Howard Satin

Obituary of Howard Satin

Satin, Howard, 76, of Tampa, passed away May 26th. Born in Stamford, CT, Howard was raised in Tavares, FL. He graduated from Tavares High School, class of 1963, where he lettered in football and baseball, later playing baseball at the collegiate level. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture, and later received his master's degree in Education from the University of Tampa. For 32 years he was a mentor to many Hillsborough County students during his teaching career.

His career started at Greco Jr. High before teaching at Buchanan Jr. High.  As the original agriculture teacher at Gaither High School, he launched the agriculture program and built the largest FFA chapter in the state of Florida. As a tribute to his retirement in 2001 from Gaither, Hillsborough County Schools re-named the Gaither High agricultural complex in Howard’s honor.

Howard was known to many as ‘Coach Satin’ for 15 years at Forest Hills Pony Baseball.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roger Satin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jeannie; children, Kim Satin Smith (Steve), Sam Satin (Kristen), Jeff Satin (Kristin); grandchildren Jarrod and Nicole Smith, Mason and Carson Satin, Maddy and Eva Satin; sister, Nancy Frydman; and many other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, Howard’s family request memorial donations be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Foundation.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11am at First Baptist Church of Tampa; 302 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, followed by interment at Garden of Memories Memorial Park, Tampa. Visit his online guestbook at

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11:00 am
Saturday, June 4, 2022
First Baptist Church of Tampa
302 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, Florida, United States
(813) 251-2425


Garden of Memories
4207 E Lake Ave
Tampa, Florida, United States
(813) 626-3161
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