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Craig E. Satterfield

May 15, 1950 ~ November 09, 2022

Craig E. Satterfield, 72, of Vero Beach passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the VNA Hospice House.

Craig was born May 15, 1950 in Glendale, California to Edward and Louise (nee’ Saddler) Satterfield. Thus began a life of adventure and exploration. He was an accomplished photographer, author, business owner, cruise expert, lecturer and world traveler. Earlier in his life he worked as a professional photographer and interviewer in Hollywood, California. He then moved to Hawaii and opened a chain of record stores. Later he would begin his successful career as a travel agent. He was one of the first “cruise only agents” in the country. He was a member of CLIA: Cruise Lines International Association and received their rare & highest membership honor of Elite Cruise Counselor Scholar. He became so successful in the industry that he felt the need to help other agents build up their brands. He presented seminars at Cruise World, hosted a weekly travel agent chat and authored a book “Confessions of a Cruise Scholar.”

When he wasn’t selling cruises he was busy enjoying them. He traveled all over the world seeing the best of what it had to offer. Though he visited many places his favorite were the Greek Isles.

Craig is survived by his grandson, James Satterfield of Milan, Tennessee and his fiancée, Cindy White of Vero Beach, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Satterfield and son, Erick Satterfield.

A celebration of Craig’s life is planned for a later date. The family then plans to scatter his remains in the ocean so he can continue sailing seas which were such an amazing part of his life.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Millennium Cremation Service of Vero Beach. Friends would like to share a fond memory of Craig or condolences for his family may do so at


Debbie Malloy

November 19, 2022, 10:42 pm

My dear dear friend of 25 years.
We met in Hawaii when he & his wife were my downstairs neighbors. We continued our friendship even when they moved to Las Vegas & then Vero Beach. Such a kind, generous, giving soul who was always positive & upbeat. His smile was infectious. We had plans this winter in Vero Beach & to take a cruise. I still am in shock & waiting for you to call me or text me. Thanks for being in my life!! A hu’i Hou

Much aloha & love.Debbie
Cruising in heaven now with your loved ones. RIP

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