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Sal Fontana, Cigar Industry Veteran, Dies at 86

David Savona
Posted: February 3, 2011

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Cigar Aficionado spoke with Fontana last week on his birthday. "The cigar industry will never, ever die," he said. "It's been going through a lot, but it's never going to fail."

Fontana is survived by five children; Bonnie, John, Jim, Robert, and David; and 17 grandchildren. His son Stephen died in 1993, and his wife, Connie, died on his birthday in 2005.

A viewing for Fontana will be held on February 11 at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home in Jupiter, Florida, with funeral services the following day at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens.

Photos by Ilona Lieberman


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Francisco Grillo — Puerto Rico, United States,  —  February 4, 2011 9:46am ET

Blessings to his family.


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