Richard Eugene Santini, 66, was born in Yuma, AZ on February 7, 1952. He was beside his family, hand-in-hand when he was called to heaven on Christmas day December 25, 2018. Richard was a loving husband, caring father, proud Tata, loved brother, uncle, son and friend. He is remembered for his welcomed sense of humor, contagious laugh and love for his family near and far. Richard was also known for his hard work ethic, leadership and steadfast moral compass. Richard lived in the Flagstaff area for the past 40 years and dedicated his life to his family. For the past 21 years Richard worked as a logistics manager at Essity and assisted in management of the family business, Bedrock City, for 15 years prior. Richard was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country in his early years.
He was a man of many trades with skills, talents and passions of both professional and personal recognitions and accolades. Richard was a mentor and guiding light for both family and friends, he made a lasting and positive impression in every life he touched. He had a heart of gold that he shared freely.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years Susan Santini, sons John Santini and David Santini, daughter Vanessa Mauro, son-in-law Michael Mauro and mother-in-law Linda Speckels. Richard was blessed with 3 grandsons Angelo Mauro, Jayden Santini and Kylen Santini, who brought him so much joy and happiness. He is also survived by his brother Ernie Santini, sisters Olga Salomon and Alice Santini, brother in-law Petie Salomon and sisters in-law Tana Glasscock, Holly Hulen and Gina Speckels. He has many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family that celebrate his life. He is preceded in passing by his parents Frank Santini and Pearl Santini, and brothers Charlie Santini, Augie Santini and Johnny Santini.
Funeral services held at Harvest Christian Fellowship on December 31st, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society. Memories and condolences can be shared with family directly or on the online guestbook at www.norvelowensmortuary.com