuela Fontanilla and was preceded in death by eight brothers and two sisters. He retired from both the United States Navy and the United States Postal service with a combined total of 45 years of service. Tony enjoyed many things in life such as cooking, baking, gardening, fishing and watching “The Price is Right” game show. His greatest love was being surrounded by his family. He was a Christian and attended Silverdale Baptist Church. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Dolores Fontanilla, seven children, Tito Fontanilla, Carmen (Mark) Acton, Valerio Fontanilla, Marcela (Larry) Cossio, Virginia (Richard) Rothrauff, Scot (Karen) Fontanilla, Salvador Fontanilla, nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Chaplain Allen Goolsby officiating. Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories online at Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, October 3, 2019


Fausto "Tony" Fontanilla

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Mark Acton

October 4, 2019

Fausto " Chief" Fontanilla was a very special man in many ways. He was a warrior and patriot in service to our nation that fought the Japanese in the Second World War. The Chief also supported the landing of US Marines in the Korean conflict on board a US Naval vessel as well as Service to our Country during the VietNam conflict. Fausto was a tribute to the " Greatest Generation"; a true patriot, loving father and a Christian man. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Valerio Fontanilla

September 30, 2019

I am Valerio Fontanilla II, 3rd son of Fausto Fontanilla, named after his father Valerio Fontanilla. I would like to add my Wife Jennifer C. Fontanilla to the list of spouses. She loved and respected my Dad. We remember our road trips to Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, NV. We will always be grateful for the time my dad came to our house and helped us through my recovery and took care of his grand daughter Vanessa. We love you Dad and miss you dearly. We know you are smiling at us in heaven.