Ruben De Santiago

December 14, 1952June 20, 2019

Ruben De Santiago was born on December 14, 1952 in Fresno, California and passed away on June 20, 2019 in Fresno, California.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.


  • Manuel De Santiago, Father
  • Catalina De Santiago, Mother
  • Bertha De Santiago, Wife
  • Leigh Anteola, Daughter
  • Bryant-Jon Anteola, Son-in-law
  • Matteo Anteola, Grandson
  • Manuel De Santiago, Brother
  • Paul De Santiago, Brother
  • Hector De Santiago, Brother
  • Laura De Santiago, Sister
  • Teresa Garcia, Sister
  • Leticia Saldivar, Sister

  • Manuel De Santiago Jr.
  • Paul De Santiago
  • Hector De Santiago
  • Manuel De Santiago III
  • Michael De Santiago
  • Mario Gomez


  • Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Recitation of the Rosary Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 27, 2019


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Pauline Jaramillo

June 28, 2019

I will remember my uncle Reuben for his great scary stories as a child growing up hearing his stories as are family's sat outside on the grass for hours. I will remember his love for books and movies. I will hold in my heart great memories of family barbeques ,baseball at the park , Friday nights at Carl Jr's . With lots of love and a sad heart you will be missed dearly by me .
Love ,
Daughter of Paul and Hope de Santiago

Tony Noriega

June 27, 2019

I don’t remember when I met you, I do remember where, it seems we were always together, we went to school together, we played softball, basketball and football. We worked at the same place. You and your family were a big part of our life, I loved you like a brother, RIP my friend

Melinda Gonzales

June 27, 2019

My Uncle Ruben, Aunt Bert and cousin Leigh lived less than 2 miles from my family growing up. We got together all the time. I remember family vacations, movie nights, family diners and just laying on a blanket talking outside underneath the stars. I remember he loved to watch movies and read Stephen King books. My favorite memory is getting together to watch scary movies. To this day I still enjoy watching scary movies. I’ll always remember the great times our two families shared. I love you Uncle Ruben and you will always have a place in my heart.

Melinda Gonzales daughter of Paul and Hope de Santiago

Ruben Diaz

June 26, 2019

My Dodger friend has gone to the bigger league in the sky. Ruben will always be remembered as a big Dodger supporter. A few times we enjoyed watching the Dodger games at my home. As a member of the National Latino Peace Officers Association Fresno County, Ruben and Bert contributed generously during the NLPOA Fresno County Scholarship Golf Tournaments, Back to School fund raisers and during the Holiday Dinner Coat Drive events. We will miss Ruben's friendly face at our monthly meetings.

Manuel deSantiago

June 26, 2019

I cannot put into words how much you will be missed. Losing a brother is hard to accept, accept I must, for we will all eventually be with you. You may be gone but your love will be with us forever. You tried to prepare us for your passing, but it has not lessened the heartache and pain we feel. If there is any comfort, it is because your suffering is over. There is an emptiness in our hearts, but your time here on earth will be measured by how you impacted your family, friends and those who knew you. As a brother, you were not antagonistic, belligerent, aggressive, argumentative, or an attention-seeker, that’s what made you special. You were a fun-loving guy; a delight to be around with and would say “Vatos locos let’s get down and party.” That was a favorite phrase of yours.

Ruben grew-up in Highway City, attended Teague Elementary and Central Union High School. His favorite pass-times were golf, softball and basketball. He was a member of the Fresno MAGA Chapter and played golf every chance he had. Ruben crossed many paths and left many fond many memories and should be remembered by his smile and how his good nature touched us all.

Armando Hindman

June 24, 2019

Ruben, thank you for always helping, volunteering with the LPOA and just being nice to all people around you. Thank you for sharing your stories with me of my family's Restaurant, the Mexico Café, in Chinatown. You will be missed. May you RIP!

Debra Miranda

June 24, 2019

Ruben I will never forget you & your big warm smile that would light your heart up. Your a beautiful man that had great integrity & work ethics especially when it came to union business. I only wish I could of told you how proud I was to have you as my cousin your going to be missed dearly.
Love you Always,
Debra De Santiago Miranda & family🌺❤️🌹
Daughter of. Bernabe De Santiago JR.

Nataska Mohair-Williams

June 23, 2019

I learned of Ruben's passing today and my heart is broken. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Ruben is free from all the pain and struggle. Walk around Heaven all day.

Irene Mora

June 22, 2019

We are saddened to hear of Ruben's passing. We will always remember what a great person he was and his big smile! He was a caring man who treated people like family. He is missed already. May he be at peace.
Love always, The Mora Family


June 22, 2019

Im sadden at his passing, we shared same Dr. were I would see him, a gentle soul my deepest condolence.daughter of JOE DE SANTIAGO. FAMILY..🌹