OBITUARY

Kenneth Paul Santini

Born June 24, 1921

Kenneth “Buck” Santini Buck Santini, loving father and grandfather passed away peacefully in his home of 64 years on August 12, 2014. He was 93 years old. Buck was born on 6/24/21 in San Bernardino; the fourth of seven children. He worked at his family’s Twin Palms Dairy until age 17 when he entered the Navy in 1941 to serve his country in World War II. Buck served as a Chief Mechanic on LST 333 in the Mediterranean. He survived his ship being torpedoed and was reassigned to LST 503 which carried troops and supplies to the beaches of Normandy during D-Day. After honorable discharge from the Navy, Buck worked for Fuller Glass Company and later owned his own glass shop; Inland Empire Glass. He operated this successful business for over twenty years. Even though Buck was most honored to have served in WWII, he felt his greatest achievement was to have helped raise his granddaughter Courtney. He was most proud of her, as he often told anyone who would listen. Buck was a widower of 37 years having been married to Irene Santini for more than 30 years. He is survived by a daughter; Sheri of Running Springs, a granddaughter; Courtney of Oceanside, and several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his family, friends, neighbors, and dog-Jet. A special thanks to his friend and caregiver Frank Palmer. Graveside Services will be held Saturday, August 23rd at Montecito Veterans Memorial at 9:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Graveside Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Kenneth Paul Santini

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Mike Halverson

June 30, 2015

We will all miss Buck. My dad Paul Halverson worked with Buck for some 20 years. I also worked for Buck at Imperial glass before attending Cal Poly in 1964. Buck was a good man and think of him often.

August 21, 2014

Courtney, prayers for healing and comfort for you and your mom through this time. I'm so glad you have each other.

John and Georgia Ralls

August 21, 2014

Our deepest condolences Sheri and to your Family. what I remember about you Dad he always enjoyed walking his dog. He would stand out front of my house and talk to me. Buck will truly be miss by so many that knew him. My husband has known Buck for over 30 years.

Karen Fogg

August 20, 2014

Sheri (& Courtney), Your Dad was such an honorable, loving man. He always was so kind.(Even a few years ago, he would drive out of his way to get me avacadoes & citrus fruits when I was down to visit.)He will be greatly missed. He adored you so much & taught you the importance of Love & family.You blessed each other with your lives.

christina munyer

August 19, 2014

Buck, Irene and Sherri were our good neighbors for 45 yrs until we moved.
Many good memories and they were wonderful neighbors.
Our sympathies to you Sherri and your family.
Rest in peace Buck and The Lords blessings and comfort

Susie Fitzgerald

August 18, 2014

Buck was a big part of my life. Loved this guy so much. I will miss our conversations (by phone) in recent years. He was the best of the best generation. Love to all the family.

vicki gillean

August 18, 2014

I was his caregiver for a short time. H e was very interesting and sweet person to know. I will miss him. He made you laugh and smile. may the family find peace. thank you for everything, i am a retired now. vicki gillean

Olivia Rosales Tierney

August 17, 2014

Dear Sheri,
We are all so sorry to hear of your father's passing.
Your dad rode in a couple of Colton Veteran's day parades with my dad, Robert.
Our condolences to your family.