Dr. Anthony "Tony" Fasano

  • Born: July 24, 1948
  • Died: July 22, 2012
  • Location: Fairfax, Virginia

Demaine Funeral Home - Fairfax

10565 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tel. (703) 385-1110

Tribute & Message From The Family

Of Fairfax, VA, passed away on July 22, 2012 in Martinsburg, WV. Dr. Fasano was born in New York to the late Frank and Frances Fasano. He is survived by his two sons A.J. Fasano of Chantilly, VA and Michael Fasano (Luna) of Haymarket, VA. He will also be missed by Sylvia Perez Fasano to whom he was married to for 38 years and his siblings: Leopold Fasano, Susan Pankow, Bernadette Cattuna, Barbara Maher and Jeanne Varley. He graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri after which he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 13 years. After leaving the Air Force, Dr. Fasano opened up Main Street Medical. For 25 years he served as a family physician to countless Fairfax Families. A funeral service will be held at Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church, on September 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Dr. Fasano's memory to the VA Medical Hospital in Martinsburg, WV. Please see website for acceptable donation items.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I was so sorry to learn of Dr. Fasano's passing. He was truly one-of-a-kind and even though I haven't seen him in years, I think of him often.

I only worked for him for a short time after graduating from PA school at GWU, but his caring and humor, intelligence and amazing memory will always hold him dear to my heart.

I pray for his family and those close to him are well and making peace with his early departure from this world.

Cheryl Marshall, PA-C

Posted by Cheryl Marshall - Phoenix, AZ - Friend   January 23, 2013


I had to come back to express my shock and dismay at discovering that Dr Fasano is gone.
He was a wonderful person, I looked up to him as a doctor and friend. He was an integral part of our lives from 1987 on.
My family and I are very grateful to him, he saved us in so many ways
When he had to leave his practice "Main St Medical" he was missed by so many people. I once called his old cell phone number and was told by the woman that answered "This doctor must have been something else, I receive a phone call every day for him"
He was something else, I will be mourning his loss for a very long time.

Posted by Dorene - Fairfax, VA - friend   December 16, 2012

Dr Fasano was our doctor for 22 years. I found him in 1987, then brought my husband and children to him.
As time went on we refered brothers and sister and inlaws to him
It broke my heart when he had to close his Main St Medical practice
He was the best doctor, person, friend.
No one can ever replace him.
He save my son Jason from having a broken hip by recognizing his condition before his hip broke.
I came on line to see if he was practicing in the area and was shocked to find this announcement.
AJ and Michael, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He talked about the two of you all the time as well as Sylvia, he loved you very much

Posted by Dorene Ernst - Fairfax VA, VA - patient for 22 years   December 15, 2012

You helped me through numerous concussions, car accidents, post traumatic stress disorder and countless broken bones. You were a great doctor and an even better friend. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Scott Bershadsky - Gray, GA - Patient/Friend   December 05, 2012

Dr. Fasano was our family doctor for decades, shortly after we moved to Fairfax, VA in the early 80's. He took care of us and saved my Mother's life, not once, but twice. Her name is Christine Scott, and she wrote about him in her book, "Vignettes of Small Glories." I cannot begin to tell of the times he was there for us. Dr. Fasano held my Mother's hand during an entire spinal tap procedure and always did his best work with my Mom (who he declared was quite the "pharmaphobic"). Because of Dr. Fasano, my mother is still with us today, about to turn 80!
In spite of a very busy practice, he was there at the hospital in the early hours of dawn or after office hours in the evening to check on his patients, staying "in charge of their care."
Once he came to Fair Oaks Hospital during a blizzard and ice storm to see my Mom. He had an eye injury himself that particular day. He arrived at the hospital with an eye patch, broken glasses, and flakes of snow still on his hat. Dr. Fasano had come right to the ER from the storm outside. It was Christmas Eve and he decided that my Mom could go home for the holidays. It was a Christmas gift we shall always remember.
Dr. Fasano was that one-of-kind Doctor who was dedicated to his patients like no other. When my Mom went on our spiritual "Walk to Emmaus," he took the time to write her a very special letter, which she has treasured all the years.
We walked the high school track with him for the cancer walk and still have the pictures of that day; we remember him cooking food for the walkers and he was so pleased with the turn out of his staff and patients alike.
Our family truly loved Dr. Fasano and our hearts are broken to just learn of this news today. Our love and caring go out to the Fasano family, former staff from Main Street Medical, and all the fellow patients who loved him so. He was more than a gifted doctor to his patients, he was a gentle, wise, and caring friend. We will be forever grateful to Dr. Fasano.

Posted by Jeffrey Scott - Lewes, DE - patient and friend   October 05, 2012


Dr. Fasano was one of the nicest physicians I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Several years ago he began my journey with me on what has been 12 years of back pain with 5 surgeries involved. He never questioned me and only sought out the best possible care for me. He took the time required to make someone feel at ease and I am sure his practice will miss him! Even though I am several states away now, I was informed of his passing because my family knew how important of an influence he was in my life! My condolences you his family and friends....there are no words for your loss! He was a great man!!! My prayers are with you......

