Daniel Ted Fantozzi

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.


5 Responses to Daniel Ted Fantozzi

  1. Phylicia Johnson says:

    Though we never got the chance to meet in person, I’ve heard many stories about your kind spirit, vast intelligence and sweet dance moves. You will be missed as much as you are loved-that is certain.

    I pray your family finds peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

    Eternal rest grant unto Uncle David, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

  2. Brian Moore says:

    The world has lost a man of intelligence, kindness, humor, and wit. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

  3. Brian Bachman says:

    It was an honor to work with Dan and et to know him over the last several years. His dry wit, sartorial excellence and editorial expertise will be missed.

  4. Andrew Goodman says:

    I knew Dan since the 1980s when we were in a carpool together, but interacted most with him the last several years when we both were senior editors of the International Religious Freedom report. He was always gracious, with a nice sense of humor — exactly what a diplomat should be. It was, indeed, an honor to know and work with him. I cannot be there in person, but I send my deepest sympathies.

  5. gina Scarsella says:

    I had the enormous privilege of serving with Dan in The Hague. I have the utmost respect for this kind and gentle man of tremendous intellect. May you rest in peace Dan!

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