In Memory

John Sadlier - Class Of 1958 VIEW PROFILE

John Sadlier 2/9/40 11/22/13 John was born February 2, 1940 in Great Falls, Montana to LaVerne and Jerry Sadlier. He was raised in Sunburst, Montana and enjoyed a well rounded childhood becoming an Eagle Scout, ranch hand, band member, and football player. In 1959 he left to attend Carroll College in Helena. In 1961 he moved to the Northwest and graduated from Seattle University where he met his wife Claire (McCarthy) and they were married in 1962. They purchased a home in Fircrest, Washington and he opened his business, Johnstone Supply, in 1964. In 1991 the family moved to Gig Harbor and he continued to grow the business. Along the way John was elected to the Johnstone Supply Cooperative's board of directors where he served nine years, two as the Chairman of the Board. The joy of John's life was family. There were many years of fishing trips, water skiing, soccer games, golfing, and annual trips to Lake Chelan as well as the many extended family gatherings. John's family grew to include two daughters-in-law, Jenifer and Jennifer, and four grandchildren, Sarah, Tyler, Audrey, and Elizabeth. He was so proud of all of them and loved being a part of their lives. John enjoyed traveling and made numerous memorable trips with Claire and friends to Europe over the years. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the many opport-unities to play golf with sons, Scott and Ryan, and friends at Fircrest Golf Club. John was also fortunate to maintain many close friendships with his Seattle University classmates. John's quick smile, generous nature, and easy going manner were his trademarks as a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, coach, businessman, and friend. He was admired by many and will be greatly missed. Survivors include: Claire his wife of 51 years, sons Scott and his wife Jenifer, Ryan and his wife Jennifer, and four grandchildren, Sarah, Tyler, Audrey and Elizabeth Sadlier, many other relatives and friends. Family graveside services have been held and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint James Cathedral in Seattle on Saturday, December 28th at 10:30 am. A reception will follow at the Sorrento Hotel. 

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