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Only In Print: Grieving Parents Honor Late Son By Creating Garden Oasis

Karen and Bill Santo converted an old, unused sandbox on Shore Road into a memorial for their late son, Christian. (Photo: Paula Katinas)

BAY RIDGE — Christian Santo died last year of heart failure at age 27, but in many ways, his memory will live on — in nature and in the world of college sports.

That’s because of his parents, Karen and Bill Santo of Bay Ridge. Painful as his passing has been, they decided to channel their grief into different ways to create a legacy of the son they lost without warning…

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