Sandra (Reid) Santos Obituary – Akron Beacon Journal

Sandra (Reid) Santos, 81, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 27, 2022, with her family by her side and with the accents of Frank Sinatra’s “That’s All” to ease her way.

Sandy was born July 9, 1940 to William D. and Betty (Camp) Reid in Akron and has been a resident of Cuyahoga Falls since 1973. Sandy was a graduate of the Akron General School of Nursing and was a dental assistant for Stow Dental Group.

Sandy was born into the Reid Funeral Homes family, became a licensed funeral director in 1976, and together with her husband Frank took over ownership of McGowan-Reid and Santos Funeral Home in Cuyahoga Falls. She was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. She was an active member and secretary of the Summit County Funeral Directors Association and felt strongly about the importance of professionals working together for the benefit of the people they served. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Silver Lake Country Club, competing in several of their leagues. She was a scratch bowler. She also enjoyed gardening at the funeral home and in her own home. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Above all, family was the most important part of Sandy’s life. Besides her parents, Sandy was predeceased by her husband Frank; son Scott; grandson Frank Richard ‘Rick’ Santos II and brother Jeff Reid. She is survived by her children Kevin (Roianne) Santos and children Mandi (Cliff) Cutchins, Samantha (Caitlin), Stephanie (Matt), & Sandra (Reese), Kaitlin and Jamie; and Sheri (Mark) Fleishour and children Nicole (Rick) Bennett, Blace (Bridgett), Shane, Michael (Samantha) and Stephanie Weaver; his daughter-in-law Caroline Santos and his children Daniel, Naomi, Bethany and Katie; 27 great-grandchildren; siblings Mary McCarthy, Bobby (Susan) Reid; sister-in-law Barb Reid; brothers-in-law Joe (Janet) and Bill Santos.

A Christian funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Falls Cancer Club or a charity of your choice. (McGowan-Reid & Santos, 330.928.1313,

Posted on June 02, 2022

Published in Cuyahoga Falls News-Press, Akron Beacon Journal

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