Michael Santer Obituary, Death – Dr. Michael A. Santer, Jr., who was 84 years old and lived in Vienna, West Virginia, passed away at his home on May 20, 2023. He was the first son to be born to the late Dr. Michael A. Santer, Sr. and Regina Santer and was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia. As a cardiologist, he worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Camden Clark Memorial Hospital. Additionally, he was a founding member of Parkersburg Cardiology Associates and served at both hospitals. He gave his service to his country by working as a Navy doctor at Parris Island, South Carolina, providing medical attention to enlistees of the Marine Corps who were getting ready for deployment to Vietnam.
Mike devoted his life to his patients and his family throughout his whole career as a doctor. He took great pride in his profession as a physician and never stopped trying to bring the most recent advances in cardiology to Parkersburg. Mike is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Andrea DiPiero Santer, whom he met while attending Wheeling College. Together, they had two children. On June 20, 1964, the couple tied the knot while Mike was still a student at Georgetown University’s Medical School. During the time that he was finishing up his internship, residency, and fellowship in cardiology, he and his wife had four children: Michael, Christopher, Stephanie, and Andrew.
Sienna, Slater, Solara, Sorenne, Aarden, Kai, Victoria, and Audrey were their eight grandkids that joined the family throughout the course of time. The other members of Mike’s family were his brothers Thomas, Matthew, Joseph, Stephen, and Paul, as well as his sisters Jeannie and Kate. Mike was the oldest. On the Santer side of the family, he was known as Uncle Mike to 18 nieces and nephews, and on the DiPiero side, he had 19. During this difficult time, the family would like to express their gratitude to everyone for their expressions of love and concern.