Albert Santiago Jr. 1984-2023

YOUNGSTOWN — Albert “A.J.” Santiago Jr., 38, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

A.J. was born Nov. 26, 1984, in Youngstown, the son of Albert Sr. and Robin Tisone Santiago.

He was a devoted son, brother and a proud father who would light up any room with his smile. He loved to have conversations and laugh with his family and friends. He was an entrepreneur, starting his own business, ADV LLC. He also worked for the operating engineers.

In his spare time, A.J. enjoyed cooking with his mom, watching football and basketball with his dad, and loved spending time with his family, especially his two sons, who were the light of his life.

During his sobriety, A.J. helped many people. He was a true warrior in his long and difficult journey to recovery.

A.J. will always be remembered lovingly by his parents; two sons, Dylan Davis and Vincenzo Santiago; two sisters, Treisha (Jim) Brumbaugh and Tori (Rob) Horvath; and a nephew, Hunter Horvath.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Ronald and Laverne Tisone; paternal grandparents, Radames and Pearl Santiago Sr.; uncle, Radames Santiago Jr., whom he adored; two aunts, Brenda Flathers and Cindy Sfeir; and niece, Kailyn Orr.

The family will receive relatives and friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2023, followed by a 7 p.m. funeral service, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., Boardman.

Family and friends are encouraged to offer prayers for the family and support via phone call, text, email or may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com.

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