Marjorie Satter 

Marjorie Satter passed away in her Woodland Pond Garden View apartment in New Paltz, NY on Sunday, September 18th, 2022, at the age of 96 with her daughter and Garden View and Hospice staff at her side. Family and friends sat shiva at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, followed by a memorial at Woodland Pond.

Marjorie grew up in N.J, graduated from Penn State University with a major in social work and upon her return to NJ she practiced as a social worker until she married Herbert Satter in 1948.  She and Herb lived in NJ where they raised their two children, Andy and Jayne.

In 2015, Marge moved to Woodland Pond in New Paltz, NY where her life was rich and full. She made close friendships with other Woodland Pond residents, shared laughter, culture, and nature on a daily basis. When the COVID pandemic hit, the imposed isolation greatly impacted her health and forced her to move to a Woodland Pond Memory Care unit.

Marge loved and enthusiastically supported beauty, art and music.  While living in New Jersey, she made weekly trips to New York City galleries, museums, and concerts. She followed politics closely and was a fierce supporter of democracy, a woman’s right to choose, and human rights.  Marge also loved to laugh; her friends and acquaintances alike loved her contagious laughter.

Marge was loyal, generous, and devoted to her family and friends. She lovingly cared for her mother, aunt, and husband at the end of their lives, and she was the glue that kept our family together. As the family matriarch, Marge graciously hosted scrumptious holiday dinners and our family would gather from all over the western hemisphere.  Known for her gourmet, innovative and sometimes quirky cooking, Marge made fresh green salads with homemade dressing decades before they became popular. And she never ceased to surprise us with square matzah balls or raw orange cranberry sauce when many households were still eating cranberry sauce from a can.

Marge is survived by her daughter Jayne Satter of Boulder, CO, her son Andrew Satter and daughter-in-law Nan Satter of Gardner, NY, and her “best and only” grandson Max Satter of Tel Aviv, Israel.  She touched many people’s lives and is dearly missed.

Contributions in Marge’s memory may be made to:

Woodland Pond at New Paltz c/o The ROVE; (Reward Our Valued Employees), 100 Woodland Pond Circle, New Paltz, NY 12561; *TIN# 23-7026859

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