Vincent Santaniello

July 4, 1960 - December 27, 2018
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Vincent Santaniello, age 58, of Dover died Thursday, December 27, 2018, in his home following a year-long, hard-fought illness.

Vinny, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 4, 1960 to the late Ralph and Loretta Minneci Santaniello.

Vinny was raised in Queens, New York and …

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Vincent Santaniello, age 58, of Dover died Thursday, December 27, 2018, in his home following a year-long, hard-fought illness.

Vinny, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 4, 1960 to the late Ralph and Loretta Minneci Santaniello.

Vinny was raised in Queens, New York and graduated from Thomas Edison High School at Jamaica, New York. He had an endearing New York accent, was an avid Giants fan and was seldom without his Islanders ball cap. He was proud of his Italian heritage and revered The Godfather Movies. A truck driver by trade, Vinny spent 30 years in his rig driving both locally and over-the-road.

In February of this year, he was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Heroism for risking his life to save a woman trapped in a burning truck.

Vinny will be greatly missed by his wife, the former Karen Goff whom he married on May 22, 2003; his children, Michelle Cook and Michael (Holly) Jones all of New Philadelphia and his grandchildren, Kaity, Kylie, Eli, Keara, Cyrelle, Dryden and Aiden.

Completing the family are his sister, Lucretia Santaniello of Long Island, New York; a nephew, Joe (Tricia) Santaniello; a godson and great-nephew Joey Santaniello; a brother, Ralph (Peggy) Santaniello of Florida; nieces and nephews Michael, Kerry, Nicole, Kathleen and their families. Also surviving are an aunt, Jolene Limbacher and an uncle, Jim Conley of North Canton.

In addition to his parents, Vinny was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Santaniello in 1999, his mother and father-in-law, Ginger and Louis Swaim and a daughter-in-law, Mindy Cook.

The family will greet guests on Sunday, December 30, 2018, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Cremation will follow through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory.

The family requests that contributions be made to a benefit account established at Huntington Bank to defray the cost of medical expenses. Donations can be made to the nonprofit account at any Huntington Bank in Ohio. Checks should be made payable to: “Friends For Vinny Santaniello.”

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Date: Sunday, December 30, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Friends For Vinny Santaniello

c/o any Huntington Bank branch in Ohio
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Born: July 4, 1960
Died: December 27, 2018

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Shell posted on 12/31/18

Love u dad!!!!!!

 

Shell posted on 12/31/18

Love u daddy make sure u squeeze Mindy good and hard for me .

 

Kyle Stein posted on 12/29/18

You will be missed Vinny.

 

kevin cataldi posted on 12/29/18

Vinny we had a lot of great times i learned a lot from I will miss you alot Fly high Freebird

 

Robin (Maple) Rector posted on 12/29/18

Karen I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. Sending all of you lots of prayers and hugs

 

Eugene and Mary Sue Spacey posted on 12/29/18

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Vinny. He was an amazing friend and husband to Trisha. We were so happy that he found love again and he was so proud of his family. We are blessed to go on with such fond memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely, Mary Sue and Eugene Spacey

 

Liz posted on 12/29/18

Vinny was such a great guy. Always made me laugh. I haven’t seen him in a while, but I will definitely miss him. My thoughts are with Karen during this heartbreaking time. Love, Liz

 

Kathy Smith posted on 12/28/18

I am so sorry for your loss, I will always remember Vinny for his morning FB post. I laughed evertime he posted it. Always had a smile on his face. I’m praying for your family. ??

 

Stephen Randazzo posted on 12/28/18

So sorry for your loss. Vinny was a great guy. He will be sorely missed.

 

Ilene Thompson posted on 12/28/18

So very sorry for your loss.

 

Alberta posted on 12/28/18

So sorry for your loss prayers

 

Peggy Musgrave posted on 12/28/18

Karen and Family, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Peggy and Cliff Musgrave.

 

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