Wednesday, September 05, 2012 12:00 AM

Passings: Gaeton Fonzi '57

Gaeton Fonzi '57 passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, at his home in Satellite Beach, Fla. at the age of 76.

Fonzi, who served as the DP's Editorial Director in 1957, was an investigative reporter for Philadelphia Magazine from 1959 to 1972. He was also well known for publishing his own conspiracy theory of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in his 1993 book The Last Investigation.

"He was relentless," D. Herbert Lipson, chairman of Metrocorp, owner of Philadelphia and Boston Magazines, told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Fonzi is survived by his wife Marie, who is also a Penn alum. In addition to his wife, Fonzi is survived by sons Guy and Christopher; daughters Irene Fonzi and Maria Fonzi-Gonzales; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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