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Zachary Santiago

d. March 6, 2022

Zachary “Zac” Santiago, 65, of Kingston, died Sunday, March 6, 2022 at his home.

Born in the South Bronx, he was the son of Helena Severin of Brooklyn and the late Willie Grant Pannell.

Zac graduated from Bard College in 1978. During his senior year he met his wife Nancy Santiago (née Lehmann) whom he married on June 9, 1979. Zac retired in 2020 from his job as a caseworker at Ulster County DSS. Prior to that he worked at Rest Assured Alarms and Iron Mountain Group.

Family was the most important thing in Zac’s life. He had enjoyed camping in every form. He was in the Boy Scouts while in high school and then a leader for Cub Scout Pack 12 in Kingston. He was a kind and patient person and a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Zac could fill a room with laughter with his quick wit and great sense of humor. He was an amazing cook, especially BBQs, and went all out for his family Thanksgiving dinners.

Zac is survived by Nancy, his wife of 42 years, of Kingston, two children, Anthony Santiago of Kingston and Amanda Bradley and her husband, Derek of Highland, his mother, Helena Severin of Brooklyn, a brother, Wil Pannell of CA, a sister, Ina Pannell-St. Surin and her husband, Lionnel of Brooklyn, three nephews, Grant Pannell, Josiah Oster-Pannell and Ayinde Pannell-St. Surin, and a niece Adeola Pannell-St. Surin. He also leaves behind his housemates, his cats Tippy and Zelda.

In addition to his father, Zac is predeceased by a sister, Martina Santiago and two brothers, Ivor and Ian Pannell.

The funeral service and inurment for Zac will be privately held.

Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of Zac with the arrangements.

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