MECHANICVILLE - Paul Satiroff, 92, lifelong resident of East St., Riverside, died Tuesday, March 14th, at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell, Valatie, NY, after an extended illness. Born May 20, 1930, he was the son of the late John and Olga Satiroff. He has lived in the same residence since his birth, something most people don’t do. Schooled in Mechanicville, Paul enlisted in the US Army, served in the Republic of South Korea for over a year, and was assigned to the graves registration company, taking care of killed in action soldiers during his tenure.
Paul was a custodian for the Stillwater Central School district for 15 years, retiring in 1996. Previously he worked at the former West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co. for 20 years, and Saratoga Board Mills.
Paul enjoyed his gardens, giving away vegetables to his family and friends. He loved all sports, especially the Boston Red Sox, and bragged to anyone who would listen to him about his team’s 3 World Series Championships. In August, he could regularly be found at the flat and harness tracks in Saratoga. In the Fall he enjoyed watching his NY Giants. Paul was known by so many people, as the man walking north/south from Riverside to the City, wearing his favorite Railroad Hat, with a bag of goodies in his arm. He loved the conversation with all whom he encountered.
Though never married, Paul looked after his parents, and siblings and was ready to give all advice, praise and/or criticism to all. A tall, quiet man, just a swell guy from the “Island”.
In addition to his parents, predeceased by his sisters: Anna Satiroff, Elizabeth (Liz) Clothier, brother-in-law Ross Clothier, and brothers: Tony, Michael, Matthew, and Paul’s twin Johnny Satiroff. Survivors include his niece, Jacqueline Clothier Bryan, her two sons Dean and Adam (Krista) Bryan, along with friends, neighbors, and best friend and caretaker Ed Griffen. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 28th at Noon at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St, Mechanicville, with military honors burial to follow at Saratoga National Cemetery. A calling hour will be observed 11AM till the Noon service. The family and Ed would like to thank the staff at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell for their dedication and service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the patient’s activity fund at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell, 3230 Church St., Valatie, NY 12184.