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Goble Funeral Home

22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ

OBITUARY

Santo Michael Scaglione

May 31, 1962July 16, 2020

Santo Michael Scaglione, 1962-2020

Sparta—Santo (Sandy) Scaglione, 58 of Sparta, NJ passed away on July 16, 2020 after fighting a tough battle with cancer. He was born on May 31, 1962 in The Bronx, New York. He grew up in Rockaway, NJ, graduated from Morris Knolls High School, and attended Seton Hall University. Sandy married the love of his life, Denise Rudolph Scaglione, in 1988 and they moved to Sparta, NJ where they raised their four daughters.

He worked at Sony Corporation for 30 years, where he started as a business controller and ultimately became a Vice President of Finance and Operations. He finished his career at AGFA corporation. Sandy had such a passion for sports. He was a devoted Seton Hall Pirates Basketball fan and attended every home game. And as a lifelong Yankees fan, he passed along his love for baseball to his daughters. He was on the Board of Directors for Sparta Girls Softball and coached their teams for many years. Above all else, there was nothing more important to Sandy than his four girls. He was a devoted father and their number one fan. He was an amazing husband, brother, uncle, and family was his whole world.

His courage and positivity over the last year was remarkable and demonstrated the type of man he was.

Sandy is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Denise, his daughters Christine, Kaitlyn, Lauren, and Michele. He is also survived by his parents, Dorothy Fitzgerald Benson and George Scaglione, as well as his sisters Judi-Anne, Donna, and Deborah, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 4-8pm on Monday, July 20, 2020, at Goble Funeral Home 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30am Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Saint Kateri Church 427 Stanhope Sparta Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sandy can be made to research for Merkel Cell Carcinoma at www.merkelcell.org/join-the-fight/

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Randy Parks

July 25, 2020

Dear Denise and the Scaglione Girls:

No words can speak to the huge and tragic loss you have gone through and continue to live with in the passing of Sandy - your dear husband and father. Our hearts broke to hear the news this week in the Parks house. I don't know that I have ever met a man so in love with his family and life itself.
When thinking of and remembering Sandy - I (Randy) only see a man who lifted up my life at a time when my own daughter was playing softball. He made me believe I could coach and contribute to the team - otherwise 7 years of coaching never would have happened - everytime I was near or with Sandy, I came away feeling better about myself and life in general. And never could Jillian have wished for a better more positive coach than Sandy.
Watching him love his 4 girls over the years I was near you in softball, was watching someone who was full of life to the brim. It made you want what he had - a large heart, a large smile, and a belief that everyone could do great things if they just were present to the gifts before us.
Our deepest prayers go out to each of you in these days.
Randy, Lori, Jillian and Sean Parks

Matthew Sanchez

July 24, 2020

I'm in San Diego and work in Sony Finance. I remember Sandy as a strong confident leader and extremely loyal to his team. I will continue to pray for Sandy and his family. I feel fortunate I had the opportunity to know him.

John Monahan

July 23, 2020

We are shocked and saddened at this news. Sandy will be remembered by he Monahan family for his passion and commitment to SGS and the enormously successful program he led to allow girls to thrive, build confidence and have FUN playing softball. He was a kind, fun, and respected leader in Sparta and will be missed by all who knew him. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

The Monahans

Gene and Joan Nowicki

July 23, 2020

Whenever we had the opportunity to be in Sandy’s presence, he was so full of life with happiness and always showed respect to everyone. It was so obvious that he loved and enjoyed being with his family and friends. We are saddened with his passing and will always remember him in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan Gardner

July 22, 2020

I was lucky enough to have Sandy and Denise welcome me to their home with Meredith for the past two thanksgivings.
During these two great celebrations he left such a tremendous impression of his character and values. You could just tell how great and caring man he was. He went around the table one by one and made all of the younger generation give the whole table updates on what we were doing with our lives. I wish I had been able to get to know him better.
Denise, Chrisy, Katie, Lauren, and Michele I'm so sorry for your loss.

Michelle Dyess

July 22, 2020

Denise and Family - You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you are faced with such a great loss . May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Michelle Dyess

Carlene Overturf-Jones

July 22, 2020

Denise I just wanted to tell you how sorry we are to hear this and will be praying for your family in the days to come.

John Kaloukian

July 22, 2020

I was shocked and so saddened to hear about the passing of Sandy. I worked very closely with Sandy at Sony for nearly 15 years. Smart, funny, passionate, a TOTAL family man and so much more. I recently had an email exchange with him (back in April).. He was telling me about his role at AGFA... that he was turning 58 next month... and his plans for retirement at 62. Most of all he told me how much he missed his Sony friends and all of the great times. He never hinted at being sick. May the family be comforted by the good memories. And may Sandy Rest In Peace....
John

John Mastriani

July 22, 2020

It was obvious to me that Sandy was the best father any family could possibly ask for. Watching him with his daughters and other children with ultimate patience and kindness, he was an inspiration to me to try be the best father I could be as well.
At sporting events, while me and other dads would grimace in horror at one of our kids miscues, Sandy would always see it as an important moment to comfort and build up a child's confidence.
You're a good man Sandy.

Love
The Mastrianis

Janet Gordon

July 22, 2020

My heart felt condolences to your family, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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