John Phillip Santimarino, Jr., “Bruno”, 55, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
Bruno was born October 14, 1966, a son of Bonnie (Broadhurst) Sanitmarino of St. Clairsville, OH and the late John Phillip Santimarino. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School; a foreman for Kalkreuth Roofing; and a member of the Roofers Local 188, Wheeling.
Bruno was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He played on John Marshall’s 1985 Baseball State Championship Team and in his later years, played on several local recreational softball teams. In addition, he loved bowling and playing golf and billiards. He could be found sharpening his bowling skills at the St. Clair Lanes and the Rose Bowl, Wheeling. He was also a member of the Elm Grove Eagles; the Warwood Vets; and the Wheeling Golf League. He liked to be known as the “K.I. Double D”.
In addition to his father, Bruno was preceded in death by a brother, David John Santimarino; paternal grandmother, Anna Barbush; mother-in-law, Mary Comer; and sister-in-law, Cindy Goddard. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 32 years, Tanna R. (Comer) Santimarino; three children, Cheryl Santimarino (Robert King), Kayla Santimarino (Brad Crawford) and John Phillip “BB” Santimarino IV, all of Wheeling; grandchildren, Emma, Caileigh and Harper King; sisters, Cheryl (Danny) Moore of Wheeling, Debbie (Ray) Hughes of Bellaire, OH and Marianne (Nick) Kadylak of St. Clairsville; father-in-law, Bob Comer of Wheeling; brothers-in-law, Billy Swanson of Alabama, and Kevin Witkoski and Robbie (Shannon) Comer of Wheeling; sisters-in-law, Kathy Michelucci of Wheeling, Nancy Taylor of Florida and Mary “Bink” Lufft of Wheeling; nephews, Chris, Allen and Eric Kaplan, Hayden, Bradley and Kyle Comer, Dannie Ruza and Jimmy Michelucci; and several additional nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 12-3 and 5-8 pm, Sunday, November 7th, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Friends will then be received at the funeral home from Noon until time of service at 5 pm, Monday, November 8th. Following the service, in accordance with his wishes, Bruno will be cremated.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to charity of the donor’s choice.