Robert (Bobby) Lynn Santolla, Sr., 56, of 170 Thomas Hill Road, Pembroke, VA passed away at his home after struggling with a long battle with cancer on Wednesday May 16, 2007. He was born in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Pearisburg on August 29, 1950, a son of Mary Virginia Britts Santolla and Billy Santolla of Hoges Chapel. He worked for Celco fibers Co. for22 yrs. And took a TDA in 1999.
Survivors are his loving wife Karen Harvey Santolla, his devoted son Robet Santolla, Jr. (Robbie) and his wife Beth of Pearisburg; his devoted daughter Christy Houck and her husband Kenny of Pearisburg; his four sweet granddaughters Brittany Santolla, Tiffany Houck, Emily Santolla, and Hanna Santolla; two brothers and their wives W. T. Santolla and Linda of Rural Hall, NC, Ralph Santolla and Theresa of Pembroke; a very close friend Mike Wilburn; a special uncle and aunt Don and Mary Britts of Christiansburg; several beloved nieces and nephews; his adopted famil, the three Lynch children, Bill, Susan and Laire; and three loyal buddies Ivy, Bandit and Heidi. He enjoyed hunting, fishing working on old cars and riding motorcycles.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday May 20, 2007 at 4:00 PM in The Kendall Funeral Home Chapel at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Bill Sleasman and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg, with military graveside services by Giles Co. American Legion Posts and VFW. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.