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Arthur Satterly, 92, of Tenafly, NJ. Art passed away at home on February 9, 2014, with his beloved wife Eileen and his family at his side. Art was born in Yonkers NY but grew up in Middletown NY where he met his high school sweetheart, Eileen (Thurner). They married on June 10,1944, and together they had twelve children. He is survived by his adored spouse of 69 years, and children Stephen (Felicia) of Beavercreek, OH; Victor (Susan) of Windsor, VT; Michael (Carol) of Dayton, OH; James (Kathy) of Woodcliff Lake, NJ; Susan Trippe of Cresskill, NJ; Patricia Abbott of Newton, MA; Rosemary (Dan) Greene of Newburyport, MA; Celeste (Ed) Leone of Oneonta, NY; Christopher of White River Junction, VT; Thomas of Cresskill, NJ. and Catherine (Louis) Colon Hall of Trenton, NJ. Art proudly followed the exploits of his 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Living with him was Eileen's brother Robert Thurner of Wellsville, NY and his son Christopher Thurner. He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends. Art was predeceased by his father Fred A. Hall, mother Isabel (Satterly), brother Fred and daughter Cecilia. Art graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Chemistry. He also studied at MIT, earned a Master's degree in Meteorology from Cal Tech and another Master's in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Tech. He served as a Navy officer in the Aleutian Islands in the weather forecasting field during WWII. After the war, he worked for several years as a meteorologist for Pan American Airways in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey where his first three children were born. Upon returning to the United States he began his 35 + year career with Lever Brothers Company where he was a research chemist, and retired as Director of Manufacturing. For over fifty years Art and Eileen have been devoted parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R. C. Church in Tenafly. He served on many church boards, sang in the choir and was a lector at mass. He was particularly proud of his efforts in getting the elevator installed in the church. Art instilled in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren a thirst for knowledge and an emphasis on education and independence of thought, and they have excelled in many fields. In retirement, he was an avid computer enthusiast who kept up with family and friends on Facebook, and he particularly enjoyed completing the daily New York Times crossword puzzle. The family will receive visitors at Barrett Funeral Home, 148 Dean Drive, Tenafly, on Friday, February 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 10 County Road, Tenafly, at 9:30 AM on Saturday, February 15. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Art suggested that donations be made to Catholic Relief Services at crs.org/donate, or to your
Barrett Funeral Home
148 Dean Dr Tenafly, NJ 07670
Published in The Record/Herald News on Feb. 12, 2014