Lardy Santos

Gallardo Borromeo Santos, 66, of Clearwater, passed away suddenly on December 25th, 2020.

He was a devoted husband, father and most recently grandfather. Gallardo, known by most as Lardy, was born on June 23, 1954 to Dr. Pelagio and Remedios Santos in Navotas, Philippines.  

He attended Our Lady of Fatima College of Nursing and graduated in 1976 as a member of the pioneer class. In 1979, he immigrated from the Philippines to the United States where he would spend the next 41 years as a nurse. 

Family was the most important thing to Lardy. He loved his family more than anything. He married his wife, Madelene in St. Petersburg in 1985 and welcomed daughter Aileen the following year. His grandson, Roman was the apple of his eye and most recently retired to spend more time with him. He can often be described as a compassionate, generous and loving person by all who knew him. He was an active member of the Tampa Bay Filipino Basketball community and Filipino-American Club of Pinellas.

Lardy was predeceased by his father, Pelagio and sister, Daisy.  He is survived by his loving wife, Madelene; his daughter, Aileen Santos-Dy (John); his Grandson and light of his life, Roman; his mother, Remedios; his sister, Adora; his brothers Romero, Jun, Novo; nieces and nephews; and a number of close relatives all over the world. 

A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park on Wednesday, December 30th at 10am, with Rev. Fr. Kevin Yarnell, Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a memorial contribution be made to a charity of your choice. 

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Gloria Delemios
30 days ago

Classmate RIP. You maybe gone but your memories will stay with us forever. Thank you for creating a group chat for us.We became like a big family 👪 because of that. Thank you and Madeline for your hospitality when we had our get together in Florida. I was shocked when I got the message from Milo that you passed away. Your gone too soon brother.We will miss you. Eternal rest grant into your soul Lardy. Love you ❤🙏😇

30 days ago

May his memory be eternal. My prayers are with Madelene and her family.

30 days ago

Dear Madelene and family,
Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.
Peggy Hains

Boeing and Dulcie Rivera
30 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers🙏 . Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Madeline and the Santos clan.Thanks for the fond memories. You will never be forgotten . Rest in eternal peace with our Maker in His Heavenly Realm. Goodbye my friend .

30 days ago

Dear Madelene I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Stacey Tunstall.

Rose Elvena
30 days ago

Dear Madeleine,
We are deeply saddened by the news about Lardy’s passing. May the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences to you, Ailleen and family.

Love and prayer,
Danny and Rose

30 days ago

Words are not enough to ease the sadness of someone so beautiful, important to you ❤ may his memories lives on forever.

29 days ago

Dear Madelene and Aileen,
Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Praying that the Lord comfort you during this difficult time.

Lardy will always be remembered.

Much love,
Aguirre, Famanas and Salvador families

Elsa Viernes
29 days ago

Dear Madeline and Ailene ,
My condolences and prayers are with you and your family. about 14 years ago my son Geoffrey and I visited your place along with Juliet our classmate his late uncle Lardy played basketball and went jogging with him that s how he remember him. He is sending his deepest ‘ll be missed and forever be remember in our heart
Elsa and Geoffrey Viernes

Ate conching your next door neighbor -Wawa,Navotas Rizal
29 days ago

Rest in peace with our Lord.

Anita and Steve Winchell
29 days ago

Our deepest sympathy to the family. We pray that with your friends and family’s help and your faith in God, you will get through this difficult time. I am glad he was able to experience the joy of being a grandparent, even though it was far too short. I’m glad Jessica is able to attend the service. We are there in prayer. God bless you.

Tressa Pedroff
28 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Madelene and with Lardy’s family and friend community. So very saddened by news of your loss. May his memory be eternal.
Pedroff family

28 days ago

I’m so sad and in shock. Lardy was my nurse at Pakm Garden he was the best. So many memories. The residents adored him and he was so kind and compassionate with them. May God be with you and your family at this time. Roman has a lifetime Angel to watch over him. He was the proudest Grandfather he beamed and smiled from ear to ear. Lardy rest now. And know you were loved by so many. Patti Bukowski

Elizabeth Angeles LIM
28 days ago

To my dear classmate Lardy. We will never forget you. You will always be in our hearts. You may be gone but will never be forgotten. So long my friend. Till we meet again. May you Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Estela Sommerkamp
28 days ago

We’re shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Lardy’s passing. The Sommerkamps, Chadwicks, Navarras, and the Pingol clan extend our sincere condolences to you, Madelene and Aileen and the whole Santos family. Praying for peace and comfort at this very difficult time.

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