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Longboat Key Obituaries: June 29, 2017

Rodger Rohde, Richard Satorius, Joanna Brown, Dana Kampmann and Leo "Fish" Pinkowski died.
by: Katie Johns Community Editor

Rodger Roy Rohde

Rodger Roy Rohde, 75, of Villa Marie Claire in Saddle River, N.J., and formerly Sarasota, died on June 16.

Rodger was born Nov. 17, 1941, to George and Evelyn Rohde. He was the second of five children.

After rising through the ranks of a variety of companies including IFF, Meer Corp. and Gentry, he founded Triarco Industries, a supplier of ingredients for the nutritional supplements industry, in 1978.

He retired in 2012. He sold Triarco to a multinational corporation, which allowed him to spend time on his favorite hobbies, such as reading and boating.

Rodger cherished his family and was known for his knowledge of 1950s music and classic cars, his love of the water and his generosity.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly; children Rodger R. Rohde Jr., Cynthia J. Rohde Shap, Christopher J. Rohde; their spouses; eight grandchildren; siblings Priscilla Kolodziej, Douglas Rohde and Denise Pruitt; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mary Help of Christians Academy at and the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone,, 550 First Ave., N.Y., 10016.


Richard B. Satorius

Richard “Dick” B. Satorius, 97, of St. Paul, Minn., and formerly Bloomington, Ill., Longboat Key, died June 15.

He attended Illinois State University in Normal and Illinois Wesleyan University. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he became the head of the gunnery school for bomber turret crews. After the war, he bought and operated the Davidson Electric contracting business for 36 years. Dick was a board member of the First Christian Church in Bloomington, Ill.

Dick was an avid bridge player all of his adult life. He made many lifelong friends, whom he treasured, including those in his coffee group of more than 50 years. He and his wife, Erma, traveled to many countries together. They would have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in November. He was quick to find humor in everyday living and was generous to friends and strangers in need. He was a frequent anonymous donor. He spent his childhood on a farm, and his habits of waking up early and going to sleep early, practicality and being productive, served him well all his life.

He is survived by his wife, Erma; children Steve, Dan, Marsha Satorius-Fox; their spouses; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned this fall in Bloomington, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Salvation Army, First Christian Church of Bloomington, Ill., or a charity of the donor’s choice.


Leo ‘Fish’ Pinkowski

Leo “Fish” Pinkowski, 77, died June 20.

He was born in Tuczyn, Poland, on Sept. 12, 1939. He, with his parents Roman and Franciska Pinkowski, immigrated to the United States on Oct. 27, 1949. They moved to LaCrosse, Wis., thanks to a family who sponsored them after World War II.

The family relocated to Chicago where Leo attended St. Ignatius High School. He was an avid fisherman, thus earning the nickname “Fish.” Many people, including some of his closest friends, only knew him as Fish, including the titles “Uncle Fish” and “Grandpa Fish.”

He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. After his military service was complete, Fish embarked on a sales career in industrial rubber products, including stints with Nusbaum and Superior, before starting up his own company, Eagle Industrial Supply.

His love of fishing took him to many places, including Arkansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Shelbyville, Tenn., and Alaska. One of his favorite places to fish was Longboat Key, where he and his family spent many vacations.

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