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William David Saturno passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut.
Bill was born on December,16,1969, at Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall, New York. Bill was a graduate of Washingtonville High School, Washingtonville, New York; Orange County Community College, Middletown, New York and SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York.Bill is survived by his beloved parents Bill Saturno and Mona Price Saturno of Kingman, Maine; sister Stephanie Saturno of Friendwood, Texas; his life partner Jessica Grey, of Waterbury, CT; her son Jeffrey Wayne Haegler of Rochester, NY, her daughter Hannah Renae Haegler and granddaughter, Anissa Alice Humbert of Dover Plains, NY, her parents Betsy Dedrick and Harold Way of Dover Plains, NY, several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Bill was passionate about music which led to successful stints in the radio industry, audio production and as a band manager. From college radio stations at SUNY Orange and New Paltz, air talent at WKOJ (now WRRV), internship at WRKI to promotions director, his tireless work earned him the nickname “Promo Dog”. His quiet direction, astute understanding of pop culture, business acumen, and front line knowledge helped him guide several successful bands, artists and all who worked with him.

Bill was a recognized Makerspace Evangelist with 15 years experience in the Makerspace community. He began researching makerspaces and hackerspaces in 2006 after attending a “HOPE” conference. His drive and passion for mentoring people of all ages led him to be the co-founder and President of CT Hackerspace in Watertown, CT, in 2010, create over 20 makerspaces across the state, and brought him to the White House for the creation of the “Nation of Makers.” He brought his experience to the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford, CT, as the STEM Director.

There is a void that won’t ever be filled and he will be truly missed by his family, friends and all whom he touched and influenced throughout the years

There will be no services. The family has requested that donations be made at www.CTHackerspace.com.