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Dr. Arnold J. Sattler Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1931 - 2010

Dr. Arnold Joseph Sattler, 79, Gallipolis, Ohio passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. Dr. Sattler was born January 18, 1931 in Munich, Germany. He attended school at St. Paul in Wolfsberg, Austria, a 900 year old Catholic monastery. He pursued a medical degree at the Medical University of Vienna and graduated in 1957. He took his boards and completed multiple residencies through out the United States from 1957-1962.

In 1965 he married Gabriele Renate Sattler and together they moved to Kabul, Afghanistan to complete a two-year service with CARE-MEDICO to train Afghani doctors. Dr. Sattler reached Kabul by purchasing a Volkswagen Bug and driving it from Vienna, Austria, through Turkey and Iran finally reaching Kabul, Afghanistan (both car and doctor arrived in excellent condition.) Upon completion of the term of service they moved to the United States where Dr. Sattler completed his Board Certification in Internal Medicine. He then began practicing internal medicine, finally settling in Gallipolis, Ohio in 1966, where he and Gabriele began raising a family. There he joined the Holzer Medical Plaza and practiced for over 30 years, followed by a further 9 years at Holzer Clinic. In 1992 he proudly became an American citizen. He retired in 2003 and enjoyed many wonderful trips to Austria with his loving wife, RuthAnn Sattler (Luman) (married in January 21, 2000).

Dr. Sattler is survived by his wife, RuthAnn Sattler, Gallipolis, Ohio; son, Dr. Alexander Sattler, Vienna, Austria; daughter, Tanja M. Sattler, San Francisco, CA; son Dr. Andrew C. Sattler (Sukey), Puyallup, WA; former wife, Gabriele R. Sattler, Boulder, CO; step-daughter Lori A. Russell (Greg); step-son Samuel A. Hamilton (Beth); grandchildren Greg, Samantha, MaryBeth, and Nate Russell; Corey, Claire, and Claudia Hamilton; sisters Flora Schweiger (Herrman), Waidhofen, Austria, Rosemarie Feigel (Peter), Gallneukirchen, Austria; close friends Dr. Sigismund Harder, Guido Girolami, Dr. Rod Hojat, Norbert Grytzka (Erika) Lohmar, Germany; Special care giver Dee Clagg.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010 at St. Louis Catholic Church, 85 State Street, Gallipolis with Msgr. William Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Tyn Rhos Cemetery near Rio Grande.

Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Ave., Gallipolis on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Prayer service will be held at 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask that memorial donations be sent to:

Ohio Valley Symphony(

P.O. Box 781 Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 or


P.O. Box 1871 Merrifield, Virginia 22116-9753.

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There are currently 18 condolences.

Gloria Salisbury
Tuesday March 2, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Ruth Ann Sorry to hear about Dr. Sattler. We will miss him dearly. He was a good man and a caring Doctor.
Robin Billings
Monday February 15, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Andrew and Tanja--I know we haven't talked in years, but my Mom shared this sad news with me today. Just wanted to let you know that I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Sandy and John Troester
Sunday February 7, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Dear Ruth Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. John and I were with you in spirit. At this time I am living out of town and am unable to be there in person. I remember Andy and his love of good wine! He always made John and i feel welcome. That was his gift to others, the ability to make others feel warm and welcome. Know that our prayers are with you. Sandy and John
Angela Ramey Moore
Sunday February 7, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Tanja, I wanted you to know that I am deeply sorry for your loss. I was quite sad to hear of your father's passing.
Nabil Fahmy
Saturday February 6, 2010 at 12:52 PM

May God give you peace and strength

Thursday February 4, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Dear Ruth Ann, I cherish the memory of our Holzer Nursing Class of 1964 Reunion we had at your home. Andy was so warm and welcoming and seemed to enjoy himself with this gang of "Old School" nurses. I know it's so hard to say Goodbye. Peace and Love, Joyce Gloeckner Badgley
Christian Scott
Thursday February 4, 2010 at 10:27 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you. He was a wonderful person and a great doctor, I always enjoyed our visits.

Thursday February 4, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Ruth Ann: Just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you. Dr. Sattler always made our job pleasant when we worked for him. Love & prayers Shirley Wallace
Penny & Randy Simpson
Thursday February 4, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Ruth I am so sorry to hear about Andy. We knew he had been ill. He will truly be missed. We had planned on coming to the viewing but I had to leave work before we found out when the viewing would be. Andy was truly a sweet man. If there is anything we can do please don't hesitate to call. A dear friend will be missed. Our thoughts are with you and the family.
Angie Elliott-Steger
Thursday February 4, 2010 at 8:03 AM

Love and prayers to the Sattler family during this difficult time. Andrew, I've not seen you in years, send me an email sometime so we can catch up. I hope you will cherish the memories you have of your father and that they may comfort you always.
Sue Francis
Thursday February 4, 2010 at 7:17 AM

RuthAnn, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sue
Sharon (Tawney) Wright
Thursday February 4, 2010 at 7:11 AM

I was so sorry to hear about Dr. Sattler's passing and am thinking of you all at this time. I certainly remember Andrew as he was a good friend of my son's and it was a pleasure to have him visit us when they were in school. Again, so sorry to hear about his passing.
Pam Davis
Wednesday February 3, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers
Wednesday February 3, 2010 at 4:29 PM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Sattler. I worked with him in the clinic and I really enjoyed the little talks we would have. He made everyone feel special just like he was, a very special man. Keep looking up the Lord loves you and keep your faith in the Lord for strength. Patty and Rick Thomas
Shirley Horn
Wednesday February 3, 2010 at 11:10 AM

So sorry for your loss.I have thought of him a lot over the past few years. I really liked him. I am sure your loss is great.Ruth, take care...
Molly O'Rourke
Tuesday February 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your father, husband passing away. As I have told Andrew, the Sattlers, especially Dr. Sattler, made a significant impact on my life. Your family's love of history, art, music, and other cultures influenced my life path. I'll forever remember him and the family for that gift. I'll be thinking of you all.

Tuesday February 2, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Ruthie,Thinking of you today and your sorrow,I will be praying for your and your family.May God Bless you .Love always Janice
Melinda Ramey Norman
Monday February 1, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Tonya, I am sorry for your loss. I know it has been decades since we have seen each other. I will keep your family in my prayers. My deepest sympathy, Melinda Ramey Norman, GAHS '86

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