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Obituary for John J. Santos

July 18, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


John J. Santos, of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017at the age of 61.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Jovita (Ortiz) Santos and the late Aquilino Santos. John was a retired Philadelphia Police Officer serving in the 25th District. He retired after spending 29 years on the force. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren who knew him simply as Pop Pop. In his free time, he liked to play the guitar and ride his motorcycle. He was very rarely without his cowboy hat and boots and was known for his sense of humor and generosity. His jokes, magic tricks, smiles, and love will be missed by the many he touched in his life.

John is survived by his wife Yolanda (Diaz) Santos. His four children, Laurie Santos, Sonia Santos(Gregory Morales), Juanita DiGuilio (Nicholas) and Michael Rhein. Nine grandchildren, Fernando, Angelo, Dominic, Tyler, Justin, Jacob, Logan, Payton and Alexis, and his great-grandson, Emmett. He is also survived by his brothers, Francisco and James and his sisters, Elsa, Carmen and Raquel. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Carlos and Louis.

Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration visitation from 6-8PM on Friday July 21, 2017, and again from 9-10AM on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at John F. Givnish of Academy Road, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, Pa 19154, followed by his memorial service at 10AM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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