OBITUARY

Richard John Santora

July 25, 1940December 13, 2012

Richard John Santora, age 72, of Winder, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012. He was the superintendent of Residential and Commercial Construction for over 40 years. Richard was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Winder. He served in the Vietnam War. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather and he could light up a room with his great sense of humor. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Adeline Spinelli Santora; and his brother, Donald Santora. He is survived by his wife, Carole P. Santora; two daughters, Michelle Santora (fiancé- Michael Guinn) of Winder and Melissa (Mike) Shrout of Canton, GA; two brothers, Robert Santora of Hammond, LA and Jerry Santora of San Jacinto, CA; and one grandson, Tristan Santora. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Father Gilbert Exumé officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org/donate). Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 15, 2012
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Richard John Santora

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Gary Harvin

December 17, 2012

We will miss you Richie. Christmas time was when we mostly saw Richie, Carole and their girls. Richie would bring the room to life when he walked in. Sheryl and I offer our deepest condolences to you Carole.

Gary Harvin

December 17, 2012

This is the time of year that I always thought of Richie, since we mostly would see him, Carol and the kids at Christmas time. Richie always brought life to the room when he walked in and Sheryl and I offer our deepest condolences to all.

December 14, 2012

Gairett Lamkin

December 14, 2012

Richie, you will be truely missed. You really made work a fun place to come to. You were always there with a smile and candy. I knew when I hired you that you were a special person. Knowing you was truely a gift. I can't believe how much I care about you in such a short time. You will be truly missed my friend.

Connie Kent

December 14, 2012

My Dear Friend, our deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you keep the Lord close to you in your time of grief.
God Bless,
Love Connie & Matt

Cindy Decuir

December 14, 2012

Dearest Carole, Our condolences to you and your family. May God be with you during this time. Love, Cindy (Ferniz) and David Decuir

Lorhetta Rainey

December 14, 2012

You were loved and will be missed by all who knew you. Your heart was gold and you always made me smile. Shine on in heaven my friend.

Jean Whitehead

December 14, 2012

Jean Whitehead

December 14, 2012

A lot of tears fell today and we were all covered by clouds of gray. We must rejoice knowing you are no longer in pain and Heaven has one more Angel! My thougts and prayers are with the family. May God be with you all during this time of grief.

Adele Caluori

December 13, 2012

I will deeply miss you, my friend! My job will never be the same without you!