Marion Fontanazza

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, January 28, 2019
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home Inc.
204 Eagle Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home Inc.
204 Eagle Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States

Obituary of Marion P. Fontanazza

Marion P. “Mutt” Fontanazza, Sr., age 88 of Mount Pleasant, PA, died Saturday (1/26/2019) at his home.


Mr. Fontanazza was born September 30, 1930 in Superior, WV. He was the son of the late Sabato and  Laboria Tabita Fontanazza. Marion had been employed for more than 37 years as a steel worker for US Steel, Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock. He also owned and operated the Mt. Pleasant Coal Yard until his retirement.  Mutt enjoyed tinkering and fixing lawn mowers for people, as he had the ability to fix just about anything. He enjoyed going to his cabin in Bedford County and spending time with his many friends there.   Mutt loved traveling, going to flea markets, visiting Lancaster County, and dancing to country music. He was also well known for his garden that was his pride and joy, sharing his bounty with his family and neighbors.


Marion  is survived by his loving family: his children; Della L. Sechrist of Everson, Beverly S. Watkins and her husband Bud  of Hunker  and Barbara J. Proud and her husband James of Mt. Pleasant, his eleven grandchildren  and eleven great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mutt was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah A. Lawson Fontanazza on Sept. 11, 2002, his sons;  Paul Snyder in 2014, Marion P. Fontanazza, Jr. in 2018, and by his brothers and sister; Michael Fontanazza in 1988, Mary Lombardy in 2011, and Angelo Fontanazza in 2012.


Family and friends will be received Monday from 4 until 8 PM at the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home,  204 Eagle Street, Mount Pleasant.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 PM in the funeral home, with the Rev. Henry Landis officiating.


Interment will be in the St. Pius X Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in memory of Marion P. Fontanazza, Sr.

To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at

»(Do not delete this line. It does not print.  Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)

Share Your Memory of