Jorge M. Santos
A funeral service celebrating the life of Jorge M. Santos, 59, of Buckeye Lake, will be held Friday, July 17, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery.
Jorge died early Wednesday morning at home, surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness. He was born in the Azores, Portugal, on September 19, 1949, the son of the late Carlos Santos and Maria Miai Santos, who survives in Canada.
He was a veteran of the Navy in Portugal, and had been employed for many years with Store- N-Haul of Van Wert, Ohio. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an accomplished hammer dulcimer player.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Pam, of Buckeye Lake; his children, Corry Santos and Kerri Santos Helman, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; his 14 sisters and brothers; and his stepchildren, Bobbi Jones, of Springfield, Stephanie (Matt) Sims and Christopher Dennis; grandsons, Logan and Dylan Sims; and mother-inlaw, Joan Jones, all of Buckeye Lake.
His family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 285 E. Main St. in Kirkersville, where an on-line video tribute and guest register are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral. com.
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions be made directly to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.