James S. Santy


DARIEN – James “Jim” S. Santy, age 69, of Darien passed away after a courageous 6 year battle with cancer on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Butler, PA on August 13, 1945 to Stewart and Irma (Koch) Santy. Jim graduated from Premontre High School in Green Bay in 1963. He then received a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Norbert College and a Master’s Degree in School Psychology from UW-Whitewater. Jim worked in the Delavan-Darien School District from 1971-2001. He married Linda Clark on May 26, 1973. Jim and Linda were very active in the AFS Program during the 1990’s and hosted three students. Jim enjoyed traveling, coaching, and the Packers. He was extremely active in volunteer work with such organizations as the United Way of Walworth County, Borg Foundation, DDHS Scholarship Foundation, St. Andrew’s Finance Committee, and the Optimist Club.

Jim is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda; three children, Kari (Sam) Ruder, of Cocoa, FL, Kim (Justin) Lewis, of McFarland, WI, and Scott Santy, of Las Vegas, NV; and three grandchildren, Zoey, Charlie, and Rory Lewis. Jim is preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 115 S. 7th Street with Fr. Angel Anaya officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4-7 P.M. on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Monroe Funeral Home and from 2:00 P.M. until the time of service on Sunday at the church. Memorials can be directed to the DDHS Scholarship Foundation, Borg Foundation, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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