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Stephen Asa Satterthwaite

1939-2012 Stephen Asa Satterthwaite, 73, died suddenly Saturday, December 29 at IU West Hospital in Avon, Ind.

He was born May 15, 1939, in Harrisburg, Ill., the son of the late Cecil R. and Clementine (Kuenz) Satterthwaite.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Robin, Joseph and Michael.

He is survived by three daughters: Rebecca And Valentine Erb of Bennington, Vt., Rachael And Rick Davis of Arlington, Vt., and Anastasia Satterthwaite and Jonathan Gauthier of North Bennington, Vt., one grandchild, Elizabeth Davis. Additional surviving family members include Peter and Katie (Pike) Satterthwaite of E. Grand Rapids, MI., Jan and Denis Ballak of Plainfield, Ill. Toni and David Ambuehl of Simpsonville, S.C., Mary and Mont Murry of Indianapolis, Ind., and Margaret Satterthwaite of Indianapolis, Ind., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Stephen grew up in Salem, IL and attended Chaminade Prep School in St.Louis, Mo. He graduated from Loyola University in Chicago and served two years in the Army in the 1960's. He worked for the Joint Commission for Hospital Accreditation and was the Administrator of the Convalescent center in Bennington, Vt., before he moved on to operate a private nursing home facility in Shaftsbury, Vt. Later in his life Stephen returned to school at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and achieved an additional degree allowing him to fulfill one of his life long passions to teach. Following his completion he taught special needs children at North Adams, and volunteered throughout the area in education based efforts. Since locating in Indianapolis, he was a member of St.Christopher Catholic Church. He served as an usher/docent for theatrical events at Clowes Hall and tutored children at elementary schools. He was a member of the Horticultural Club at Wayne Township Library and an enthusiastic life-long learner. Stephen was a true scholar, finding a lesson and the history in any event, experience or moment. He will be missed.

A mass of Christian burial has been held with family and friends in the Indianapolis area, and Stephen's burial took place in Salem, IL.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 16, 2013
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