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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Donald “Donnie” J. Santos

04/27/1978 — 05/26/2022

A close-up photo of Donald Donnie J. Santos posing for the camera

Donald “Donnie” J. Santos, age 44 of Mentor, passed away very peacefully May 26th, 2022 at TriPoint Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. He was born April 27th, 1978 in Mayfield Hts.

Donnie was the head of the Mobile Native Platform at Progressive Insurance where he worked for the past 17 years.

Donnie was a graduate of Mentor High School, received his bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University and achieved his master’s degree in computer science from Case Western Reserve.

Donnie was the loving son of Donald A. and Marsha A. Santos; blessed brother of Alana Santos and Michael Santos; his beloved pet ferret: Loki; dearest nephew of Otto (Angela) Santos and the late Frank Troyan and Gail Strnad; cousin and friend of many.

The Santos family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 29850 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe (Please meet at the church). Burial at Mentor Cemetery.

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11 Replies to “Donald “Donnie” J. Santos”

  1. Father Greg Schaut May 30, 2022 at 11:29 am

    Dear friends,
    It was an honor celebrating the Sacraments with Donnie at TriPoint Medical Center. He had a great love for you, his family, and for the Lord. Donnie and yourselves are being remembered in my Masses this week. You continue to be in my daily prayers too. God’s peace and comfort be with you all.


    1. Don & Marsha Santos December 12, 2023 at 6:21 am

      Dear Father Greg, being present & praying with you as you gave our beloved son Donnie his last rites, was one of the most beautiful memories of our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the joy you brought us with your wonderful personality & prayers. You are truly a very special person. We wish you every blessing now and always. Love and prayers, Don and Marsha Santos


  2. Don and Marsha
    Was sorry to learn of the death of your son
    thoughts and prayers coming your way
    I just want you to know I take great comfort in reading through the book Marsha authored and you gave to Dr. Cochran on his retirement


    1. Don & Marsha Santos December 12, 2023 at 6:34 am

      Dear Myra, thank you so very much for your sweet condolences. We’re so sorry for this late reply But didn’t realize we were able to. Tried to contact you but were not able to. Thank you so much for the compliment on my book. i’m so glad it was a consolation to you. Much love, Marsha and Don Santos


  3. Carl and Sari Vasch May 30, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Dear Marsha, Don, Alana and Michael:
    We were shocked and heartbroken to learn of Donnie’s passing. Donnie was such a wonderful person, so extremely gifted, kind, sensitive, and the type of son you could be so proud of. Our hearts go out to all of you at this terribly sad time,
    and know that you are in our thoughts and prayer, as is Donnie.


    1. Don & Marsha Santos December 12, 2023 at 6:43 am

      Dearest Carl and Sari, what an absolutely BEAUTIFUL tribute to Donnie. We love you dearly. What a phenomenal friend Chris has always been to Donnie & such a special blessing. May God shower upon your entire family everything beautiful and special. God bless you continually. All our love, Don, Marsha & family.


  4. Maury A. Haymore May 31, 2022 at 2:29 am

    I had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Donnie for a number of years. He was so very intelligent, had a quick wit and was always willing to help. Great guy in so many ways. Rest in Peace, Donnie.


  5. Darlene Fulton July 29, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Donnie and my son, Shawn, were good friends from the beginning. They loved being together. My heart is broken , I loved Donnie so much and he was such a good guy!! So smart, so sweet, so nice to everyone, my heart is broken to see such a young life end. I love you Donnie, you are in my heart forever.


  6. Dearest Beloved Son Donnie, today marks the one-year anniversary of your sudden & peaceful death in passing into paradise. Thank you for making your presence powerfully known and felt from morning till night on a daily basis. We love you with all our hearts and thank you for all you did for us on earth. God bless you infinitely! All our love , Mom, Dad, Alana, Michael & your sweet baby Loki.


  7. Mom, Dad, Alana, Michael & baby Loki May 27, 2023 at 2:17 am

    Dearest Beloved Son Donnie, today marks the one-year anniversary of your peaceful passing into paradise. Still feel your presence constantly. Thank you for being with us. All our love, Mom, Dad, Alana, Michael, and baby Loki.


  8. Cousins, Diane and Kirk December 30, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    Dear Marsha, Don, Alana and Michael: We are very, very sorry to have just now learned of the passing into paradise of your your beautiful and loving Donnie. Please accept our most sincere condolences. May God grant each of you comfort and peace. Donnie is now in God’s loving hands. Much love, Cousins Diane and Kirk


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