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Alan B. Satterwhite

Alan SatterwhiteAlan Satterwhite was a bold man with a larger than life personality, whose very presence commanded attention in every room which he entered. Not always an icon of poise and restraint, his intentions were always gilded with his love for connecting with people. His deep desire to share his perspective was motivated by a lifetime of experiences and passions, and his long and varied career is a testament to his commitment to succeed. His love of family was first and unwavering, and he never stopped taking care of those he loved. It is well known that golf and spending time on the water were the hallmarks of where preferred to be. It was just too soon to lose our dad, Alan B. Satterwhite (Al), 73 years old, after complications of a severe stroke, early on the morning of June 6, 2020. Born on May 27, 1947 to Alice Steshetz and Travis Frank Satterwhite in Detroit, MI, his father worked for Philco, which took their family to live in many cities, including Park Forest, IL, Boston, MA, and Dresher, PA. Dad attended Upper Dublin High School where he was on Student Council and played basketball and baseball. Ever the hard worker, he and his brother held several interesting summer jobs throughout high school and college, like painting the inside of greenhouses, tarring roadways, and some construction work. They both attended Penn State University. But grandpa’s work with Westinghouse took them to Mansfield, OH which resulted in an academic transfer to Ohio State University. It was during his time in Ohio when he met our mom. After graduation from Ohio State, his early career began as a general practice Senior Manager for Coopers & Lybrand (Price Waterhouse Coopers) as lead account executive for many rapidly growing organizations including Bank One Corporation, Wendy’s International, Inc. From 1978 to 1989 he served as Senior VP and CFO for Cardinal Health, Inc. before becoming the co-founder and COO/CFO of Karrington Health, Inc. in 1989, one of his proudest achievements. The company went public in 1996, then merged with Sunrise Assisted Living (NYSE- SRZ) in 2000. In addition to his many professional achievements, he was a proud participant and leader in various service, financial leadership, and recreational organizations:

  • Past Nationwide Leadership Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; Board Chair. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Regional VP, BBBS of America
  • Past Commander, Columbus Power Squadron, Past National Finance Committee, Staff Commander, USPS; Member Ohio Safe Boating Council, USPS rep., Vessel Examiner
  • Member, Rotary International
  • Life Member, Financial Executives International, Boards of Columbus and Tampa FEI

He moved on in 2002 to serve as an independent business consultant, finally retiring in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dad spent the last 12 years living a quiet lifestyle with his best friend, Mary, enjoying retirement and doing what they loved – boating, gardening, traveling and meeting new people whenever he had the chance. He enjoyed having his family visit during these years and loved watching his grandsons growing into young men. He is preceded in death by parents, Travis Frank and Alice Satterwhite. He is survived by: companion and partner Mary Hammond; he was a loving father of daughters Jennifer Lundy, and Amy Anthony (Jamie), and their mother, Yvonne Satterwhite; proud grandfather of grandsons, Patrick, Jameson, and Liam Lundy; dear brother of Mike Satterwhite (Debbee), sister Lee A Pausky (Paul), and uncle to Alexandra Pausky, and brother-in-law Terry Beattie (Patti) and their sons Sean (Renee) and Kevin, and niece Megan Cook and her sons Will and Grant. A celebration of life was held in Ohio on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Schoedinger Funeral Home, Worthington, OH. His ashes will be interred with family in Crockett, Texas at Shady Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made in his memory to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America.

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  1. Lee, prayers for you and your family, I know he will be greatly missed. So sorry for your loss.

    Linda Woolley Adams

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