Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN


Robert Frank Santucci

February 25, 1970July 10, 2020
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Robert Frank Santucci, age 50, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a son of Robert Francis Santucci and the late Linda Carmela Fiore Houston.

Rob was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was the owner of Rob Santucci Painting. He had won Best of the Best in painting division for Johnson City in 2017 & 2019. Rob put his heart into coaching baseball, was very liked and touched many young lives. He was an avid Miami Dolphins fan.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 18 years, Erika Santucci; his two sons, Taylor and Jayden Santucci; one sister, Rebecca Schmidt and husband John; two nieces, Kristen Tzoc and husband Juan, and Nicole Schmidt; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis Kramer and Kim Behm; two sister-in-laws, Nicole Kramer and Michele Kramer; and one brother-in-law, Louie Kramer.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 13, 2020 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Dustin Collins officiating. Those unable to attend, may view the livestream of the service by visiting https://www.facebook.com/MonteVistaMemorial/

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Family Promise of Greater Johnson City, 215 W. Watauga Avenue #4, Johnson City, TN 37604.

Arrangements especially for Mr. Robert Frank Santucci and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.


  • Erika Santucci, Wife
  • Taylor Santucci, Son
  • Jayden Santucci, Son
  • Rebecca Schmidt (John), Sister
  • Kristen Tzoc (Juan), Niece
  • Nicole Schmidt, Niece
  • Louis Kramer, Father-in-law
  • Kim Behm, Mother-in-law
  • Nicole Kramer, Sister-in-law
  • Michele Kramer, Sister-in-law
  • Louie Kramer, Brother-in-law
  • Robert Francis Santucci, Father
  • The Late Linda Carmela Fiore Houston, Mother (deceased)

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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 13, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020



Robert Frank Santucci

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Nikki Kramer

July 24, 2020

I first met Rob when he came to stay with Erika and me in Atlanta. Erika had known him since high school but I was just meeting him. He always used to say to me, “Hey Nikki, thanks for coming out.” I didn’t know what it meant, but it made me laugh every time! I’m telling you this because I wanted you to know why and where it came from.
Rob was the best brother-in-law a person could ask for! He was also a loyal and loving husband and a dedicated Dad. The love he had for his family was undeniable! I feel so blessed to have been a part of his life. I have so many great memories that make me smile and remember how lucky we all were to have known him.
He loved my sister Erika so much and made sure she knew it every day. Taylor and Jayden were his world—everything he did was for them!
Rob, you are so loved and so missed! Rest in peace… And thanks for coming out❤️ (Inside joke)

Nicole Schmidt

July 14, 2020

I have so many great memories from my time with my godfather, Uncle Rob. Thank you for letting me draw on your back with markers while you slept, for pretending I knew how to catch and throw a football on the beach, and for everything in between.

Aunt Erika, Taylor, and Jayden, I love you all deeply and forever, and I send all my love and support everyday to you.

Rebecca Schmidt

July 14, 2020

Your siblings share your heart forever. Rob, we love you so much, and John and I cannot believe you are so suddenly gone from this world. I know that you have gone to eternal rest with God and with Mom.

Erika, Taylor, and Jayden, we love you so very much, and please know that we are keeping you in our minds, hearts, and prayers always.

Kristen Tzoc

July 14, 2020

Juan and I have so many memories of Uncle Rob, Aunt Erika, Taylor and Jayden that we will treasure forever! We just came across this photo of our good-looking group, and it brought such joy to our hearts thinking about the times that we all had together.
We hold the Santucci family so close in our hearts and our prayers, and as we grieve the terrible loss of Uncle Rob, we want you to know that we are always here to love and support you in any and every way we can. Rest in Peace - and we love you!

Cynthia Munce

July 14, 2020

I am truly at a loss for words. Rob was a huge part of our lives and will truly be missed. I keep thinking of all of the fun times and laughs. I pray that you and the boys can find some comfort and peace knowing that you have so much support. RIP ROB...

Heather Farnsworth

July 13, 2020

Dear Erika, Words can not express how so very sorry i am to hear about the passing of Rob. I will always remember our time out drinking cosmopolitan's it became Brian's favorite drink. Know that you and your family will be in my thoughts. I send prayers to you and your family for strength and comfort during this time and for the time to come. Xo Love Heather

Traci Cautela Chris Koloian

July 13, 2020

We will always remember Rob as a sweet, kind guy with a great smile. Back in high school we had many great chats and your love for the same music as Chris (boyfriend then husband now) made us even closer. I bought your Randy Rhodes guitar clock for a gift for Chris. You knew it would be the perfect gift and it was. Our hearts are just broke over this but we feel blessed to have known you. Fly with the angels Rob. Heaven gained another great soul. You will be deeply missed.

Santena King Clough

July 13, 2020

Rob, you always had a great smile. I don't ever remember not seeing a smile on your face in the 35 years that I've known you. May God bless and keep Erika, Taylor, Jayden and the rest of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Peace, Santena

Radames Rodriguez

July 13, 2020

My family’s condolences go out to Erika and the two boys on this sudden, unfortunate loss. Rob painted our house many times and we bonded on both of us being from NYC and talking about the food, baseball and our respective neighborhoods. Rob was a great guy who loved his job and was amazing at it. He always took care of his clients in every way possible. But he loved his family even more. His two sons were the apple of his eye and we would talk about their respective gifts they had. We are still shocked at this news. May he rest in eternal peace and may his family know that he will be looking after them through all of eternity.

Suzy Sarver

July 13, 2020

My heart is tender with the incredibly sad news of Rob's sudden passing. Back in the day Rob and Sebastian used to come over to my house in Lauderdale-by-the Sea and detail our sports cars on Fridays. It was a fun way for the guys to make extra cash and they did a better detail job than anyone before or since.

Rob and his dad also painted my house in LBTS, our office buildings in Pompano and the tanning center I opened near Crocco's back in 1993-1994.

He was so kind and gentle, a real sweetheart. It's been 30 years since I left Ft Laud to relocate to San Diego but after returning last year I started getting in touch with old friends again. I didn't reach out to Rob and connect on FB, however, I did see his pictures and posts with the Forbis/Gottesman tribe. I will regret that decision to not say hello.

A life gone too soon; My sincere condolences to his family

Rest in Peace Rob


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