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Edward Satz

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Satz, Edward December 4, 1938 – August 2, 2015, Formerly of Monroe, NY passed away in peace after a long illness. The son of the later Augusta Taubman and William B. Satz. He is survived by his loving wife Jacqueline N. O’Malley-Satz and his two daughters Buff Kahn and her husband Steve, Julie Stoltzfus and her husband James and his four grandchildren Ian, Alaina, Jamie and Brooke as well as his step-children Tricia O’Malley, John O’Malley and his wife Heather, Kaitlyn Owens and her husband Michael and nine step-grandchildren: Breanna, Liam, Jack, Quin, Shane, Andre, Jenica, Taryn, and Angelaurie. Ed will be missed by his sister Martha Satz and his nephew Michael and niece Miriam. Ed Satz started his work-life at hotels in the Catskills. He graduated with a BA and MA to teach English and taught at Pearl River High School where he retired as the Dean of Students. He was well respected by students and staff. He had a sense of fairness that brought him a position of leadership amongst his colleagues as their Union President before and after retirement. In the summer, he worked as a tour guide for BISS Tours for over 40 years. He continued his live long appreciation for the theatre, casino, various cuisines, concerts, art galleries, museums, and interesting places to see by planning trips for groups. As a family man, he always looking for some interesting way to spend his time. He was a Mystery Shopper’ and wrote for The Photo News. His love of travel was shared by his wife Barbara who pre-deceased him and his wife Jackie. He belonged to the International Friendship Force which has a club in the Hudson Valley established to develop peace around the world one family exchange at a time. He traveled and hosted people from many nations and found their similarities more important than their differences. He also had a great interest in books, and belonged to a book discussion group for 15 years. Above all he was most interested and proud of the kind of people his children and grandchildren are becoming. He believed in living life for the fun’ of it. If so inclined, in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to: Jewish Family Services of Orange County, 720 Rte. 17 M, Middletown, NY 10940. ( For information or call (201) 947-EDEN.

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10:45 am Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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  1. Dean Satz was a great man and I have fond memories of him. Sorry for your loss Satz family. PRHS class of 1987

  2. I wish to send of condolences to the family of Mr. Satz One could not have gone to Pearl River Schools and not had been positively influenced by this great man. I know at the time many, of us probably thought that Ed gave us a hard time and a run for our money in his maintaining order in school. In retrospect, I think we really gave him the hard time. I will never forget how disappointed he was in me the day I stuck my head in the boys bathroom to alert the student smokers is Ed’s impending visit. Mr. Satz never taught me a class, he did teach me a lot. A lot about respect, fairness, honesty and how tho generally stay out of trouble. Nerd, stoner,or jock, Ed saw good in all of us. He was the strongest gentle man I think I have ever met. Ed you will be missed but never forgotten Thank you for your lessons.

  3. The sorrow felt when a loved one passes goes deep within your heart. Tears may fall upon a memory of a special day, a familiar place or a song played on the radio. Rejoice in those memories. Let the tears fall and share your memories with friends and family. Know that his spirit lives on in those memories. May you find comfort surrounded by the love of family and friends during this time of deep sorrow. Rest in peace Mr Satz. PRHS Class of 1980

  4. Mr. Satz had a positive impact on many students at PRHS. My most sincere condolences to his family and friends. He was a great man! Rest in peace Mr. Satz.

  5. Ed’s door was always open and he always had an open mind when listening to both students and faculty members. His was a very tough job but he did it with grace, fairness and intelligence. PRHS was the lucky beneficiary. I was proud to work with him.,Rest in Peace Ed!

  6. Rest in peace, Mr. Satz; thank you for all of your years at PRHS. May your family be comforted by loving memories. Until you meet again…

  7. I have happy memories of Mr. Satz, loved his wild ties, his sense of humor, he took a bus load of seniors in 79′ to NYC to see a TV show, bought us ice cream sandwiches and took us to the best Chinese restaurant for a $5 all you could eat lunch. Ithe wad the best. Sorry for your loss. PRHS class of 79.

  8. May peace and love be with you all at this time. I am one Mr. Satz’s former students from Pearl River High School. He was such a gentle, sweet, caring and loving man. My mom and I loved his bus trips. His last one was Hunchback. It was so much fun. He will be greatly missed. My love and condolences to all his family

  9. As a former student at PRHS, I would often see Dr. Satz dutifully walking the hallways. He always said, Hello Donna (knew my name and all of the other student’s names) and had a nice comment or compliment to share. Dr. Satz was passionate about working with the students, often, I believe, understanding the crazed, unpredictable and fragile experiences teenagers are going through. With his black curls, often combed to the side, and mustache, he himself was quite a character. He was passionate about English and loved a creative writing class he was teaching. He often stopped my friend, one of his students, in the hallway to tell her how much he enjoyed her stories. Jovial, quirky and serious when he had to be, I always felt like our school was in good hands and protected by him. When I saw a fb post that Dr. Satz passed away, I felt a hollow pit in my stomach because in so many ways Dr. Satz represents a big part of my high school history, one in which he left many indelible memories. His kindness and good nature will remain with me always. God Bless him and his family.

