Allan E. DiSanto

A Celebration of Life for Allan Edward DiSanto, 87, Lawrence, is planned for Saturday, June 9, 2018. More information will be provided at a later date. Allan died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home.

He was born Apr. 25, 1930, in Perth Amboy, N.J., the son of Bartel J. and Mary R. Roman DiSanto. He graduated from Blair Academy in Blairstown N.J., and later served our country in the United States Air Force, being honorably discharged in 1952 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He returned to school, earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah in 1956, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.  Allan was employed by Essex Wire International in Fort Wayne, Ind., and retired in 1997 as Vice President of Manufacturing. He was a life member of Wire Association International, American Society of Metals, and the Tonganoxie Historical Society, and a previous member of Plain Ol A’s Model A car club. His hobbies included travel, woodworking, making fine furniture, and antique car restoration.

He married Linda F. Dugger on July 4, 1981, in Reno, Nev. She survives of the home. Other survivors include children David DiSanto (Delina), Phoenix, R. Bart DiSanto, Bonita Springs, Fla., Diane DiSanto, Marlton, N.J., Robert DiSanto, Asbury Park, N.J., Dean Wharton, Shreveport, La., Dan Anthony (Becky), Fort Wayne, Ind., and Nancy Vaughn (Richard), Overland Park; a brother, James DiSanto (Jackie), Durango, Colo.; and a loving multitude of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Messages & Condolences

From Sandra White Egts...

Mr. Di Santo was one of the kindest, as well as one of the smartest men I ever have had the pleasure of working with. I learned a great deal from him about character while at Essex. Rest well my friend.

From Jane and Jerry Bartow...

Al was a really kind friend and neighbor, whose stories and interests delighted us. It was always fun to double date with the two of you!

From Amanda Storm...

Linda – we will always remember Al as cheerful and willing to support a young Boy Scout. Our thoughts are with you at this time. The Storms

From Susan...

My sincere sympathy for you and your families. How fortunate we were to share in Al’s life. He was a special angel, my idea of a real man. Love you linda.

From Scot Hoffman...

Linda and family. I would like to express my sincere condolences for the passing of a true gentleman. Allan was so kind and left quite an impression on me. So saddened to learn of his passing. God Bless you all~Scot Hoffman

From Rhonda Maher...

Faye & family, our hearts are broken. Al was such a sweet gentleman and we all think the world of him. Much love to all of you, Rhonda & the family of Cherida Mae Boney Gilbreath

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