DR. THOMAS F. SANTILLI
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SANTILLI
DR. THOMAS F.
Of Huntingdon Valley, PA died on Jan. 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Pearl Santilli, Also survived by children Dr. Thomas M. (Lisa), Robert J. (Elizabeth) Santilli, Carol (Scott) Saggiomo and John F. (Kelly) Santilli, grandsons Christian, Zachary and Ryan, William (Chelsea) and Drew, granddaughters Annette, Christina and Adriana, Nicole and Danielle, Caroline and Kristin, a brother Joseph Pittelli and a sister Rita DeSimone. Thomas was a graduate of Girard College, Yale and NY Medical College and practiced medicine at Phila. General, Jefferson, and Holy Redeemer Hospitals until his retirement in 2005. He also was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Relatives and friends may call on Thurs. Feb. 2, 2017 after 9:00 AM followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM at St. Hilary of Poitiers, 820 Susquehanna Road, Rydal, PA 19046. Int. St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Hilary's Church.

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Jan. 30, 2017.
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February 2, 2017
For Pearl, Tommy, and family.
Dr. Thomas F. Santilli, M.D. singlehandedly founded the Human Performance Laboratory at Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center with the assistance of less than 10 staff in a basement room of the main hospital. He moved the HPL to a separate standing building on the Medical Center campus in 1980. It expanded to a 40,000 square foot facility with a staff of more than 100 and more than 2,000 patients in 20 clinical programs by 1987. It has evolved to the Holy Redeemer Health and Fitness Center.
His brilliant leadership and the programs provided by his HPL set the standard for medical screening, patient stratification, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and related comorbid clinical conditions for Philadelphia and the Tri-State region. Papers prepared by him and his staff were presented at regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Santilli developed principles that were included in important position papers and clinical practice guideline publications for cardiac rehabilitation and preventive medicine. That being said, he continued his medical practice as a gifted cardiologist. In doing so, he embodied the principles and demeanor of St. Luke, The Dear and Glorious Physician. He was a light in the forest and I will miss him greatly. May god bless and keep him. Bill Dr. William P. Marley, Ph.D., FACSM, FAACVPR, HAFL Director of Patient Care and Assistant to the Medical Director Human Performance Laboratory, 1980-1993
William Marley
February 1, 2017

DEAR MRS. SANTILLI AND FAMILY:
PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE SYMPATHY AT THE DEATH OF YOUR DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER. HE SAVED MANY LIVES INCLUDING MY PARENTS, SANTA AND NUNZIO MINISSALE, AS WELL AS MY HUSBAND NUNCIO CALI. THANKS TO DR. SANTILLI, THEY LIVED BETTER, HEALTHIER LIVES FOR MORE YEARS THAN THEY WOULD HAVE. THE DOCTOR STARTED HIS PHYSICAL THERAPY UNIT IN A SMALL ROOM MANY YEARS AGO-LOOK AT IT NOW-WHAT A LEGACY. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. RESPECTFULLY, VIOLET CALI
VIOLET CALI
February 1, 2017
Rob, so sorry for you and your family's loss. Please pass my condolences to your brothers, Carol and mother. It does not seem like 45 years have passed since the Doctor introduced us to Lorimer Park.

May he rest in peace.
John O'Neill
January 30, 2017
I'm very sorry for your loss. From my childhood I remember Dr Santilli as a kind person. We will remember him in our prayers.
Bill OReilly
January 30, 2017
Please accept our condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man. Tom was very special-- kind, loving, brilliant, and caring. He always made my family feel like part of his family, and we will miss him.

You are in our thoughts and prayers, and may God bless your family.
Janice Landino
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