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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Donald A. Santos

2/18/1936 - 4/28/2024

Donald A. Santos, age 88 of Mentor, peacefully passed away April 28th, 2024 at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland. He was born February 18th, 1936 in Mayfield Hts. to the late Otto and Catherine Santos.

Don worked in the IT department at Eaton Corporation and retired after 30 years of service. After retirement, he became a professor at Tri-C and Lakeland Community College for over 20 years.

Don was a U.S. Army Reserve Veteran. Don received his bachelor’s degree from John Caroll University where he was in the ROTC program. He went on to receive his master’s degree at Case Western Reserve.

Don was the loving husband for 53 years to Marsha A. Santos; beloved father of Alana Santos, Michael Santos and the late Donald “Donnie” J. Santos; beloved pet ferret Loki; dearest brother of Otto (Angela) Santos; brother-in-law of the late Frank Troyan and Gail Strnad; uncle to many nieces and nephews.

The Santos family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. Funeral Service at 11:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Mentor Cemetery.

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  1. Samantha Couch May 1, 2024 at 5:40 pm


    Although we didn’t meet until late in your life, I always thought of you as a father-like figure, moreso than my actual father. You helped me learn how to drive, how to use your father’s hammer that I still carry with me to this day, and imparted unto me many entertaining stories about your life in Little Italy. I’ll never forget you and may you be at peace 🕊️


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