Daniel Ted Fantozzi passed peacefully in his sleep on October 27, 2019 in his home in Falls Church after an heroic battle with cancer. Before passing he was able to visit with all his four children. Dan is survived by his wife of 45 years Gay, their 4 children Daniel, Victoria, Lydia and Nathan, four grandsons, and his siblings Peter, Mary Ann and Thomas. Dan, born in Buffalo, NY was 68 at his passing.
After graduating from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and obtaining an MBA from American University, Dan joined the Foreign Service. He had a distinguished career with the US Department of State for over 30 years before retiring with the rank of Minister Counsellor. He spent much of his career serving in Washington, DC but was also stationed in Sapporo, Japan, Zagreb, Croatia, The Hague, The Netherlands and Tokyo, Japan. After retirement he again worked at the State Department as a Senior Editor for an annual report on the status of religious freedom worldwide.
A memorial service will be held on November 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at St Ann Catholic Church in Arlington, VA. A coffee will be held in the parish hall after the service.
Dan contributed to many charitable organizations. Among them are Catholic Relief Services, Habitat for Humanity, Doctors without Borders, Food for Others, UNICEF, and Cross Catholic Services. A contribution in his name to any of them would have made him happy.