The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

February 10, 2014

Nicholas A. Santoyo

COVER HILL — SANTOYO – Nicholas A., 73, Cover Hill, died Feb. 7, 2014,  in Pittsburgh. Born May 29, 1940, in Johnstown, son of Jesus and Maria (Santana) Santoyo. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alex; and brother-in-law, Joseph Burgo. Survived by loving wife of 48 years, Cesa; daughter, Maria (Mary Margaret) Santoyo, Maryland; Nick, married to Jessica (Walker); sisters, Bridget McClaren; Sara Burgo; Rita, married to Charles Knoll; Maria, married to Alvin Hritz; Lupe Santoyo; and Rebecca Santoyo; brothers, Jesus, married to Rebecca (Lawn); and Joseph Ojeda; sister-in-law, Deborah Rock; grandchildren, Robert, Elisia, Alex, Kaitlyn, Margarita, Noah, Amber and Stone; great-granddaughter, Ava; and loving brothers- and sisters-in-law in Spain and nieces, nephews and cousins. He graduated from Franklin High School. He was stationed in Spain during the Vietnam Era in the U.S. Air Force. That is where he met Cesa and  were married in Spain. He was employed by U.S. Steel, Johnstown, for 18 years, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He also helped his wife operate Santoyo’s Mexican Food. Nick was a gentle, kind, loving husband, father and  grandfather. He loved to dance, whistle, sing and play his harmonica. He was a longtime member and sang with the choir at St. Gregory Catholic Church. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., where Knights of Columbus Council will recite rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gregory Catholic Church, Father Robert L. Rustin. Interment, Oak Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.

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