OBITUARY

David James Satel

December 6, 1949January 12, 2013
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David James Satel was born on December 6, 1949 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. At a young age, his family moved to Burbank, CA. During his school years, David attended John Muir Jr. High, Burbank High and Pierce Community College. David served in the US Army after high school. At the age of 21, during a summer visit to Canada to help his parents open a restaurant, his mother sent him over to the nearby fruit stand to pick up some fresh produce to bake some pies… and there he met the love of his life and soul mate, Sandy while picking fresh cherries. After returning to Burbank and months of correspondence with Sandy, he returned back to Canada to pick up her up in his 1941 Ford Panel truck and they started their life together in Burbank, CA. David and Sandy married in December 1972. With his love, passion and intellect, David started a vending machine repair business, David’s Vending Sales & Repair, out of the garage of his Burbank home. In 1974, David’s Vending relocated to his current address at 800 S. San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502. There, David expanded his operations to include the distribution, repair and restoration of vending machine equipment. David enjoyed his time sharing stories, telling jokes, working on his antique cars, surfing during his younger years, riding ATC’s, camping at the beach, restoring antique vending machines, attending car shows and winning awards, visiting TV and movie sets, cruising around in his 1960 Thunderbird and golf cart, driving dignitaries in parades, driving fast, talking and sharing stories, being everyone’s favorite uncle, calling and waking up his kids to make sure they got to school or work on time and fixing things and teaching you along the way. He was a collector of many things. He loved greeting people with a smile and a warm hello, striking up a conversation, asking for a discount and teaching you something new. David loved life. He loved to make people laugh. He always knew how to make people smile and he did it every day. David is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandy, his two children, David and Lisa, his companions, Petey and Candy, family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Mark Standard

July 29, 2013

I will never forget my cousin David. He took me a traumatized little boy and he showed me and taught me how to trust again. He would drive me around in his panel truck telling me jokes and making me laugh. I always looked at David as the father figure that I always wanted and dreamed of having. I just wanted to say thank you and I love you David for everything you did for me.

Marites & Stephen Wesley

January 21, 2013

Although we just met several months ago I appreciated how down to earth David was, his genuineness, and a great sense of humor along with an unwavering dedication towards family. My wife and I wish to express our sincere condolences towards your loss.

Gary Bell

January 21, 2013

When someone close to you becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. I will always cherish that memory.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gay Bell

January 19, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Lana Haddad

January 19, 2013

Dear Sandy, Lisa and David Jr - our hearts are heavy and mourn the loss of David with you. We were fortunate to be able to share his life with you, and will miss his bear hugs and warm smile greatly. Much love,
Eddie, Lana, Natalie, NIcole, Noelle and Eddie Jr Haddad (Las Vegas, NV)

Lori & Hugh Alexander

January 17, 2013

He will always be remembered because great men always are!! Xoxo!

Sunshine Everyday

January 17, 2013

I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Nick Satel

January 17, 2013

The best uncle and friend a kid could ask for. I'll miss you Unc! Til we meet again.

Jeff Nye

January 17, 2013

Sorry for you loss, May God comfort you and the family during this time of sorrow. Love you all.

January 17, 2013

Lisa, Peace and love to you and your family during this difficult time.
Teresa Kasimatis Egan

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