Newark Unified Administrator Danny L. Santellano Dies At 56

Santellano has been a Newark Unified employee since 1976.

Newark Unified School District Custodial Supervisor Danny L. Santellano died March 1, district officials confirmed Tuesday. He was 56.

Santellano has been an employee of the since September 1976, when he joined the district as a custodian, said Superintendent Dave Marken. In March 1981, he was appointed as the district’s custodial supervisor.

He worked at Newark Memorial High,  High and Muller, and elementary schools.

“He will be deeply missed,” Marken said.

District officials had no information about planned funeral and memorial services for Santellano.

On Feb. 22, Marken announced that Santellano was on life support stemming from a medical condition that began the Friday prior when Santellano choked and collapsed at a Fremont restaurant.

According to Fremont Chapel of the Roses, Santellano is survived by his brother Raymond  L. Santellano, and his wife, Lucy, of Fremont, two sisters, another brother and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Remegio Santellano and Helen Santellano, and his younger brother Joe Santellano.

Family members are currently working on organizing memorial services.

Maria Santellano March 15, 2012 at 01:21 AM
FYI ..... The Santellano family is NOT taking any type of donations for his cremation or viewing, in fact there will be no viewing. All we ask is to keep him forever in your hearts. There will be a memorial service for him at the end of this month. We will post further details soon. God Bless You All.
James March 15, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Awesome! Straight to Business, just the way I like it. When I pass (Or am Murdered, which ever comes first) I have it setup so that I too will be Cremated and stuffed into the Ultimate Illegal Firework of all time. It will be blast off into the Sky with a nice big Boom and allow my Ashes to engulf a wide patch of Sky. Lets be real here, any number of Locals wouldn't hesitate to desecrate my Burial or Urinate on my Stone. LOL. Always gotta think further ahead of everyone else!
Nika Megino (Editor) March 15, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Thank you. We'll make the edit.
Maria March 16, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Danny will be greatly missed by his family and friends that loved him dearly. He will always be in our hearts as a great friend, brother, uncle that touched us all in so many different ways. On behalf of NJHS staff we greatly miss you.
Audrey March 16, 2012 at 10:36 AM
DANNY IS GREATLY MISSED! So is the the Celebration of life on or off at this time??
Maria March 16, 2012 at 08:01 PM
It will be on. Sometime at the end of this month.
Nika Megino (Editor) March 16, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Thanks Maria. If there is a public service, please feel free to contact us or post it in our announcements section. www.newark.patch.com/search/announcements.
Debbie March 20, 2012 at 05:42 AM
Maria, I'm so sorry to hear of Danny's passing. Would you please tell me where he is interned? I would like to pay my respects.
Cherie March 22, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Uncle Danny I will miss you and I know you are in a happy place now you are with Grandma & Grandpa and Uncle Joey


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