Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home

9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL


Dean Richard FANUS

January 12, 1925July 2, 2019

Dean R. (Dino) Fanus passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 94. He was born in 1925 in Hanover, Pennsylvania to the late Freemon and Elizabeth (Bessie) Fanus. He was the husband of Pearl McManus Fanus, who passed away in 2015, and the late Rosella Small Fanus. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank. He is survived by a step-daughter, Sandra Wojtkowiak. Dean graduated from Eichelberger High School in 1943. He immediately joined the Army and during WW II served with the 157th Engineer Combat Battalion in the European Theater of Operations. After 3 years in the military, he joined the Army Security Agency stationed at the Carlisle Barracks and later at Fort Devens, MA, where he illustrated manuals. He later worked in advertising design for advertising agencies in Chicago, and in York and Lancaster, PA. He served as a York County Constable for a number of years, and retired from Strickler Sign Company. He moved to Fort Myers, FL with his wife, Pearl, in 2006. Dean spent his retirement creating pieces of art, designing tee shirts, doing artwork for friends and all the artwork for his community newsletter. Dean was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial contributions in Dean’s name may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 19 McKinley Ave, Hanover, PA 17331. A celebration of Dean’s life complete with full military honors will take place at the VFW of Fort Myers Beach, 17770 Pine Ridge Rd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM.


14 August

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Veterans of Foreign Wars

17770 Pine Ridge Rd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931


Dean Richard FANUS

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