In Memory of



Obituary for Leopoldo Santiago

LEOPOLDO SANTIAGO, age 57, US Army Veteran, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2021. Devoted husband to Wanda “Lilly” (nee Velazquez). Loving father to Leopoldo “June” Santiago and his wife, Marilyn; Yesenia Santiago-Rivera and her husband, Michael; Xavier Santiago; and Amanda Lee Garcia and her husband, Nardo. Beloved grandfather to Leemari, Aaliyah, Leo Jr., Vianni, Aiden, Kayden, Zoe and Lea. Loving brother to Marieluz Fuentes.

One or the other must leave, one or the other must stay,
one or the other must grieve, that is forever the way.
That is the vow that was sworn, faithful ‘till death do us part’.
Braving what has to be borne, widening the ache in the heart.
One or the other, how so ever adored, first must be summoned away.
That is the will of the Lord; one or the other must stay.

Leopoldo, known to friends and family as “Lee” or “Leo” leaves a legacy of love and integrity with his family and to those who knew him. He has left behind wonderful memories of a loving husband, grandfather, and father. We are grateful for each and every day that we were able to see his glowing smile, his silly jokes and all the laughs shared.

Compassionate, spiritual, humble, honest to a fault, jokester; these are only a few words that describe Lee. His vibrant personality, spontaneity and irreplaceable laugh could liven up any occasion.

Above all, he was devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren and loved his extended family and friends with unconditional love.

We will miss him more than words can express. We love you. Be at peace.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 9:00AM until 11:00AM at Louis A. DiGiacomo Funeral Home, Inc., 1055 Southampton Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116, immediately followed by services 11:00AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Philadelphia.

NOTE: Anyone invited to attend Leopoldo’s services is asked to wear a mask, properly practice social distancing; and refrain from physical contact. No photography or videography are permitted in the funeral home.

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