Thomas G. Santo, died Sunday, April 11, 2021. He was born March 2, 1958. He was the son of the Ralph and Teresa Fitzgerald Santo. Tom was a 1976 graduate of Sheffield High School. He was the manager of the Jock Shop of Warren for 10 years. He was also employed with the Warren County School District as Athletic Director and a Coach for 17 years. Tom was currently working as an Athletic Team Specialist for DeMans Team Sports and a sports analyst for Lilly Broadcasting. Tom was a former member for the District 10 Athletic Directors Associate and a member of their Executive Board. He was also a former member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association and a member of their Executive Committee.
Tom was a 30 plus year PIAA Football Official. He and his crewmates officiated over 900 games in that span. He was fortunate to have worked over 100 playoff games and 3 State Championships games. Tom worked at 54 different venues and officiated 112 different teams. He also officiated 23 different players who played in the NFL. His biggest thrill was being able to officiate practices for his beloved Penn State Nittany Lions.
Tom was passionate about Penn State Football and Men’s and Women’s basketball. He was a 38-year season ticket holder for football and attended many basketball games. He was also a fan of the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Pirates. Tom was a proud member of the Penn State Nittany Lion Club.
He is survived by his wife, Molly whom he married on June 16, 1990, 3 Children – Stefanie of Pittsburgh, PA., Andrew (Marissa) Mt. Laurel, N.J., Kari of York, PA., his sister, Mary Beth (Wayne) Anderson of Russell, PA., In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by many cousins.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8::00 P.M. where CDC guidelines of masks and social distancing will be observed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Saybrook, PA., with Fr. Stephen Schreiber, Pastor, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Sheffield Sports Booster, P.O. Box 183, Sheffield, PA., 16347-0183 or Warren Sports Booster, P.O. Box 304 Warren, PA., 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com