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Jose Ignacio Santamaria Samartin

May 2, 1949 ~ January 23, 2021 (age 71)

Obituary

José Ignacio Santamaría Samartín of Reynoldsburg, resided and passed away at home in Reynoldsburg, OH, on January 23, 2021, surrounded by his wife of 26 years, family members, and lots of love.

José was born on May 2nd, 1949 in Mexico City, Mexico, and was preceded in death by his parents, Marcos Santamaría and Beatriz Samartín brothers, Marco Santamaría Samartín and Augustine Santamaría Samartín; sisters, Anita Santamaría Samartín and Aurora Santamaría Samartín; sister-in-law Tonja Suggs Milton, and brothers-in-law, David Milton and David Early.

José married his wife, Toi Lynn Suggs, also of Reynoldsburg, who he lovingly was married to for over 26 years. José met Toi while they were both working in the Management Information Systems (MIS) division of Lane Bryant, where he was a Senior Programmer Analyst, in 1991, and they later married in 1994.

The story of how they became a family of 12 is an interesting one. José opted to adopt Toi’s six kids from a previous marriage, adding to his three kid from his previous marriage, and together they welcomed a son, Marcos Ignacio Santamaría, rounding out the number for a family tribe of 12 including the two of them. One large blended family of Santamaría’s!

José is known for his way of making folks laugh as he was very humorous and always cracking jokes and smiling. He loved and adored cats, as evidenced by his large collection of cat figurines bought from all over the world by himself as well as friends and family. Other than the nickname “Nacho”, was “Gato”, which means “Cat” in Spanish. “Papi Gato”, or “Cat Daddy” is another popular nickname he’s gone by.

José was a thoughtful, caring, and giving man. He gave and gave often to a host of charities, including the following: St. Jude’s Hospital, Father Flanagan’s Boys Home, St. Joseph’s Indian School, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. His heart was so big, he not only helped anyone in the family that needed it, including coming to the rescue for the many car emergencies, but he also gave lovingly and without judgement to many panhandlers on the street.

José is survived by his loving wife, Toi Lynn Suggs Santamaría; Father-in-Law, Roosevelt Suggs Sr; sons, Donovan (Aubrey) Santamaría, Kcasey Santamaría, Christopher Santamaría, Klayton (Arianna) Santamaría, TreKeith Santamaría, and Marcos [Sade McLean] Ignacio Santamaría; daughters, Linna (Tom) Jordan, Montserrat “Anita” (Spencer) Cohen, Tianna Santamaría, and Tonja (Timothy) Lowe; grandchildren, Xavier, Jordan, Olivia, Timothy Jr, Kayleigh, Augustine, Anthony, Aubrey, Kayden, Kamille, Allegra, Elisa, Ta’Myra, Noah, Zissa, Sa’Riah, Harmoni, Aliyah-Lynn, Alaysia, Klay Jr. He is also survived by his brother, Manuel Santamaría; sisters, Maria Eugenia Santamaría Samartín, and Luz Maria de los Dolores Santamaría Samartín; brothers-in-law, Roosevelt (Willy) Suggs Jr, and Gary Suggs; sisters-in-law, Marche (Michael) Vendel, Tamara Early, and Patricia (Jeffrey) Smith; former sisters-in-law, Traci Siefke and Danelle Schrickel-Knitter; Nieces and Nephews, Aldo, Marco, Eric, Alfredo, Gustavo, Marcos, Michael, Timothy, Jason, David Jr, Jett, Michael, Alma, Blanca, Ashley, Tiera, Justine, Kailah(Ju Sisouvong), Audrey, and Derik Nathan; cousins, aunts, uncles, friends; also, Chris, Mark, Ashley, Melissa, Tristian and Gyasi; Special Aunt Delores Hogan Johnson; Special Friend and Neighbor, Alex Salas; and Honorary Family, John and Teresa Dillard Sr.

​Jose's family will receive friends 1-1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Cotner Funeral Home 7369 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg where his memorial service will follow at 1:30 p.m.

 

José Ignacio Santamaría Samartín of Reynoldsburg,residió y falleció en su casa en Reynoldsburg, OH, el 23 de enero de 2021, rodeado de su esposa durante 26 años, miembros de su familia y mucho amor.