Posted by Jennifer Peterman - Canton, GA - Patient / Friend   September 19, 2012

I am saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Fasano. He was such a caring doctor and a great diagnostician. I always felt in the best of hands when I was in his care. He will be greatly missed by all of those who were his patients over the years. His devotion and dedication to his patients went above and beyond the call of duty. May you rest in peace, Dr. Fasano.

Posted by gayle holmes - Fairfax, VA   September 12, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Fasano's passing. He saved my life when I had a seizure at age 5. I will always, always be grateful to him for that.

Posted by Katherine Kellogg Heflin - Emmaus, PA   September 12, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Fasano's death. He was a special doctor to myself and my husband and also to my parents. My husband spent alot of difficult times before his death and Dr, Fasano was always available to him not matter how busy he was in his office. He also found the time to come to the funeral home for my father and husband, There are not many doctors that dedicated to his patients. He also had a very special and caring office staff. My sympathy to his family. Barbara Hull

Posted by Barbara Hull - Fairfax, VA - former patient   September 09, 2012


I am so sorry to learn of the death of Dr. Fasano. He was one of the most intelligent men it has been my pleasure to know. He was a gifted healer and a humble man, a rare combination for sure. He was very kind to all his patients annd willing to listen to them, I will sorely miss him. He had helped me with people who fell below the radar, people I cared for. I hope to see him again in eternity. Rev. Ann Dorman-Byrnes

Posted by Ann E. Dorman-Byrnes - Manassas, VA - Friend and laborer   August 22, 2012

Please know that the family is in our prayers at this difficult time. I was Tony's patient from 1988-2007. He helped me through some difficult times and his candor and sense of humor were always welcome and appreciated A.J. went to school with my daughter Heather.

Tony was a shining example of the human side of his craft.


John and Susan Delaney

Posted by John C. Delaney - Indianapolis, IN - Patient and Friend   August 22, 2012


We were shocked to hear of Tony's passing!He was a friend to everyone as well as their skilled Dr! When I first met him in 1982, he was still in the AF but working in the ER at Commonwealth. Hearing his NYC accent brought us closer and learning AJ was going to be in St. Leo's in my daughter Maureen's class gave us lots to talk about! When he opened his practice in Fairfax there were years of Office visits, broken bones, etc. but always like going to the "friendly country Doctor"! He will be remembered by many and our condolences to Sylvia, A.J and Michael! Heaven is a little brighter with him there!!

Posted by Cathy and Jay Corcoran and Family - Mechanicsville, VA - Friend and Patient   August 10, 2012

I have tried for 3 days to write something, but it always seemed to turn out like a book. We have known Dr. Anthony Fasano for over 20 years. He was the finest doctor I have ever been to or known. He had that grasp of medicine that just to seem to be endless. Always knowing how to care for you, or getting the care from someone else if needed. He was also a friend that as others have said, liked to brag about his family any chance he could get. Such a wonderful man that will be missed by everyone that came in contact with him. There will be an emptiness in our hearts that will not go away after hearing of his passing. I can't begin to tell you the sadness that has overcome my wife and I. To his family, you have a lot to be proud of and hopefully that will ease the sadness of his passing.

Gary & Linda Mumma

Posted by Gary & Linda Mumma - Remington, VA - Patients and Friends   August 05, 2012

The news of Dr. Fasano's death is a shock.My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. Dr. Fasano was one of the most caring doctors I've ever had. I felt he was a brillant man and always tried to find the cause of any illness of his patients.. He always had a smile and loved to tell me about the accomplishments of his sons. He will surely be missed by all of
his patients over the years..

Posted by Kate Bailey - Fairfax, VA - friend   August 04, 2012


Dr. Fasano was a wonderful, caring Doctor and a good man. He was humble enough to recognize that it was God who often worked through him, once telling me that he knew it was the Lord guiding his hands to save a small child because his hands were too big to do the life-saving procedure on such a little child .

He provided outstanding care and concern for his patients and always tried to make himself available to the many people who sometimes had wait to see him because he was such a sought after Doctor. I once waited for his office to open with someone who had moved to Maryland and still chose to keep him as their family physician because they liked him so much.

He loved his family. As a Doctor and a friend, he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Dr. Fasano. We will not forgot you or the work you did to help us.

Sue Schalestock

Posted by Sue Schalestock - Centreville, VA - Patient and Friend   August 03, 2012

Dr. Fasano was probably one of the caringess people I have known. He always made himself available to those that needed him. He was a very fine physician and a great family man..loved music in his office. I made CD's for him of the doo woop era, and caught him, many times boppin to and from each patient's room humming the song's lyrics.
As an Air Force vet myself, I am very proud that he was Air Force as well. He will be greatly missed for his contributions, not only as a great human being, but moreso as a exceptional caring physician. My prayers to him and his family.

as always, respectfully

Bill Ryan

Posted by Bill Ryan - Fairfax, VA - Patient & Friend   August 02, 2012