Richard Arthur Satran


Posted: Friday, October 12, 2007

Former longtime Juneau resident Richard "Rick" Arthur Satran died Sept. 18, 2007, at his home in Omak, Wash. He was 57.

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He was born Aug. 7, 1950, to Richard and Elaine Satran in San Francisco. After attending college in Washington, he moved to Juneau in 1977.

He spent all of his adult life in Juneau, where he met and married his wife, Dee. He was a carpenter, and they built their home in Mendenhall Valley and raised their family in the community.

Three years ago, he moved his family to Eastern Washington to pursue work with river rock, stone and tile and to be closer to extended family. While living in Omak, he and Dee owned and operated a business, Stone and Tile of Okanogan.

Family members said he was an ardent artist, who, later in life, incorporated his enthusiasm for art into his work.

His hobbies were many, but he especially enjoyed his family's recipe for pickling. His family said he and Dee undisputedly made the best pickles and for a time, sold them to various outlets in Washington.

He was an "armchair" historian with special interests in World War II trivia, wildlife, natural sciences and Native American history.

His friends will remember him as an amicable man who was friendly to all those that he came in contact with and could converse with a wide breadth of knowledge.

He is survived by his wife, and their son, Joe, both of Vale, Ore.; eldest son, Reece Satran, of Juneau; mother, Elaine Satran, of California; sisters, Suzie Labarge, of California, and Sherrie Satran, of Seattle.

Friends and family are invited to gather for a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Northern Light United Church fellowship hall in Juneau.

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