Dr. Steve de Satnick, born June 16, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died June 15, 2018 the day before his 91st birthday.  In Pinehurst, North Carolina after a brief illness. 

After serving in the Navy he entered into the early days of Television in New York.   He had long disquinshed career in the TV industry including winning an Emmy for his contributions in creating closed captioning for the disabled

Dr. de Satnick, along with his beloved wife of 70 immensely happy years, Marilyn (“Merry”) Elaine de Satnick (nee Fingeret), were generous contributors to many charities, including Feed the Children, St. Jude, the Salvation Army, Paws for Purple Hearts, the Ronald McDonald House, and St. Joseph’s Indian School for Lakota Sioux children. 

Few men who have walked the earth possessed the warmth, compassion, generosity, and modesty of this accomplished man.  He will be missed by all who knew him – and, unknowingly, by countless millions who can understand what is spoken on television and in film thanks to Dr. de Satnick’s contributions to Closed Captioning for the Hearing Impaired.  In lieu of flowers, donations to any of these charities in Dr. de Satnick’s name would be warmly appreciated. 

Online condolences may be left at:  www.bolesfuneralhome.com

Dr. de Satnick’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.


Boles Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.in Pinehurst is assisting the family.

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