Donald D. Catanzaro

September 29, 1925September 22, 2013
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CATANZARO, Donald D., age 87 of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013. He was born in Springfield, OH to the late Joseph and Bessie Catanzaro. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Eleanor A. Catanzaro. He is survived by his son, Drew and Sheryl Catanzaro of Dayton, OH; daughter, Dana and Scott Rodesky of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Ryan Rodesky, Samuel, Lucas and Leland Wilcox and a wealth of family and friends in Springfield, OH and in Ashland and Flatwoods, KY. Donald served in the United States Navy during WWII and retired from DESC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Thursday, September 25, 2013 at St Helen Catholic Church, 5100 Burkhardt Rd., Riverside. Fr. David Brinkmoeller celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 pm – 5pm on Wednesday, September 24 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Richard Lennon

February 20, 2014

Dana and Drew -

Your Dad was quite a man. He was my first boss when I got into supervision at DESC. We had many laughs together and stayed in touch after his retirement. He always spoke so highly of you two kids as you could do nothing wrong in his eyes. May he rest at peace in heaven. I'll miss you Cat.

October 5, 2013

Daddy I love you and miss you so much! I miss the sound of your voice, your hugs and kisses, your silly stories, and the way you always encouraged me. I always felt loved and valued. You were the best dad anyone could ask for. I will see you and mom again someday and we will all be together. Your loving daughter.

September 30, 2013

I knew Don when, as a recent high school graduate in 1978, I started as a clerk typist in Procurement. I was there approximately a year and a half and then was transferred to another department. Coincidentally, My father, Eugene Grycz worked with your Dad at the old Gentile. Your dad was always energentic, funny, and kind to me. What a lovely, special person! Please accept my sympathy to all you and your family


Veronica Grycz Beardsley

Cheryl Dicken-Wise

September 26, 2013

I knew Don (Cat) when I worked at Gentile/DESC for Mr. T.P. Lynch--a long time ago. Cat kept our whole branch smiling with his awesome personality. Please extend my deepest sympathy to all the family.

Tom Lowen

September 25, 2013

Dear Drew and Dana, I was deeply saddened to hear of your father's passing. I considered both he and your mom really great friends of mine through St. Helen's, and I spent many happy occasions with them over the years. It is always difficult when you lose a loved one, but now Don and Eleanor are at peace together again in heaven. Condolences and prayers to you, Tom Lowen

Mark and Barb Patterson

September 25, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. May the Lord Jesus grant you a deep sense of His presence and peace during the days ahead.

September 24, 2013

Don was a client of ours and his wife for years.He was a very wonderful person. I will miss him he was always so nice to talk to.

Karen Hughes

September 24, 2013

Drew and Dana, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I have very fond memories of this wonderful man. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Rest easy Mr. "Cat" will see you again some day. God Bless You.

Frankie Holmes

September 24, 2013

To my friend Cat: Drew and Dana you lost a great father and I lost a great friend.

September 24, 2013

Hi Dad. I will miss our Sundays together and will never forget those times. I was with you until the end and I know that you will be with Me. Your Son Always.....