Stephan Santella
Stephan Santella
Stephan Santella

Obituary of Stephan Samuel Santella

Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, Stephan Samuel Santella, 39, passed away August 29, 2022, in Olympia, Washington, where he was born June 21, 1983.  His parents are Deborah and James Santella.


He is survived by his parents; big brother, Ryan M. (Erica) Apple, who was there from the beginning; younger brothers, J. Caleb Santella, Justin Santella, and Derek Santella; sisters, Maxine Linberry (Wes), Donna Santella; nephews, Josh Eastman, Colby Linberry, Aaron Apple; niece, Asia Newcome; one precious grandniece, two precious grandnephews, and two on the way; honorary brother, Devon Potter; and his heart, Zina Micah, who loved him beyond forever and brought him the biggest smiles.  He was predeceased by his brother, James Santella.


We will never forget Stephan’s smile, adventurous spirit, helping hands, goofy smile, loyalty, generous heart, and true colors. It’s never easy except to love beyond measure. Rest in the peace of our Lord’s arms until we can be together again.


A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022, 1:00 p.m. at Freedom River Outreach, Living Grace Church, 106 S. 28th St., Tacoma, WA 98402. Memorial donations may be made to Freedom River Outreach, PO Box 44896, Tacoma, WA 98448.


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