Anthony Montville rescued Daniel L. Fuentes while he was in a runaway automobile, Cleveland, Ohio, October 17, 1969. When he saw Daniel, 3, in the rear seat of a runaway two-door automobile moving down a sloping street, Montville, 50, letter carrier, ran 100 feet and overtook the vehicle, which then was traveling at about 15 m.p.h. He grasped the handle of the door but was unable to get enough leverage to open it and slid along the pavement with the moving automobile. Montville almost lost his footing and his hold when the automobile moved over rough pavement and sideswiped a parked vehicle. The runaway automobile was approaching an intersection when Montville succeeded in opening the door and climbing into the front seat. By pumping forcibly on the deactivated power brakes as the automobile entered the intersection, Montville brought the vehicle to a halt within two feet of a utility pole.
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Anthony Montville, of Cleveland, Ohio, died on May 27, 1987. He was born on Jan. 17, 1919.
Montville was a technical sergeant in the Army and served in World War II.
He was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland.
(Edited from an obituary provided by a family member.)