August 30, 1947 ~ September 6, 2020

Born in: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Resided in: Ridge, New York

 

Rev. Dr. Raymond Santos passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 6 surrounded by his family after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.  Born on August 30, 1947 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and predeceased in death by his parents Eduardo Santos and Luz Maria Sepulveda.

Raymond is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-four years Monserrate Maysonet-Santos.  Beloved father to three daughters and their spouses: Rev. Wanda (Rev. René Pérez), Elizabeth (Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher) and Sarah (Javier Camacho).  He was the devoted grandfather to and adored by Kayla (Nathaniel Kilmonis), Luke, Isaias, Mercy, Ezekiel, Kassandra, Raquel, Andres and Eva. Faithful brother to Eduardo, Miguel, Rev. Rosa, Rafaela, Victor (Deceased), Carmelo, Juan, Carlos and Jose.

He was a retired Elder of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church where he served three congregations over thirty years. El Redentor Evangelical Church [1980-1984], El Redentor United Methodist, [1984-1988] in the Bronx, Hempstead Spanish United Methodist Church [1988-1997] in Long Island and First Spanish United Methodist Church [1997-2011] in Manhattan.  He taught math in the New York City public school system prior to serving as clergy.  He volunteered as a chaplain for the American Red Cross at ground zero in September 2001.

Raymond leaves a long legacy of selfless service, devotion to family and a wonderful sense of humor.

The family asks for any donations to go to The Assistance Fund, Inc. (Parkinson’s Copay Assistance Program) or The Lewy Body Dementia Association [LBDA] in memory of Raymond Santos.

Services

Services - Private for family only: September 9, 2020 10:00 am - September 9, 2020 12:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A
MILLER PLACE, NY 11764


Interment - open to all who wish to attend: September 9, 2020 1:30 pm

Pinelawn Memorial Park
2030 Wellwood Avenue
FARMINGDALE, NY 11735


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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Raymond Santos 's name.

Lewy Body Dementia Assoc.

912 Killian Hill Rd. S.W.
Lilburn, GA

The Assistance Fund

4700 Millenia Blvd. Suite 410
Orlando, , FL

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  1. candleSiempre vivira en los corazones de las personas que tuvimos el placer de conocerlo. Mis condolencias y mis oraciones con toda la familia.

  2. candleOur deepest condolences to the Monsita, Sarah, Elizabeth, Wanda and their spouses and children. Pastor Santos has left an unmatchable legacy with his children and grandchildren and we will be truly missed.

  3. candleHermana Monsita, Wanda, Elizabeth, Sarah y toda la familia, con todo nuestro corazones lo sentimos mucho por su gran perdida de su querido patriarca. Pastores como él, son pastores que siempre llevamos en el corazón hasta que Dios nos llame. El Pastor Santos era y siempre será el ejemplo del amor de Dios. Hace más de 20 años atrás, el Pastor Santos dio un sermón sobre el Salmo 46 que todavía vive en nuestros corazones, que hoy fortalecen el corazón. Salmo 46:1, 10-11: “Dios es nuestro amparo y nuestra fortaleza, nuestra ayuda segura en momentos de angustia.
    Quédense quietos, reconozcan que yo soy Dios. ¡Yo seré exaltado entre las naciones! ¡Yo seré enaltecido en la tierra!
    El Señor Todopoderoso está con nosotros; nuestro refugio es el Dios de Jacob.”

    Que Dios fortalezca sus corazones durante este tiempo y que el amor del Pastor Santos vivan es sus corazones para siempre.

  4. candleEl Pastor Santos era un gran hombre y un gran ejemplo del amor de Dios. Personas como él, siempre vivirán para siempre en nuestros corazones. Hermana Monsita, Wanda, Elizabeth, Sarah y toda la familia, la pérdida de su patriarca en enorme y sólo Dios lo pueden fortalecer los a todos. El Pastor Santos era alguien que demostraba por sus palabras y acciones lo maravilloso y lo bonito que puede ser el ser humano. Sus vida también fue y siempre será un testimonio del amor de Dios. Hace más de 20 años atrás el Pastor Santos dio un sermón que siempre vivirá en nuestros corazones, sobre el Salmo 46. Cuando el Pasto estaba en ese púlpito, el espíritu de Dios se sentía por toda la iglesia y ojalá, que las palabras le den un poco de consuelo durante su tiempo difícil. Salmo 46:1, 10-11: “Dios es nuestro amparo y fortaleza, nuestro pronto auxilio en las tribulaciones.
    Estad quietos, y conoced que yo soy Dios; seré exaltado entre las naciones; enaltecido seré en la tierra.
    Jehová de los ejércitos está con nosotros; nuestro refugio es el Dios de Jacob.”

