James Anthony Santoro, 62

James Anthony Santoro, 62, of Roann, passed away at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at his home in Roann.  He was born on Feb. 26, 1959, in Evergreen Park, Ill., to James Anthony Santoro and Mary Ann (Barker) Lee.

James worked as a manager at Walmart. Family was first in James' life, he also enjoyed RC cars, guitars, mobster movies, the Beatles, fishing, video games, and wrestling. 

He is survived by his loving partner, April Housman of Roann; five children, James Anthony (Aundrea) Santoro Jr. of Crawfordsville, Sabrina (Kenneth) Hopman of Galveston, Tyler (Elizabeth) Dunlap of Fort Wayne, Grayson Hebein, and Gino Housman, both of Roann; nine grandchildren, Jayde Santoro, Jacob Santoro, Isabelle Santoro, Aidyn Ellingwood, Markus Hopman, Ryan Hopman, Sandra Hopman, Alex Dunlap, and Theodore Dunlap; brothers and sisters, Anthony James (Marshelle) Santoro of New Lenox, Ill., Mary Ellen McMahon of Wabash, Ronald James (Terri) Santoro of Orland Park, Ill., Ricky Santoro of Chicago, Ill., and Tanya (Paul) Panush of Plymouth, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Samantha Hebein; brother, Billy Lee; and his sister, Samantha Lee.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Roann, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann.  Friends may call from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is to the family for expenses.

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Posted on 2021 Jun 10