(Asbury Park Press)
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ANDREW "ANDY" SANTORO
AGE: 84 BRICK
Andrew "Andy" Santoro, 84, of Brick, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at his home. Born and raised in Staten Island, N.Y., Andy joined the U.S. Marine Corps to fight in World War II. When he returned, he met his "sweetheart", Patricia Kane. They fell madly in love in were married in 1952 and enjoyed 58 years of life together. Mr. Santoro was employed by U.S. Gypsum Co. in Staten Island and in 1974 was transferred to Stony Point, N.Y., where he worked as the plant superintendent. He retired in 1982 and enjoyed living in Daytona Beach, Fla., where he and his "sweetheart" lived until 2008. Andy was an avid fisherman. He loved fishing at "The Blue Surf" in Daytona Beach. He had built his own canoe and fishing boat to fish the Hudson River while in Stony Point, N.Y. and when he relocated to New Jersey, he caught trophy sized strippers in the Point Pleasant canal. When his children where young, he loved taking them to the Adirondack Mountains where they hiked, fished and had fun being together. He also loved entertaining his family on holidays and special occasions with his great music that everyone enjoyed.
He was predeceased by his son, Anthony J. Santoro. He is survived by his beloved wife and sweetheart, Patricia F. Santoro; his son, Andrew E. Santoro and his wife, Cindy of Point Pleasant; his daughter, Patricia Curry and her husband, Kevin; his grandchildren, Cristina Santoro, John J. Currado, Andrew M. Santoro, Courtney Currado, Michael S. Santoro, Anthony J. Santoro Jr. and his great-grandson, John P. Currado. He also leaves his sister, Stella Knight of Litchfield, Ill.
All services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 833 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755. Arrangements by the O'Brien Funeral Home, Brick. For more information or to send condolences, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 7, 2011