January 14, 1919 – November 7, 2018
John Herman Sultenfuss, Sr. passed away on November 7, 2018 at the age of 99. During his lifetime, he served in the South Pacific during WWII and built a successful construction business. To his family, though, his greatest success was as a husband, father to his five children, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Born in Tampa in 1919, he attended Sacred Heart Academy and Jesuit High School. He went on to earn a degree in civil engineering at Dayton University before enlisting as a Navy Seabee. Returning to Tampa after the war, John married his childhood sweetheart, Agnes Scott. She was his lifelong love, and they were married for 69 years before Agnes died in 2017. John was a devout Catholic who lived his faith through his dedication to his family and his construction business. During his career, John built churches and schools throughout central Florida. As a father, John was a loving and strong role model for his children and community. John was preceded in death by his wife Agnes, grandchildren John, Michael, and Richard, brothers Vincent, William, and Gerald Sultenfuss, and sisters Mary Nydegger and Genevieve Quigley. John will be missed by his children John Sultenfuss Jr (Maria), Michael Sultenfuss (Ewa), Dr. Thomas Sultenfuss (Sherry), Richard Sultenfuss (Mary Beth), and Judy Archer (Michael); ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday November 25, 2018 5:00 p.m. at Gonzalez Funeral Home 7209 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL 33614 Funeral services will take place at Christ the King Church Monday November 26, 2018 2:00 p.m.
- Visitation Sunday, November 25, 2018
November 10, 2018
The Manelli family would like to express their deepest sympathy on the passing of John. May the wonderful memories of his long life remain in your hearts forever.