Samuel Thomas Santangelo M.D.

1924 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Samuel Thomas Santangelo M.D. Obituary
Santangelo, Samuel Thomas, MD, died peacefully at the age of 90 with his beloved wife Terry and family by his side on 13 June 2014. He was born 25 May 1924 in Yonkers, New York. Graduating from Fordham University, he later earned his doctor of medicine from New York University College of Medicine. He served 2 years during the Korean War reaching the rank of Captain. In 1954 they moved to Newport Beach, California where he established his medical practice as OB/GYN delivering thousands of babies primarily at Hoag Memorial Hospital until 1984. Over the following years he and Terry combined their love of travel with work, taking locum tenens assignments throughout the country.

Survived by his wife, Terry of 64 years; 6 children, Christine Puccio, Paul Santangelo, Anita Dudrey, Richard Santangelo, Lisa Daly and Carla Combi; 15 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; and a wide circle of loving extended family all of whom he made smile and laugh with his unique style and humor.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to St. Joachim parish.

A memorial service will be held on 18 July at 4pm at St. Joachim church in Costa Mesa.

Published in Orange County Register from June 19 to June 22, 2014
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