Services for Leo Fontana Friday, September 1

By Antioch Sports Legends

Leo Fontana

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 1, 2023 at Holy Cross Cemetery 2200 East 18th Street in Antioch.

Leo Fontana, “Mr. Antioch” leaves a legacy of over 60 Years of Community service! Sports Legends Co-Founder, long time Antioch Rotarian, he had a perfect attendance record of 29 years with the Lions Club. Antioch’s voters elected him to the Antioch City Council, on which he served from 1982-1986. He was also an Antioch Planning Commissioner, Parks and Recreation Commissioner and Charter President of the Antioch Merchants Association.

Sports and recreation programs in the city all seem to trace their origins back to Leo. He participated in the creation of the Antioch Hornets football team, Lob Ball League, Antioch Softball League and Antioch Babe Ruth Baseball, for which he served as its first president. An athlete himself, Leo played catcher for the Antioch Merchants team and left halfback for the Antioch Alumni Football team in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Leo left an indelible mark on Antioch. He truly lived the Rotary International official mottoes of Service Above Self and One Profits Most Who Serves Best. Leo will be missed.

Learn more about Leo’s life here.

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