Joseph De Santo
Newark—Joseph De Santo, 75, died Tuesday (March 8, 2016) at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
Friends may call from 4-8 P.M. on Friday (March 11, 2016) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon. on Saturday (March 12th) at St. Michael Church, South Main Street, Newark.
Memorials, in his name, may be made to a charity of ones choice.
Mr. De Santo was born on November 4, 1940 in Buffalo, son of the late Rocco E. and Theresa Nittolo De Santo. He attended Newark High School, after high school, he spent the next six years with the US Marine Corp. While in the Marines, Joe was a boxer and served in Viet Nam. After the service, Joe spent sometime in California, surfing. For over 30 years, Joe was a project superintendent for the Pike Construction Company. He was a communicant of St. Michael Church. Joe believed in giving back to his community. He had coached Newark Little League Baseball and Vince Lombardi Foodball for many years. He molded and mentored many of the youth giving everyone a special nick name. From 2000 to 2008, Joe was the Town of Arcadia Supervisor and is currently a Councilperson on the Town Board. He had served on the Newark Board of Education for six years, until 2014 and received an award Friend of Education by the Newark School District. He also served on the Board of Directors of Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, the Wayne ARC Board, Board of Wayne CAP and the Cornell Extention Service.
Family was the most important to Joe. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Judy; three daughters Nicole (Matthew) Fry of Frederksburg, VA, Shelly (Kevin) Lund of Newark, and Jaclyn (Donnie) Mace of Long Island; seven grandchildren Tyler and Madison Fry, Evan and Tristan Allen, Kody Lund, Blake and Reagan Mace; a brother Dick De Santo of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.