survived by his wife Patricia A. Catanzaro (nee. Swetz), was called home to God on Sunday, April 26, 2020 after a valiant monthlong battle with the covid virus. In ICU he developed heart complications involving a cardiac cath and stents. He was doing well, recovering at a rehab hospital, determined to come back home, when he died suddenly and went home to God instead. Born June 13, 1945 in St. Louis, MO, Phil attended St. Stephen, St. Raphael, CBC, SLU and served in the army reserves. Phil and his wife Patty reside in Chesterfield. They shared 48 years of faith and love for one another, living life to the fullest. In addition to other occupations, Phil worked in the family business, St. Louis Banana & Tomato Co. and operated the original Chesterfield License Bureau.
He is survived by his brothers Charles Catanzaro (Sharon), Sam Catanzaro, Jr. (Deborah), sisters Christine Rodemacher (Rick), Deborah Campa (Michael). Brother-in-law to Debra Swetz and uncle to Zac Swetz. Dear uncle to Tracey Bidlack (Marcus), Jeff Catanzaro, Todd Catanzaro (Katie), Dana Marton (Jim), Ricky Rodemacher (Beth), and Gabrielle Campa. Great-uncle to Beau, Scott, Bridget, Hannah, Elizabeth, Michael, and Ruby. Godfather to Tracey, Jordan and Holland. He is predeceased by his parents Sam Catanzaro, Sr. and Shirley Catanzaro (nee. Gray)
He will be deeply missed and forever in the hearts of relatives and friends from all parts of his life.
All are invited to attend a walkthrough viewing at Kutis Affton Friday, May 1, 10:30-12:30 and /or join in a procession at 12:45 to Resurrection for an outside burial service. Social distancing will be adhered to at all times (masks required inside). A Memorial Mass at Ascension in Chesterfield TBD. Thanks to all who took care of him especially Drs. David Schlitt, Robert Ferrara and Timothy O’Connell.
In lieu of flowers/donations we request that you do everything you can to fight this horrific COVID virus.