    Lo sentimos mucho por su pérdida, que sus corazones siempre estén llenos de los buenos momentos que pasaron juntos con El Pastor.

  5. candleEl Pastor Santos era un gran hombre y un gran ejemplo del amor de Dios. Personas como él, siempre vivirán para siempre en nuestros corazones. Hermana Monsita, Wanda, Elizabeth, Sarah y toda la familia, la pérdida de su patriarca en enorme y sólo Dios lo pueden fortalecer los a todos. El Pastor Santos era alguien que demostraba por sus palabras y acciones lo maravilloso y lo bonito que puede ser el ser humano. Sus vida también fue y siempre será un testimonio del amor de Dios. Hace más de 20 años atrás el Pastor Santos dio un sermón que siempre vivirá en nuestros corazones, sobre el Salmo 46. Cuando el Pasto estaba en ese púlpito, el espíritu de Dios se sentía por toda la iglesia y ojalá, que las palabras le den un poco de consuelo durante su tiempo difícil. Salmo 46:1, 10-11: “Dios es nuestro amparo y fortaleza, nuestro pronto auxilio en las tribulaciones.
    Estad quietos, y conoced que yo soy Dios; seré exaltado entre las naciones; enaltecido seré en la tierra.
    Jehová de los ejércitos está con nosotros; nuestro refugio es el Dios de Jacob.”

    Lo sentimos mucho por su perdida grande, ojalá que las memorias de los buenos momentos les traigan fortaleza durante este tiempo difícil.

  6. Tío de mi corazón te doy gracias por tus enseñanzas, consejos, tu amor y por siempre recibirnos en tu casa. Te amo. Nos veremos en las Bodas del Cordero.

  7. Me siento muy triste por la pérdida de mi querido primo
    Raymond, pero me consuela. Mis más sentidas condolencias a toda la familia, estaré orando a Dios para que les ayude a soportar tan gran pérdida. Los amo mucho.

  8. It is said as a twig is bent thus grows the tree. Reverend Santos must have worked extra hard bending his family tree’s twigs. What a wonderful family!
    And thus a wonderful man – teacher – preacher. And now he walks with His Lord.

  9. Rafaela Santos Sepulveda, Rosa L. Cubano Santos, Maite Mendez,Pastor Ahiezer Mendez & kids( :Jonathan D. Mendez,Elisa D. Mendez , Isabelle Mendez

    Juan Santos- Sepulveda
    ‘Ruben Henriquez ( caregiver)

  10. Que en paz descanse!! El cielo ganó otro ángel. Mucha fortaleza para toda la familia. Siempre te recordaremos con mucho cariño. Vuela alto tío querido. Tus sobrinos: Rosa Luz y José ( fam. Mendoza- Cubano

  11. candleHermana Monsita y toda esa bellísima familia del Pastor y Rev. Santos: hay que celebrar a esa hijo, hombre, hermano, esposo, padre, abuelo, pastor, maestro etc. Siempre vivirá en nuestras mentes y corazones. Esta cantando con los ángeles un cántico triunfal “cuando aya se pase lista, a mi nombre yo feliz responde”. Dios lo lamo “ ven siervo fiel” y el respondió “Heme .aquí”Los humano lo extrañamos Pastor.
    Leslie, Roció, Grecia, Cèsar y Tita

  12. Amado Hermano; me duele no haberte visto en persona y despedirme de ti. Hubiera sido una bendicion para mi haberte dado un beso y un abrazo. Espero que estes mucho mejor y libre de tus dolores y quebranto. Gracias por haber sido una persona tan bondadosa conmigo siempre. Espero verte Pronto. Hasta luego, Hermano amado.

