He was born in Oswego, the son of Angeline (Zappala) Santore and the late Carmen Santore. He was employed with General Electric, Syracuse in the management analysis department and he was later plant manager for ARCOM Labs, Syracuse.
He served in the United States Army from 1961 until 1964.
He was the Oswego County Republican Committee treasurer, county legislator for eight years, and the Republican city chairman for five years.
He was president of the Oswego County Salvation Army board and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. He was a member of Literacy Volunteers, Oswego County Veterans Museum, Oswego Library, and many more community organization.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Judith Santore of Oswego; children, Paul (Karyn) Santore II of Hannibal and Lisa (Joseph) Miller of Kentucky; stepdaughters, Virginia Haney of Macedon and Carolee Haney of Florida; sisters, Joanne (Michael) Segretto of Oswego, Jane (Paul) Santore Talbot of Baldwinsville, and Marian (Steve) Bischof of Indiana; brother, Robert (Kate) Santore of East Syracuse; and grandchildren, Christianna, Alyssa, Carmyn, Zachary, Dominique, Matthew, Paul, and Mario.
Funeral services were held Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego where Rev. Richard Morisette celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Calling hours were held Sunday at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.
Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Restoration Fund or the Oswego County Salvation Army.