Nicholas A. “Nick” Sansotta

April 23, 1956 ‒ April 03, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Nicholas “Nick” A. Sansotta, age 58 of Marion, passed away on Friday, Feria VI in Parasceve, April 3, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

Nick was born on Apirl 23, 1956 in Marion, the son of Joseph A. and Doris J. (Malhke) Sansotta. Nick was a graduate of Pleasant High School. He worked at the Dana Corporation, which became the Sypris Corporation, for over 25 years.

Nick had a passion for all sports, especially football. For over 26 years, he coached in the Midget Football League. His team, the JETS, won an impressive 9 championships, making Nick the winningest coach in league history. He also was instrumental in forming the Marion Titans traveling football team.

Above all, Nick adored his family. He cherished all of the time that he was able to spend with his children and his beloved grandchildren.

Nick is survived by his children: Jason C. Sansotta, Jeremy A. (Amber Conner) Sansotta, Justin M. Sansotta and Jessica N. Sansotta; Grandchildren: Leeann, Gabby, Lindsie, Gavin, Ava, Giavanna and Cavin; Siblings: Debra J. (Randy) Myers, Joseph A. (Terri) Sansotta,II and  Stanford F. (Shahara Lawson) Sansotta and; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother Maryetta Sansotta and a sister LeeAnn Sansotta-Stuckert.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Home, 347 West Center St., Marion from 4PM to 8PM; Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 251 North Main St. at 10AM with Fr. Thomas Buffer officiating; Entombment will be in the Marion Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Aaron Neiderkohr, Nico Sansotta, Mason Clark, Da’Vell Winters, David Lewis and Tom Sheets.

If so desired, donations may be made to the Sansotta Granddaughter Education Fund.

The Gunder/Hall and Folk Funeral Home, a division of Snyder Funeral Home, is honored to be serving Nick’s family and condolences may be expressed at

  • Coach Nick was a great man he taught me the love of sports and I have passed that on to my son’s I was deeply sadden to hear of his death my thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family may God bless you at this time of your loss.

  • To the family of Nicholas A Sansotta, You are in our thoughts and Prayers, our Deepest Symphaty and Condolences to all of you !

  • To the family of Nicholas A. Sansotta, Sorry for your loss,You are in our thoughts and prayers, our Deepest symphaty and Condolences to all of you ! from the Cesare Sansotta Family

  • Dan and I would just like to give our consoledence to the Sansotta family. Nick will be sadly missed on and off the field. Marion midget football will not be the same without him. We have been part of the Vikings midget football team for 11 years and Nick always was good about always making us feel welcome no matter what. He was a great inspiration to all that he coached and to all the other coaches for the other teams. He will forever be missed.

  • Even though Nick Anthony and I lost touch over the years due to thousands of miles separating us I finally went on to Facebook mid February of this year and reconnected with my loving family. I am humbled by all the lives he touched and how many people admire him, love him, and grieve now for his passing.I am so thankful that I have been blessed to get to know him and his family. the best way I can honor him is to let everyone know I will never lose touch again. Nick Anthony’s life was well lived and God saw fit to take him home. I am sure God said to Nick: “job well done, my son, now come join me in paradise with all your loved ones that are waiting for you.”

  • Our hearts are sadden by the loss of such a great man. Although we have not lived in Marion for a few years, my boys have and will always carry the knowledge they gained from Coach Nick. Our deepest condolences go out to the Andorra family. Thoughts and prayers! R.I.P

  • Nick was the only Coach who took a chance on LJ as a manager and soon realized this little, undersized kid from Germany had great potential in him. He not only encouraged the youth in Marion but also challenged parents to be the best mentor to the youths as well. My sons (LJ and Jordan) are truly at a loss for words even though we knew the day would come that God would call Nick home to do great works. We Love Nick and will miss him. To the family we share in your loss and truly pray that your hearts are mended and peace is given unto you with abundance. May blessings shower down upon Nicks children and grandchildren for he was a blessing to all who he came into contact with. Last to all of Nick Sansotta Boys, remember the teachings and leadership of one of the greatest mentors that lived selflessly and believed in every single child he taught and challenged them in reaching for their goals. When others say your too small, too slow and your dreams are not reachable just remember and imagine Nick saying “Your as big, fast and strong as the fight within you” R.I.Hvn Nick Sansotta we love you

  • he was a special friend and will always remember him, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. he will be missed.

  • He was a great football coach, a great dad, and a great grandpa, you will be loved and remember grandpa Nick.

  • I met nick when my son,cody, played for him several years ago. he always was kind to me and my family. nick was a big part of why I got into coaching football. I`m happy nick was able to finish a winner in what he loved to do so very much. our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of nick. goodbye coach . . .

  • Nick was a amazing person and couch ! Thank you so much for all you did for my son … cardington ohio

  • Nick was a great friend me and Nick go way back hanging out going bowling leauges playing darts fantsy football legues just hanging out having fun i know he was a great dad and father to all of his kids i will miss my good buddy i just lost my dad on monday to Love Steve Schenk

  • I am sending prayers to his wife and family at this time of loss. Nick was a good man and showed many people a lot about life and how to handle life’s lessons that was handed to us. I was given an awesome opportunity to get to know him and his family through Marion Midget football . My two sons have learned a lot through their experiences with the football organization and it was a great time getting to know everyone. I am keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is an amazing program and I also have gained a lot of wisdom through working with this organization. May God bless his family in during this time of suffering and may they be given comfort and peace as they continue in their life.

  • Justin and family, so sorry for your loss. We didn’t know Nick, but from all we have heard and read he will be truly missed by many. You are blessed to have such good memories of him.

    Jim & Judy O’Hare

  • Our deepest sympathy go out to Nick’s entire Family. Nick was a part of our Family for several years. He was a very caring man, kind and fun to be around. It is so sad that is he was taken so soon in his life. He made lots of memories for his Family and Friends , Cherish them always.

  • Nick was a father figure to so many…a wonderful father to his own children and a father to all the kids he so successfully coached. He not only coached these kids in football, he also coach them in life. His love for them will leave a lasting impact on scores of people. His example is one we all should try to emulate. We will never forget his humble smile and is quiet laugh. Nick’s laid-back, peaceful nature personified the right attitude toward life…”Take it day by day and don’t sweat the small stuff.” Thank you for the memories Nick Anthony.

  • RIP Nick. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family along with the Marion football league ! Yes you were tough but you were also fair and you taught my son so much ! Miss you and can’t wait to bump heads with you again in heaven my friend…