Katie Santos Obituary, Death – On November 9, 2022, Katie Elizabeth Santos, the cherished daughter of Mary and Joe Santos, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Her brothers Taige and Joseph, as well as her sister-in-law Aki, will carry on her legacy after her passing. Quinn and Chase, her niece and nephew, accompanied her. Her maternal and paternal grandparents; numerous aunts and uncles and an extremely large number of cousins; additional relatives and friends; and, most importantly, her family who wears blue (Session 131, Sg 56, PAL). She began playing soccer when she was four years old and quickly grew to love the sport. She was devoted to her friends and family at Broad Creek Country Day School, St. Columba Catholic School, Bishop Ireton High School, and Lynchburg College.
Katie was the type of person who put others’ needs before her own. She was a tenacious advocate for those who were less fortunate and consistently made a difference in the world. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and her grin was infectious. She enjoyed working as a coach and interacting with children, and she frequently amazed them with her soccer juggling skills. Katie cherished her time spent with her mother, whom she cherished deeply and regarded as her closest friend. The two of them shared a special bond, and Katie found great comfort in spending time with her mother. Katie cherished all of her tattoos, but her “Ohana” (which literally translates to “family”) was her favorite. Being part of a family ensures that no one is overlooked or forgotten.
On Friday, November 18, 2022, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, a memorial celebration of Katie’s life will take place at Rosecroft Raceway (3rd floor), which is located in Fort Washington, Maryland. Please feel free to dress as casually as you like because Katie loved to wear her hoodies, sweatshirts, jeans, and tennis shoes. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Prince George’s Police Department (PGPD) PAL, the Old School Boxing Gym located at 6336 Rosecroft Drive in Fort Washington, Maryland 20744, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.