Angelo A. Santucci’s giant smile lit up a room, his wife said.
“He always walked in with a smile,” Sonia Santucci said. “He had a way of making people laugh. He was always this goofy guy.”
Passionate about his family, Santucci, 28, of Hobart, also loved art, magic and music.
“Every single day he practiced his magic,” Sonia Santucci said. “He always had a coin in his pocket and a deck of cards.”
Known as DJ All Knight, Santucci produced his own music, performing in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Northwest Indiana.
A talented artist, Santucci’s creative projects included making shelves for his home and a toy box for his children.
Santucci enjoyed family fun, taking his wife and children, Melody and Leonardo, to the park, zoo and museums.
“He would always say ‘let’s go somewhere,’” Sonia Santucci said.
Santucci had a close relationship with his mother and siblings. When he lived with his mom he would say it was not because he had to but because he wanted to, Sonia Santucci said.
Santucci, who worked for Lamar Advertising one year in billboard construction, enjoyed being outdoors.
A graduate of Lake Station’s Edison High School, Santucci liked skateboarding and competing in skateboard events during his youth.
Sonia Santucci said she will miss her husband asking her to take a break from her work to spend time sitting with him. She said she will miss the little things.
“He would always kiss me goodbye and I would tell him I love him and to have a good day,” Sonia Santucci said. “When he walked in the door we hugged each other. I will miss the family hugs with all four of us.”
Sonia Santucci said her husband, who was sweet and gentle, lived for his family.
“He just wanted to be home with us,” Sonia Santucci said. “Even if he was exhausted, he would still make some time with the kids.”