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Rudy A. Santos

July 25, 1946 — June 8, 2020

Rudy A Santos age 73, of Defiance, died Monday night, June 8, 2020 at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

His Legacy… Rudy was born July 25, 1946 to Jose M. and Eva (Lazano) Santos, Jr. in Poteet, TX.  He graduated from Holgate High School.  He enlisted with the Marine Corps during Vietnam. Rudy was employed with General Motors, Defiance as an electrician. He retired after 30 years. He was a member of the UAW, AMVETS and VFW all of Defiance.

He is survived by his children: Stephen Santos, Defiance, Peter Santos, Wauseon and Angie Santos; 5 grandchildren: a brother, Jerry Santos, Defiance and a sister, Laura (Jessie) Bentancur, Saginaw, MI.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Parker Santos and a sister Bertha (Joe) Belmares.

His Farewell Services… Visitation is Monday, June 15, 2020 from 12-2:00 pm in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, Holgate.  Due to health concerns; a mask is required, social distancing is encouraged and the number of visitors will be regulated at any given time for admittance into the funeral home.  The funeral service will be private that same day with Father Nick Cunningham officiating.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services

114 Williams Street, Holgate, OH 43527

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