Richard John Santora, age 72, of Winder, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012. He was the superintendent of Residential and Commercial Construction for over 40 years. Richard was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Winder. He served in the Vietnam War. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather and he could light up a room with his great sense of humor. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Adeline Spinelli Santora; and his brother, Donald Santora. He is survived by his wife, Carole P. Santora; two daughters, Michelle Santora (fiancé- Michael Guinn) of Winder and Melissa (Mike) Shrout of Canton, GA; two brothers, Robert Santora of Hammond, LA and Jerry Santora of San Jacinto, CA; and one grandson, Tristan Santora. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Father Gilbert Exumé officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
). Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.