Stuart Satsky, of Minturn, 1944-2005 |

Stuart Satsky, of Minturn, 1944-2005

Daily Staff Writer

MINTURN – Stuart Satsky died Monday at his home in Minturn after fighting what friends and family members called a courageous battle with cancer. He was 60. Satsky was born Aug. 15, 1944 in East Chester, Nova Scotia, and was adopted by the late Benjamin and Beatrice (Levine) Satsky. He was raised in Newark, N.J. and graduated from Weequahic High School in 1962.

He moved to the Vail Valley in 1978 with his family and appraised local real estate for over 20 years, first with the Eagle County Assessor’s Office and later with his own company, Citizen’s Appraisal & Home Measuring Service. Friends and family members say Satsky enjoyed swimming at Glenwood Hot Springs, skydiving and selling honey and burritos at the summer Minturn Market. They also say he was passionate about preserving the natural beauty of the Vail Valley, especially his neighborhood of Maloit Park, and served on the Minturn Vision Committee.

Satsky is survived by his wife, Wendy, of 31 years and son Benjamin, both of Minturn; daughter Danielle and her husband, Todd Couch, and granddaughter Madeline, of Portland, Ore.; sister Shelby Kleimer of Edwards; mother-in-law Francine Fisch of Springfield, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. Services are 11 a.m., Friday at the Vail Interfaith Chapel with internment following at the Riverview Cemetery in Minturn.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 7951 E. Maplewood Ave., Ste. 126, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111, or Vail Valley Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 40000, Vail, CO, 81658.Vail, Colorado

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