Celebrating the life of

Eduardo C. Fontanilla

July 02, 1948 - July 17, 2021

Eduardo C. Fontanilla

Eduardo C. Fontanilla, 73 years old, died at St Joseph’s Hospital, Saturday, July 17, 2021, after a short illness, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born in San Jacinto, Pangasinan Philippines and lived in Savannah for over 20 years. He graduated with bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Mapua Institute of Technology Manila, Philippines.
Surviving are his wife, Elvessa Fontanilla (44 years of marriage); four children, AJ, and daughter-in-law, Kazuyo Hira, Eduardo Jr., Ryan and Ryan E., daughter, Denise and son-in-law, David Flynn; two grandchildren, Cielle and Andre.
Surviving siblings are Ernesto, Rebecca, Jessie, Gerry, Purita, Virgil, Lina, and Rene.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, 2021, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Burial will be private.

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So sorry for the loss of your husband and a great father. Ed was a fellow teacher at Savannah Tech and a wonderful friend. We worked together as contractors. I will also miss Ed as you will too. Don't hesitate to call me if there is anything I can do to help you.

- Jim & Susanne Carnes, Metter, GA 30439

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your GREAT LOSS. They say… when you lose someone you love, you gain an Angel you know. Stay strong…keep the Faith.

- Tott & Babot Caces, Las Vegas, NV

We are extremely sorry for your loss !!! Please accept our deepest sympathy. He was a very good man. May he rest in peace with God in heaven !!!

- Virgil & Shirley LOY, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

- Virgil & Shirley Loy, Savannah, GA

No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. He always had time to listen, and give advice and assistance when it was needed.

- Nathaniel T . Realubit, Savannah, Georgia

With Heartfelt Sympathy Expressing heartfelt sympathy and offering a prayer, that God above will comfort you all and ease the loss you bear.

- Belen Latag, Hinesville, GA

So very sorry to hear of Eduardo's unexpected death. We so enjoyed our times in your house. He was such a gracious man, and I know a great father. The family will be in our prayers.

- Jan and Ann Carlson, Keene, NH

We are deeply saddened by the news of Ed passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May our condolences and prayers bring you comfort and ease the pain of this loss. Ed was a good man and friend.

- Billie and Jun Devega, Savannah, Georgia

I am shocked to hear of Ed's passing. I met Ed several years ago at Savannah Tech while teaching and he was always a pleasure to be around. Most recently I worked with Ed and his business Berwick Maintenance. It saddens me to know he is gone and I will surely miss him.

- chris hilimire, Garden City, GA

Sincere Condolences to the Fontanilla Family. I met Mr. Fontanilla through family members when I needed A/C work done at my home. Great Man indeed. May he Rest Peacefully

- Stephanie , Pooler, ga

I am so sorry to hear about Ed. He was such a giving person and blessing to us all at Savannah Tech. Your family is in my prayers. God bless and keep you always.

- Beverly Cohen, Richmond hill, Georgia

My deepest condolences to the Fontanilla family. Ed was a great man, friend and mentor. He touched the minds and hearts of many. I’m saddened and shocked to hear of his passing. It was truly a blessing to have met such and genuine person as Ed and have him as a dear friend. I will miss him dearly. Rest easy my friend.

- Roy Neely, Savannah , GA

So sorry to hear about Ed.My condolences to the family. Ed. Was such a kind and nice person. May he rest in Peace. (NACV)

- Willis Shellman, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

Prayers and thoughts to Ed and family. I've known Ed for many years and he has been the funny loving and generous person I've met. It was a pleasure for my two grandchildren to have met him .. We will miss him..

- Joanette Vargas, Johns creek , Ga

Elvie my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

- Elsa Duncan, Savannah , GA

I can’t even begin to understand that my best friend for 30 years is gone. I’m very saddened of his unexpected passing. We hold you close in our thoughts. As a family friend, Elvie, rest assured you can lean on us for whatever you may need. Heartfelt condolence.

- Orly Palmares , Savannah, Ga

My heartfelt condolences for your loss Elvie. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve. Sending prayers to you and your family. Therese Cox

- Therese Cox, Savannah, Georgia

I am sorry for your loss ate Elvie & kids. I remembered kuya Ed as a loving father. May he rest in eternal peace in the loving arms of our God. Thank you so much to both of you for your generosity during my college years. May God comfort you in your grief.

- Eva Obiedo, Lingayen, Pangasinan, Phils.

So sorry to hear about Ed. He was always a pleasure to do business with and an upright, honest man. The world is a lesser place without him.

- Andrew Cox, Savannah, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Visitation
  • 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tue, July 20, 2021
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
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  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00 a.m. on Tue, July 20, 2021
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
  • (map)