OBITUARY

Gary Paul Santonocito

August 31, 1960July 8, 2018
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Gary Paul Santonocito was born on August 31, 1960 in Lawrence, Massachusetts and passed away on July 8, 2018 in Spokane, Washington

Services

17 July

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm

Ball & Dodd Funeral Home

5100 W Wellesley Ave
Spokane, Washington 99205

REMEMBERING

Gary Paul Santonocito

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Brad Hancock

July 17, 2018

We have known Gary and Tonya for about a year, in that short time they have truly become our best friends. Shorty after meeting them Gary was diagnosed with cancer. He always told us that he wishes he would have met us before he got sick, but in that time you made a huge impact on our hearts. You have one of the biggiest hearts we know and you gave cancer a tough fight. Until we meet again our friend ❤️❤️

Glen Middagh

July 17, 2018

Tonya,
I have not seen Gary for so long I can remember his face like yesterday. I remember the summer days spent at your home. Gary and I really bonded and he ment so much to me. I can remember his laugh, his love for his family, Gary was a very special friend, I am sad inside to know I can not visit him in person, but I am glad he is no in pain anymore. I love you and and wish your family strength through this. Love you

Glen & Sue Middagh

Kenneth DeMonnin

July 16, 2018

Tonya,
This is very hard for me to write. I am so sorry for your loss. We all lost a great man and brother. I was so glad I was able to see Gary last month. When I left it was hard. Gary taught me so much about the union. Gary was so proud of his boys on everything they did, from playing basketball to dance. Don't forget his other son following in his union steps. Tonya stand up and be strong Gary is looking down on you and your family.

Cathy Pontureri Fazzi Macri

July 16, 2018

Colleen Rendon

July 16, 2018

My husbands Rudy and I have nothing but happy memories of our friendship with Gary and his whole family from many years ago when our boys were young. Every memory is one of his infectious smile along with that laugh that was never a dull moment. We were so fortunate and cherish the time we had with him again not so long ago. We will miss him dearly until we all meet again to pick up where we left off.

Amanda Anderson

July 11, 2018

Gary was my son's childhood friend and remained his friend through out his life. I knew Gary well, and used to pick him and Grant up when their curfew time came, they were always out of the neighborhood, dating no less, they were 14-15 year old boys, then mom would come and take them home and they would have to resort to being little kids again. I always found a lot of humor in their seriousness when they found their first girlfriends. Gary was a cutey and all the neighborhood girls were gaga over him! I have not seen Gary for years but he has stayed in Grants life so I was regularly updated. My heart breaks for that brown-eyed smiley young boy I remember. Rest peacefully Gary! My sincere condolences to Tanya and son's.

Gisele Macy

July 10, 2018

Gary was such a cool guy. He was tough as nails for sure, but a teddy bear when it came to his family. He was so proud of all his kids, grand-kids etc.
One time he told me that Russell seems like a tough guy, but was a softy when it came to his kids...so true, I think he was speaking from experience. :]
He was a fighter, he fought a long hard battle, but this one wasn't to be won.
I hope his whole family can find comfort knowing he is healed and no longer in pain. His memory will forever be in your hearts and you were blessed for the time you did have with him.
So in celebration of a wonderful man's life - I send love, hugs and prayers to you-all.
Love,
Gisele

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