    • Mi Hermano; es diferente a mi. Mi hermano se, que es mejor que yo. Es todo bondad, es todo dulzura. Sus ojos se nublan si me ve llorar. Mi hermano va, siempre junto a mi. Y cuando la paz, termina en mi vida. El hace que ria, que olvide mi mal. Mi hermano, mi hermano, mi hermano, se, se que es mejor que yo. Te amo Pastor Querido. Gracias Por Todo.

  13. Querido hermano siempre te llevaré en mi corazón y te recordaré.
    Te extrañaremos pero con la seguridad de que le serviste al Señor que ahora te acogió en su seno. Hasta siempre.

  14. I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rev. Raymond Santos. I extend my deepest condolences to the immediate and extended members of the Santos family. I pray that our God, who is the God of all comfort, impart to all of you a peace that surpasses all understanding. May you find comfort in knowing that Rev. Santos fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. Now there is in store for him the crown of righteousness. For to live is Christ but to die is gain. To God be all the glory forever and ever. Amen!

  15. I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rev. Raymond Santos. On behalf of myself, my husband John C. Rivera and mother, Carmen Quintana, I extend our deepest condolences to the immediate and extended members of the Santos family. I pray that our God, who is the God of all comfort, impart to all of you a peace that surpasses all understanding. May you find comfort in knowing that Rev. Santos fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. Now there is in store for him the crown of righteousness. For to live is Christ but to die is gain. To God be all the glory forever and ever. Amen!

  16. Me siento muy triste por la partida de este mundo de mi querido primo Raymond, pero me consuela saber que
    ahora está en un mejor lugar junto a nuestro Señor.
    Mis más sentidas condolencias a toda la familia, estaré orando a Dios para que los ayude a soportar tan gran pérdida. Los amo.

  17. Holding you in prayer as you mourn your lose, celebrate the wonderful memories you share and remember that you will see him again someday.

  18. We are so very sorry for your loss and will continue to lift up your entire family in prayer. Thanks be to God for his tender mercies. Raymond is now home in the arms of Jesus and pain free. We shall see him again soon and very soon.
    Much love and hugs you all from the Perry family.

  19. Though I did not meet Rev. Dr. Santos in life, I honor him today as a colleague in ministry as well as the father of an amazing pastor who loved him dearly. Thank you for your compassion, love, and grace serving as a pastor and as father (and father-in-law). Well done, good and faithful servant. My prayers go to the family as you remember his life with tears, laughter, stories, and memories.

  20. candleRev. Wanda and Rev. Rene, I am very sorry for your loss. We celebrate your Father’s amazing life and carry you and your family in our thought and prayers during this time.

  21. El Pastor Raymond Santos fue un Padre Espiritual para nuestra familia, un ser humano con amor, compasión y entrega al servicio de DIOS a su familia y a la Comunidad. Su vida fue un ejemplo y testimonio para todos los que lo conocimos. Damos gracias a DIOS por pertenecer a la familia Santos. Oramos para que DIOS consuele y fortalezca a nuestra querida Hna Monsita, Sarah, Elizabeth, Wanda, sus esposos, nietos y demás familia. Su legado permanece en nuestros corazones. Salmo 116: 15 Estimada es a los ojos de Jehová, la muerte de sus santos.
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  22. On behalf of First United Methodist Church in Stoughton MA I send the deepest condolences. It is a great gift to have had such a father but also a tremendous loss at such a young age.

    Rev. Roberta L. Williams

  23. We extend our deepest condolences to the Santos family. Daniel had the gift of being baptized by Rev. Raymond Santos. And in the past few years, Ana had the gift of getting to know Pastor Santos and understanding the immense positive impact he had on the Camacho family and countless other people. Pastor Santos was a true servant of God and of the wider community. May he rest in the presence of God and may his legacy live on our lives.

  24. The Pastor was a blessing to many people. I pray for the whole family that God will give them peace. Hugs and kisses for Monseta.