  10. My deepest sympathy to the Satz family and all who grieve the loss of Edward Satz. Mr. Satz was my Dean at PRHS, I remember how he helped me when I had serious health issues at the time.(1984)..A very kind man. Remembering someone who made a difference to so many. xo

  11. Condolences to Mr. Satz’s family and friends. He is remembered fondly by so many Pearl River students and colleagues.

  12. My deepest condolences. Dean Satz was very kind to me when I was going through a very hard time during school. His understanding and sense of humor made a lasting impact on me and I wish I had taken the opportunity to thank him when I could have. Thank you for sharing him with all the PRHS students. He was a treasure.

  13. I attended PRHS in the early 80’s. Dean Satz was a constant positive presence in the lives of both the staff and the students. The impact he has had in the world, by the lives he has influenced is immeasurable.

  14. I graduated Pearl River HIgh School in 1971 and he had a profound positive effect on my life. At a time when I needed support and adult guidance he was there for me. His efforts were out of concern and interest in doing the right thing for a young person. He was very real, and sincerely cared. Be Thou at Peace.

  15. I just want to offer condolences and say that I still – after more than 45 years- have very fond memories. I am a former student from Pearl River currently living in Jerusalem and very grateful that technology has given me the ability to express sympathy for your loss and the illness that preceded it.

  16. Ed and I were good friends for many years. We enjoyed having lunch together for 25 Years. Even though we lost contact the last several years, I still thought about him quite often. He was a good guy, and I will certainly miss him.

  17. My condolences to the family of Mr.Satz. He was a man respected by all who knew him. Rest in Peace Mr. Satz. You will missed. Ernie Schierwagen. PRHS class of 1972

  18. Rest in Peace! Condolences to the whole family. I graduated PRHS in 1972, live now in Norway, and have good memories of Mr Satz!

  19. Jackie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ed. He was adored by so many of the people we served in the PRSD Adult Education Program where he always put the customer first. He was one of a kind and leaves a big void. My apologies for being unable to attend the services as I am out of town this week. Sincerely, Sandy Cokeley

  20. My deepest sympathy to the Satz family. Loved all the bus trips. Ed had a great sense of humor and a wonderful tie collection..

  21. I am Ed Satz’s daughter and I have loved reading these posts. It is an honor to read these messages and know he made such a difference in people’s lives and people remember him so many years later. We will miss him so deeply. He left an amazing legacy.

  22. So Sorry for your Loss Mr Satz was loved by all of the class of 72′ One of my most memorable teachers and mentors

  23. Ed was an indispensable member of the Pearl River H.S. staff. I asked him to take on the role of dean of students during the turbulent seventies, and he was instrumental in managing a most difficult task with an even hand and a cool head. Perhaps more importantly, to me at least, was his unwavering support and counsel. I considered him a good friend as well as a valued colleague We stayed in contact after my retirement in 1982, and he visited us in California on several occasions while traveling with his bus tour clients. I spoke with him by phone this past spring but was unaware of how ill he was at the time. Ed, being Ed, chose not to share his illness but it was clear that he was not in good spirits. We send our deepest condolences to family, and to his many friends who valued his friendship.

  24. I stumbled across the link to this obituary on Facebook and am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ed Satz. Mr. Satz was one of my favorite teachers. He had a special ability to command respect from students while simultaneously being caring, friendly and approachable. I think I had a special relationship with him — in the summer of 1968 he invited me to join the staff at the Aladdin Hotel in the Catskills as a camp counselor. That was one of the best summers of my life! I so appreciate the confidence he had in me to hold my own that summer. I send my condolences to his family. I’m sure he was a comfort and a joy to you and I hope that you will enjoy your memories of him. Lynn Starker Blyth PRHS Class of 1969

  25. Ed Satz was one of the best kind person that I met for the last 20 years at Nanuet trip . At this moment all his pains are gone. May Ed the great one rest in peace. You will be missed and very hard to replace. My condolence to Ed dear family.

  26. I attended many of his very organized, interesting trips to many destinations and areas that were all great. I enjoyed each and every wonderful excursion and know he will definitely be missed by all. Ed’s unique personality was so likable, his humor was entertaining and his vast knowledge gave him a real gift of gab! May Ed Rest in Peace. My deepest condolences to Jackie and his Family.

  27. To Jackie, and Ed’s family. You must be so proud of him and all his accomplishments. His sweet personality endeared him to all who knew him. We had so much fun on our bus trips. His wry sense of humor was so great it put us all in a good mood to enjoy our trips. I am so thankful that he was our tour director and am glad we had such great trips. Because of his love of the theater and events in New York City, we were exposed to the arts and celebrations of life. We may not have ever experienced all the cultures he brought us too. I for one and so glad that I knew him and will never forget him. Sincerely,. Elizabeth (Dolly) Barry

  28. I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I was a student at PRHS in the 70’s, were I first met him. But it was later in life that I got to know him better through his trips. He planned the best trips, they were always well planned and very enjoyable. I also appreciated Ed’s Great sense of humor, he always made the bus rides fun. Ed and Jackie ran wonderful trips and I would like to thank them both for that. Ed will be greatly misses by so many. Prayers to his beloved family. Marie McIntyre

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