A memorial service for Dr. Roy I. Satre Jr., a former Rochester Institute of Technology vice president and dean of Niagara County Community College, was held Thursday in Anderson, S.C.
Satre, 65, died Monday in South Carolina after an extended illness.
He was president of Community College of the Finger Lakes, in Hopewell, Ontario County, from 1967 to 1971, the year he joined RIT. Satre served as a professor and dean of RIT's former Institute College, now the College of Applied Science and Technology, for nine years before becoming vice president for academic affairs. He held that title for 18 months and retired in 1981.
"Roy was not only a close personal friend but a friend to many people in the Rochester community," said RIT President M. Richard Rose. "He helped shape the RIT we have today."
A native of Rockford, Ill., Satre also taught science and graduate studies at Geneseo State College for 14 years. He was dean of Niagara County Community College from 1964 to 1967.
Satre served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received master's and doctorate degrees from Syracuse University. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1977 as a lieutenant colonel after 34 years of active and reserve duty.
He is survived by his wife, Marian.