In Memory of
Roy T. Santarella
In memory of  Roy T. Santarella

April 24, 1953 - April 17, 2017

Service Information:
Prevatt Funeral Home
7709 St Rd 52
Hudson, FL 34667
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Service Date and Time:
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

Visitation Information:
Prevatt Funeral Home
7709 St Rd 52
Hudson, FL 34667
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Visitation Date and Time:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Age 63, of Hudson, Florida, passed away on April 17, 2017.
He was born in New York, New York on April 24, 1953 to Beneditto and Mary Santarella.

Roy was retired from the Health Care Systems Industry as an Executive. He and Joan moved to Florida in 2014 from Pittsburgh, PA.

He is survived by his loving wife Joan, his son Ryan Santarella and his daughter, Devin Rankin, also, two grandchildren.


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From: Bob Plaszcz
Relationship: friend

Sorry very sorry for your loss. Roy was a great boss, mentor, and most importantly a friend.
Sent on April 18, 2017


From: Bill Moskal
Relationship: colleague and friend

I worked with Roy when he was CFO at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Ohio , Iowa Health System and also at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. I served as a coach and team builder for the finance departments. Together we were able to build effective teams and achieve the results that Roy expected. Also, We were able to separate the professional work from the personal. We learned from each other. That's the way it should always work. Roy was very focused and driven to achieve his goals. He was also driven to support his team members. He would protect his team without question. He was loyal and expected loyalty. In the off-work we would occasionally take in a hockey game and maybe a good cigar or two. Roy loved life and lived life big. I am fortunate to have been able to work with him and call him a colleague and a friend. I extend my prayers to his family. May he rest peacefully.
Sent on April 20, 2017


From: Steve Strombelline
Relationship: Friend

Roy and I were best of friends for most of our high school and college days. We and our friends did so much together growing up. I have the fondest memories of playing hockey, cruising in his '66 Chrysler, eating his grandmother's eggplant parmigiana heroes, debating who was better - the '69 Cubs or Mets during that miracle season ( he went for the Cubs!) , discovering new music ( Roy had an uncanny ability to see the greatness in artists before the rest of us -- Billy Joel, Bee Gees, David Bowie, Janis Joplin and even Frank Zappa to name a few!) and celebrating our last day of graduate school at Adelphi---we both ordered a full pizza each, took them to a bar and each had a pitcher of beer and finished all 16 slices! Like so many neighborhood friends we lost touch, only seeing each other a couple of times over the years. That said, the 12 years that we spent many classes together ( from 7th grade through grad school) and our so many experiences will endure forever. His legacy now is the Santarella family---bless you all. Loving friend, Steve Strombelline
Sent on April 19, 2017


From: Helen Farrell
Relationship: Friend

Joan and family, I am deeply saddened by the news of Roy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My condolences. Helen Farrell
Sent on April 19, 2017


From: Sandy Cugliotta
Relationship: Colleague/Friend

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Roy is a friend to many and I am much better off having the opportunity to call him Friend.
Sent on April 19, 2017


From: Steven C. Schumacher
Relationship: Friend

To Joan,Ryan and Devin - Just learned of Roy's passing and was deeply saddened. He was a great friend and like a brother. We shared many great times both here in NY and after you moved out of the area. Will always regret that we lost touch over tbe years but Roy will always be fondly remembered as a giving friend who was always there whenever needed. My deepest sympathies on your loss and if there is anything I can do for you or your family please let me know! Steve Schumacher rkbmc@aol.com
Sent on April 23, 2017