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Santo Baca

November 2, 1943 ~ August 22, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

Santo Baca, 77, of Crabtree, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at home. He was born Nov. 2, 1943, in Crabtree, a son of the late Joseph and Clara Spinelli Baca Riscinto. Santo was a retired salesman known by many as the "Candy Man". Throughout the years he worked for American Candy Company and Seaman Wholesale before retiring from Frank Fratto Wholesale. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church as well as many area social clubs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Dolly" Baca; brothers, Anthony and Joseph Baca; stepfather, John Riscinto; father and mother-in-law, Albert and Agnes Malago; brothers-in-law, Sonny and Joseph Malago; and his longtime companion, Patricia Opsitnick. He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Murtha (Harry), of Greensburg, and Michelle Pignolet (Peter), of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren that he loved dearly, Kristen, Rachel and Ryan Murtha; brother, Vincent Baca; brothers-in-law, Richard and Ronald Malago; sisters-in-law, Janet Malago and Mary Baca; stepsister, Dolores Yanosko; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Santo from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Parting prayers will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the St. Bartholomew Church, Crabtree, with Father Justin Matro, OSB, celebrating. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Please be prepared to adhere to all current CDC guidelines. Santo's family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.

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Services

Viewing
Wednesday
August 25, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc.
409 W. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601

Parting Prayers
Thursday
August 26, 2021

9:15 AM
Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc.
409 W. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601

Funeral Mass
Thursday
August 26, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Bartholomew Church
2538 US-119
Crabtree, PA 15624

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