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Robert Satterlee

Robert Lawrence Satterlee

Monday, January 18th, 1932 - Saturday, June 20th, 2020
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Robert Lawrence Satterlee, 88, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at UC Health Hospital in Greeley, Colorado.
He was born on January 18, 1932 in Elmira, New York to Leland and Lydia (Pederick) Satterlee.
He attended school in Horseheads and Elmira, New York and graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in 1950. Later in 1950, Robert enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Atlantic Fleet during the Korean War as a fire rescue man aboard the USS Antietam. He and his family moved to Colorado in August of 1972. Robert worked for the Mountain Bell Telephone Company, starting as a lineman and telephone installation repairman. He eventually retired as a planning engineer.
Robert married Lois Roy on July 13, 1963 in Elmira, New York.
Robert was an HO model train enthusiast and built 3 large HO scale tables. He was an avid plastic model builder who enjoyed making World War II fighter planes and tanks. His skills included painting them to authentic markings. He also enjoyed taking family vacations back to New York, the Black Hills of South Dakota, Disneyland and various areas of Colorado. Robert was a member of the Masons, Shriners and First United Methodist Church.
Survived by his wife, Lois, two wonderful children, James Satterlee of Greeley and Brenda (Ronald) Gabehart of Cheyenne; granddaughter Alice (Ryan) Deleon of Denver and a great-granddaughter Crystene.
Preceded in death by his parents and brother Jack Satterlee.
In memory of Robert, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospital for Children in care of Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634. To leave condolences for Robert’s family, visit www.adamsoncares.com.
A private Life Celebration Service will be held at 10:00am, July 1, 2020 at Adamson Life Celebration Chapel.
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Craig Turvey

Posted at 04:57pm
To the Satterlee family, on behalf of Garfield Lodge I wish to extend my deepest condolences on your loss. If there's anything I or the lodge can do to help you through this trying time, please let me know. You all and Brother Robert will be in our prayers.

-Craig Turvey
Worshipful Master, Garfield Lodge #50
JF

John Fagerberg

Posted at 10:20am
Mrs Satterlee, We were very sorry to hear of Robert's passing. May your memories bring good thoughts, the Meeker School Fagerberg family

Anna Moore

Posted at 07:08pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a kind, generous man. I'll never forget riding through the mountains in the jeep!
JG

Jim Graham

Posted at 11:53am
There are so many memories I wouldn't know where to begin. I remember when I was digging out the lawn in front of my parents' house. I had tied a string line so I could make a straight edge--the edger caught the nail and shot it into my thigh. Bob was almost all the way across the street to "supervise me". I turned and asked him to grab a pair of pliers so he could pull the nail out. I forgot how queasy he got at the sight of blood. I had to catch him before he fell on the street. My condolences to Lois, Jim and Brenda-- great neighbors for many years. RIP Bob!
 

Brenda Gabehart Posted at 05:14pm

I had forgotten all about that. Dad did have a weak stomach. He gagged so bad changing Alice's poopy diaper one time. 🤣 Thank you for sharing your memory Jim 🙂
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