Michael Santer Obituary, Death – Dr. Michael A. Santer, Jr., who was 84 years old and lived in Vienna, West Virginia, passed away at his home on May 20, 2023. He was the first son to be born to the late Dr. Michael A. Santer, Sr. and Regina Santer and was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia. As a cardiologist, he worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.
Additionally, he was a founding member of Parkersburg Cardiology Associates and served at both hospitals. He gave his service to his country by working as a Navy doctor at Parris Island, South Carolina, providing medical attention to enlistees of the Marine Corps who were getting ready for deployment to Vietnam. Mike devoted his life to his patients and his family throughout his whole career as a doctor.
He took great pride in his profession as a physician and never stopped trying to bring the most recent advances in cardiology to Parkersburg. Mike is survived by his wife Andrea DiPiero Santer, whom he met at Wheeling College. The couple had been married for 58 years when Mike passed away. On June 20, 1964, the couple tied the knot while Mike was still a student at Georgetown University’s Medical School.
During the time that he was finishing up his internship, residency, and fellowship in cardiology, he and his wife had four children: Michael, Christopher, Stephanie, and Andrew. Sienna, Slater, Solara, Sorenne, Aarden, Kai, Victoria, and Audrey were their eight grandkids that joined the family throughout the course of time. The other members of Mike’s family were his brothers Thomas, Matthew, Joseph, Stephen, and Paul, as well as his sisters Jeannie and Kate.
Mike was the oldest. On the Santer side of the family, he was known as Uncle Mike to 18 nieces and nephews, and on the DiPiero side, he had 19. During this difficult time, the family would like to express their gratitude to everyone for their expressions of love and concern. At St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, there will be a celebration of the Christian burial rites on Saturday at 11:00 AM.
After the service, burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery. The Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg will be open for visitation on Friday from 3 to 6 PM. Donations in memory of the deceased can be sent to the American Heart Association at PO Box 840692 in Dallas, Texas 75284-0692 or to the Matthew 25 Food Pantry at 2601 Dudley Avenue in Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101.