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Catherine Sue Santi

December 25, 1956 ~ April 10, 2018 (age 61)

Catherine Sue Santi, 61, Sandusky, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Admiral’s  Pointe Nursing Home, Huron.

She was born on December 25, 1956 in Sandusky, and was a 1975 graduate of Sandusky High School.

Cathy loved playing piano as well as guitar, and was a gifted and talented composer, having amassed a beautiful collection of songs she wrote over the years.  She also loved art, drawing, and had other creative outlets.  Cathy authored her own book, loved to travel and visited the Jackson Street Pier regularly. Among these hobbies and other interests, Cathy was also a lover of animals, nature, good times, good food, and dedicated to drinking coffee all day.  Her energetic free spirit, sense of humor, and laughter, will be greatly missed by those who love her.

She is survived by her best friend and soul mate, Forrest Shade, to whom she was with for 24 years; father, Vincent Santi, Sandusky; children, Christine Cruse, Milan, Julie Cruse, Seattle, WA, Thomas (Melodie) Cruse, Huron, Lisa Shade, and Stacey Shade, both of Sandusky; eight grandchildren; and brothers, Mike Santi, Berlin Heights, John (Rosalba) Santi, Savannah, GA, and Mark Santi, Sandusky.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Delores (Davidson) Santi.

Friends may call on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 4:30 P.M. until time of funeral services at 6:30 P.M. in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Memorial contributions may be made in Catherine’s name to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.  Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting




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