Carmella Santisi 1929-2019

WESTERVILLE — Carmella Santisi, 90, formerly of Girard, and West Middlesex, Pa., passed away peacefully, on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, surrounded by family.

Born Jan. 27, 1929, to the late Sam Micklas (Salvatore Micalizzi) and Frances (Galose) Micklas, both of Girard.

Carmella was a graduate of Girard High School, class of 1945. After high school, she attended business school and worked for Republic Steel Corporation in the accounting department.

Carmella devoted her life to her husband of 64 years, Anthony A., and raised their four children, John, Sam, Mary Frances and Anthony. She was also a caregiver to both her parents and aunt, Christina Galose.

Carmella took up the game of golf in her late 50s and proudly scored her first hole-in-one at the age of 75. She had two more holes-in-one to follow for a career total of three. She was a member of Oak Tree Country Club and the Women’s Interclub team. She enjoyed sports and watching tennis, basketball, football and OSU hockey.

Carmella was a devout Catholic throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Anthony A. Santisi; and her parents, Sam and Frances Micklas.

Carmella will be missed by her four children, John Santisi (Georgia), Sam Santisi (Donna), Mary Frances Ebeling (Eric) and Anthony Santisi; and her seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends and family viewing will be held prior to the Mass at St. Rose Church in Girard 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25.

Mass will begin after viewing at noon.

Carmella will be laid to rest at Girard Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Milks; the staff at Personal MD of New Albany, Ohio; her caregivers, Kendra and Mikayla Parks; the staff of The Grand in Dublin, Ohio; and Dr. Howard Slemons of Hubbard, Ohio, all for their exemplary care.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made, in Carmella’s memory, to The Oblate Sisters, 50 Warner Road SE., Hubbard, Ohio 44425.

Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.

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