  25. this is a hard time for the family, but you are going to see him again in heaven, as Paul says, Php 1:21  “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” I am sure that he got an “A+” in his graduation. He finished his career, it is up to us now to finish our in the same way that he finished his. God give you strength today and always. Blessings!!

  26. Familia Santos, my family and I are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and we are here for you.

  27. candleEstamos muy triste por tu partida de este mundo, pero sabemos que ahora estás en un mejor lugar con nuestro Dios.
    Siempre te recordaremos con mucho amor,
    Bruny y Familia

  28. May God bless to the Family Santos in this moment. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Praying that God’s love enfolds you and comforts you through this moment.

  29. candleMay the Lord bless and comfort your family during this time. Please accept our sincere condolences from the Zea-Coronel family.

  30. candleSiempre recordaremos tu sonrisa y lo amoroso y bueno que eras con todos en la familia y los que te conocieron. Gracias por tu vida.

  31. Que Dios lo tenga en la Gloria junto a Él. Fortaleza para toda la familia. Carlos, cuídate mucho. Mis condolencia para toda tú familia.🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  32. Dear Sarah, Javier and family- We know you have been devoting many hours to help care for your Father, Rev. Santos. We want you to know that we know how you feel and that we are here for you during this difficult time. You are all in our Thoughts and Prayers. We do remember him from years ago at Annual Conference as well. May God’s love embrace you and bring you peace.

  33. My deepest condolences to everyone in the family. Praying that God continues to comfort you during this difficult time. Pastor Santos was such a blessing to our family. He was a man of great faith. He lived a life full of purpose and service to others. His legacy will live on forever.

  34. candleTremenda persona Pastor Santos. Siempre recuerdo su buen sentido del humor. Y sus mensajes todos los domingos. Gracias de parte de la familia Anderson.

  35. No existen palabras para expresar la gran pena que nos produce tu partida, lo que sí aseguramos es que hoy descansas en un lugar muy especial donde no hay sufrimiento sino gozo y alegría. DEPkkm

  36. candleOur sincere sympathy to you, Wanda, and family. Your family took real good care of your father, wonderful love. He now is with his Lord and Savior and no suffering. God be with all of you

  37. Pastor Wanda & family – We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad (and Grandfather). We are holding your entire family close in our thoughts and praying that you find the comfort and peace you need at this difficult time. Although we never had the pleasure of knowing Raymond personally, we felt his presence within the sermons you conveyed and in the way your family often spoke of him. We wish you all love and strength as you remember the life of such a special person. With our deepest sympathies – Donna, Scott, & Ellie Kondracki

  38. candleLisi and family – You are in our thoughts and prayers of comfort during this time. Losing my father this past year, I understand the loss you are feeling. But we can be of joy knowing he is with no pain and no suffering; instead praising and worshipping (and living) in the presence of our Lord.

  39. We Fishers are all the more blessed and better people for knowing this gentle man and being a part of Raymond’s family. “Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine…” – “Let eternal light shine upon [him], Lord…”

  40. candlePastor Wanda and family,
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I know he was a very special man in your life.
    Peace be with you all

  41. candlePastor Santos was such a brilliant and noble man of God. We are already missing him so much. He and his family has been like family to our family. He has blessed us so much, we will never forget his kind and humble spirit, his contagious smile, his inspiring teachings and advise to us, his passion for God’s work and serving his flock, and his legacy of faith, hope, and love. We love you pastor! We will see you again soon! The Cordero Anderson Family.

  42. candleNo hay suficiente palabras para expresar la tristeza que sentimos por la partida de nuestro Querido Pastor. No importa en que dirección nuestro camino con Dios no aya llevado Siempre fue Nuestro Pastor. Como El Pastor Santos hay pocos en este Mundo. Gracias por tus palabras de consejos y Amor. Besos y abrazos a la bella Familia Santos. Dios bendice.

  43. Lisi and Family,
    Holding you in prayer as you mourn your loss, celebrate the wonderful memories you share, and know he is with our Lord until the day you will see him again.

  44. My deepest love and sympathy to Wanda, Rene and the family as they are comforted, strengthened and as God gives their dad eternal rest!

  45. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Love, Carolyn Adams, Laura LeBreton and Jonathan LeBreton
    Oxford OUMC

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