Paul J. Santulli

January 28, 1944 - June 25, 2022

Obituary

Paul Santulli, 78, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend was called to his eternal resting place on June 25, 2022. He entered this world on January 28, 1944 in Seattle, Washington, born to Frigi and Mary Santulli.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his children Maria (Jeff), Paul Jr. (Michele), and grandchildren, Marco, Nick, Dante and Joey. 

Family was most important to Paul. He especially enjoyed activities that included his grandsons. For over 30 years he heard “you were my favorite teacher”.

A viewing will be held on July 6, 2022 from 1 – 4 P.M. at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park. This will be followed by mass on July 13, 2022 at 11 A.M. within St. Monica Catholic Church, concluding with a luncheon. Burial will take place at 1:30 P.M. on July 19, 2022 at Tahoma National Cemetery with the United States Air Force Honor Guard. We kindly ask that you arrive between 1 – 1:15 P.M. to ensure the vehicles are in the appropriate position for the procession.

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Brian Berg
Brian Berg
3 months ago

Oh we had fun didn’t we Paul? Santulli, Galvagno, Traverso, Di Donato, Scheule and Berg. Everyone knew what a revered teacher you were. You loved Pat, your kids and grandsons. God bless and rest well, we’ll all be there before you know it.

Sari Schneider
Sari Schneider
3 months ago

West Mercer has not been the same without him.

Evan Harrison
Evan Harrison
3 months ago

I remember Mr. Santulli with fondness. I attended West Mercer elementary, and Islander Middle School, having him as a teacher back then, in 1986-87. He was a wonderful man, one of my all time favorites. May he rest in peace.

Mary Zisette Gilbert
Mary Zisette Gilbert
3 months ago

Mary Z Gilbert

Paul Selvig
Paul Selvig
3 months ago

I was so fortunate to have Mr. S as a teacher both at West Mercer and IMS. My condolences to his family: may his memory be a blessing.

Deborah Larrabee Safley
Deborah Larrabee Safley
3 months ago

Deborah Larrabee Safley

Deborah Larrabee Safley
Deborah Larrabee Safley
3 months ago

Paul has been called home, but all his love and goodness remain w/all of us he touched.
My favorite memory is the day I had his kitchen wall taken down, I waited anxiously with Pat for him to return home.
God answered my prayers, he didn’t “kill” me. God is good all the time, we’ll try to full his “big” shoes until we meet again.
All our blessings, the Larrabee’s

Danette Glassy
Danette Glassy
3 months ago

A favorite teacher of my son, I am sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Santulli. He was a kind and quietly supportive mentor. He leaves behind a wonderful wife (thanks for the masks!), children and grandchildren. All my love to them, especially the Weiss family.

Joyce Molvik (Galvagno)
Joyce Molvik (Galvagno)
3 months ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was one of my brother’s best friends beginning in elementary school. I know my brother is very saddened by his dear friend’s passing. My heart and prayers go out to all his family.

P J & Ursula Martin
P J & Ursula Martin
3 months ago

Pat & Family: We were sad to read about Paul in the Seattle Times, so many fond memories we met at Highline J.C. in 1964 along with Dave J. & Mike S. We would ride together and laugh all the way. “A GREAT PERSON AND A GREAT FRIEND”.

Vicki, Darcy & Jeff Frantz
Vicki, Darcy & Jeff Frantz
2 months ago

Dear Patty and family,
Everyone who knew your Paul, loved and respected him dearly. Your Mom always thought of him as her third son. We send you all our love and prayers.

Nick and Marilyn Papini
Nick and Marilyn Papini
2 months ago

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Paul’s family was the first family we met (1956) when we immigrated from Italy. I was 3 years old, and his grandmother and grandfather watched me until I was old enough start first grade at St George’s. Our family will never forget the love and compassion bestowed on us. Paul’s love and compassion is quite evident in the lovely comments from his past students. Pat, your family is special, and we love you!

Sherry & Joe Holder
Sherry & Joe Holder
2 months ago

You’re going to be missed by so many friends and family members. Your contagious smile and sincere demeanor…… priceless! Love and prayers always

Rebecca Chapman
Rebecca Chapman
2 months ago

I had the pleasure of being one of Mr. Santullis students at IMS. He has been my favorite teacher ever since. He wrote me a note in 8th grade, something about how I should be proud of myself on a post it note. I still have it. My thoughts are with his family.