Robert J. Satterfield, age 82, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 10, 2021 with his loving family by his side.
Born in Wilmington, DE, Bob was the son of the late James and Margaret (Farren) Satterfield. He was a graduate of Conrad High School Class of 1956. After graduating, Bob joined the U.S. Army National Guard, where he served for 12 years. Bob was a marketing representative with Delmarva Power before retiring in 1992 after 38 years. During his time at Delmarva Power, he was a member of the Homebuilders of Delaware, as well as the Executive Director of the Independent Heating and Cooling Contractors (IHCC) and the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors (PHCC). After retiring from Delmarva Power, Bob enjoyed working as a sales associate at the Disney Store before retiring after 10 years.
Bob was very active in many organizations. He was a longtime parishioner for over 40 years at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister for 10 years as well as a RCIA team member. For many years, Bob was President of the Wilmington Blue Rocks Booster Club. In 1998, he ran for County Council Representative, where he narrowly lost to the incumbent.
Family was the center of Bob’s world. He will be remembered for his fun loving spirit and was truly still a kid at heart. Bob loved traveling to Walt Disney World with his family every year and sometimes several times a year. Bob and his wife, Theresa, enjoyed their 29th Disney Cruise in November. Bob was a doting Poppop, who loved taking his grandchildren out for ice cream and to the park.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Theresa (Giuliani) Satterfield; his children, Lynette Satterfield, Doug Satterfield (Carolyn Lore), Stephanie Cruz (Andrew) and Francis Sawczuk, III (Melissa); his four grandchildren, Ava Cruz, Mia Cruz, Scarlett Jackowski, and Francis Sawczuk, IV; his brothers, James Satterfield, William Satterfield (Gerri) and John Satterfield (June); his sister, Patricia Douglas (Dave); many nieces and nephews; and his grand-pug, Willie. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Brandy Satterfield and his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 15 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804, where family and friends may visit beginning at 11:30 AM. Interment will be private.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Jewish Family Services Compass Program for their care and guidance, as well as the staff of Bayada Home Hospice Care for the amazing and compassionate care of Bob.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew’s Church or the Alzheimer’s Association-Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite # 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
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St. Matthew Parish
1013 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington DE 19804
Alzheimer's Association-Delaware Valley Chapter
399 Market St., #102, Philadelphia PA 19106