Guido J. Santella
Guido is the son of the late Guido Sr. & Mildred (Haser) Santella and has a brother, Glenn Santella, of San Diego Ca and a sister Lorraine, of Altoona. He is married to his wife of 42 years, Deborah (Shultz) Santella who is also a licensed funeral director. Together they have two sons: Guido III and Paul, daughter-in-law Andrea, and granddaughters Isabelle and Ruby.
Guido is a 1967 graduate of Altoona Area High School. He is also a graduate of Penn State University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
Guido's avocation is dedicated to share the history of our fine community with others. He has assisted in its folklore oral history project at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum and is a member of the Blair County Historical Society, where he was a past board member. Scouting is another avocation that Guido enjoys. He has been as assistant scoutmaster of Troop 49 for many years and enjoys teaching the citizenship merit badges as well as camping in the outdoors. Guido is also a member of the Blair County Antique Auto Club where he takes great pride in restoring his fathers 1956 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo and 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Hearse. He also owns a 1966 Fleetwood Cadillac owned by the late Mr. Leslie E. Axe who used it as a lead car for his funeral home during the late 60's and 70's.