John P. Santimarino, Jr.

October 14, 1966 - November 3, 2021

10/14/1966 - 11/03/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday November 07, 2021
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Sunday November 07, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Monday November 08, 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Service
Monday November 08, 2021
5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

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.

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Denise Holstine Walters-Bolin
9 months ago

I am at a loss for words. I’m embarrassed and ashamed to say I am just hearing of John’s passing. I have nothing but good memories of him throughout our school years. John was all smiles, fun, jokes, and mischief. Prayers to family.

John Edgar
10 months ago

I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Jeannie Ernest
10 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about John. He was such a great guy. My thoughts are with you Cheryl and Tanna and your whole family.
Jeannie Cupp Ernest

Missi (Minor) Morrison
10 months ago

I went to school with John from Sherrard all the way until we graduated from JM in 85. Tana and family I am deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers and Angels for you and your family.

Becky Rice
10 months ago

Cheryl & family, so very sorry to hear this about your dad!

Patty Dean
10 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers..

Ann Morgan
11 months ago

To Tanna, Cheryl, Kayla and BB…..my heart is absolutely breaking for you all. This tragedy has stolen such a wonderful and important person from your lives. Just reading the obituary and learning so many wonderful things about John that I did not know made my heart ache even more. Your family has always been very special to me! I did not get a chance to teach BB, but Cheryl and Kayla were always two of my favorite students. Tanna, you were a Godsend for my Mom at GSNH. I can not begin to be able to express my sympathy. I currently live in the DC area or I would be there tomorrow to express my sympathy in person. I will be with you in spirit and I will be holding your broken hearts in my prayers forever. Love you all, Ann Morgan

Brad Nuzum
11 months ago

I was a golfing buddy and fellow Elm Grove Eagles member with Bruno. He always had a smile and kind words to say to everybody. The world lost a special person. He will be missed by all. Rest in Peace my friend…

Dennis R Albaugh
11 months ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of “Bruno”. Denny Albaugh

Diana Walton
11 months ago

I am at a loss for words! This has hit me like a ton of bricks. I have known Bruno since I was 5 yrs old went to school all the way to high school. Then he fell in love with my Cousin Tanna Comer and has been in my family for the past 35 years! After they had 3 wonderful children and an average life of happiness! They got joy of grandparents from Cheyl. There was so much life left to live. Please lay your healing hands on this family and wrap your arms around them and comfort them in this time of grief . Bruno was a great man. Father.husband,friend, person, human. You will be missed my friend! God Rest your Soul.!