Douglas Paul Satterblom

  • Wednesday September 8, 2010
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June 29, 1961 �" August 13, 2010

Douglas Paul Satterblom passed away at his home in San Francisco, on Friday, August 13, 2010, after a short battle with Ewing's Sarcoma. He was 49.

Doug was born in Wisconsin on June 29, 1961, and raised in Southern California. After receiving a BS from USC where he spent a semester in Madrid, Spain, Doug went on to earn an MBA from Indiana University. He worked as an Analyst at Levi Strauss in San Francisco for a number of years, and most recently as a Director at Charles Schwab.

Doug approached life with vigor and stamped his and every life he touched with an inimitable style. He enjoy cooking, mid-century modern artifacts and vintage pottery, driving a very big Cadillac; cardboard sword fights with his nieces and nephews, and any good time in almost any bar. Doug was also a craftsman and woodworker who made beautiful furniture.

Doug was a passionate supporter of the arts, including the opera, ballet, symphony, modern dance performances, live music, and City Arts and Lectures programs. Doug enjoyed traveling far and wide, surfing, and cycling. In 2009, he rode every mile from San Francisco to LA for AIDS/LifeCycle. At the time of his cancer diagnosis, he was training for the 2010 ride.

Doug was a champion donor and fund-raiser for the causes he honored. Donations may be made in his name to the two foundations he loved the most, AIDS/LifeCycle and the Surfrider Foundation. A memorial gathering in San Francisco will be held Sunday, September 19, 2010.