José, nació el 2 de mayo de 1949 en la Ciudad de México, México, y fue precedido en la muerte por sus padres; Marcos Santamaría and Beatriz Samartín hermanos, Marco Santamaría Samartín y Augustine Santamaría Samartín; Sherman as, Anita Santamaría Samartín y Aurora Santamaría Samartín; cuñada, Tonja Suggs Milton, y cuñados, David Milton y David Early.

José se casó con su esposa, Toi Lynn Suggs, también de Reynoldsburg, con quien estuvo casado amorosamente por más de 26 años. José conoció a Toi mientras ambos trabajaban en la división de Sistemas de Información de Gestión (MIS) de Lane Bryant, donde él era Analista Programador Senior, en 1991, y luego se casaron en 1994.

La historia de cómo se convirtieron en una familia de 12 es interesante. José optó por adoptar a los seis hijos de Toi de un matrimonio anterior, sumándose a los tres de su matrimonio anterior, y juntos dieron la bienvenida a un hijo, Marcos Ignacio Santamaría, completando el número de una tribu familiar de 12, incluidos los dos. ¡Una gran familia mixta de Santamaría!

José es conocido por su forma de hacer reír a la gente, ya que era muy gracioso y siempre hacía bromas y sonreía. Amaba y adoraba a los gatos, como lo demuestra su gran colección de figurillas de gatos compradas en todo el mundo por él mismo, así como por amigos y familiares. Aparte del apodo de "Nacho", era "Gato", que significa "Gato" en español. "Papi Gato" o "Cat Daddy" es otro apodo popular por el que ha pasado.

José era un hombre considerado, cariñoso y generoso. Dio y donó a menudo a una gran cantidad de organizaciones benéficas, incluidas las siguientes: St. Jude's Hospital, Father Flanagan's Boys Home, St. Joseph's Indian School y Nationwide Children's Hospital. Su corazón era tan grande que no solo ayudó a todos los miembros de la familia que lo necesitaban, incluso acudiendo al rescate por las muchas emergencias automovilísticas, sino que también se entregó con amor y sin juzgar a muchos. mendigos en la calle.

José le sobreviven su amada esposa, Toi Lynn Suggs Santamaría; Suegro, Roosevelt Suggs Sr; hijos, Donovan (Aubrey) Santamaría, Kcasey Santamaría, Christopher Santamaría, Klayton (Arianna) Santamaría, TreKeith Santamaría, y Marcos [Sade McLean] Ignacio Santamaría; hijas , Linna (Tom) Jordan, Montserrat “Anita” (Spencer) Cohen, Tianna Santamaría, y Tonja (Timothy) Lowe; nietos, Xavier, Jordan, Olivia, Timothy Jr, Kayleigh, Augustine, Anthony, Aubrey, Kayden, Kamille, Allegra, Elisa, Ta’Myra, Noah, Zissa, Sa’Riah, Harmoni, Aliyah-Lynn, Alaysia, Klay Jr.

también le sobrevive su hermano, Manuel Santamaría; hermanas, Maria Eugenia Santamaría Samartín, y Luz Maria de los Dolores Santamaría Samartín; hermanos, Roosevelt (Willy) Suggs Jr, y Gary Suggs; cuñadas, , Marche (Michael) Vendel, Tamara Early, y Patricia (Jeffrey) Smith; ex cuñadas, Traci Siefke y Danelle Schrickel-Knitter; sobrinas y sobrinos, Aldo, Marco, Eric, Alfredo, Gustavo, Marcos, Michael, Timothy, Jason, David Jr, Jett, Michael, Alma, Blanca, Ashley, Tiera, Justine, Kailah(Ju Sisouvong), Audrey, and Derik Nathan; primos, tías, tíos, amigos; además, Chris, Mark, Ashley, Melissa, Tristian y Gyasi; tia especial Delores Hogan Johnson; Vecino y amigo especial, Alex Salas; y Familia Honoraria, John y Teresa Dillard Sr.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 30, 2021

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cotner Funeral Home
7369 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 30, 2021

1:30 PM
Cotner Funeral Home
7369 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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