Jos Ramon Santiago
Jos Ramon Santiago
  • May 12, 1965 - January 2, 2018
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Jos "Joe" Ramon Santiago, 52, died at home on January 2 in Raleigh, NC.

Joe is survived by his wife Carrie and his four legged babies Titan, Skye, and Molly. His loving mother Josefina (Robert) Carpenter of Raleigh, father Jos Maria (Janet) Santiago of Midlothian, VA, brother Javier (Susan) of Youngsville, sister Josefina (Greg) Hobbs of Austin, TX, half-sister Kellee (Michael Stein) Santiago of San Francisco, CA, half-brother Sean (Lisa Bay) Santiago of Los Angeles, CA, step sister Krista (David) Thomson of Devol, OK, and step brother Mark Jones of Amelia, VA. Nieces and Nephews: Javier, Carlos, Gabriela, Christopher, Jacob, Calvin, Wyatt, Sophia, River, Makayla, Jessica, Ryan.

Joe grabbed life by the horns and fought against mediocrity, he lived his life far surpassing what others only dared to secretly dream, if it was worth doing it was worth doing in excess. Joe spent his professional career as a software developer and enjoyed working for himself on the projects closest to his heart. Joe was a was an avid investor, licensed pilot and flight instructor, real estate agent, competitive powerlifter, scuba diver, skydiver, golfer, and loved his football teams (Miami Hurricanes, NC State Wolfpack, South Carolina Gamecocks, and the Carolina Panthers). Joe lived his life on his terms and needed approval from no one. He had a larger than life personality and a gigantic heart.

A celebration of Joe's life and funeral mass will take place at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church at 520 W. Holding Street, Wake Forest, NC. Visitation with family will follow at the church, Joe's ashes will be interred at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in Joe's name to your favorite animal rescue group, or any of his (SPCA of Wake County, Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, Peak Lab Rescue, For the Love of Dogs).