OBITUARY

Alton James Sadler

December 6, 1941April 15, 2018
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Alton James “Jim” Sadler of Davidsonville died peacefully on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at home after a long battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. He was born in Annapolis on December 6, 1941, to Alton Taylor and Marie Sadler of Eastport. Jim was the nephew of the late “Cap’n” Herbie Sadler, founder of Sadler’s Seafood in Eastport, and Charles E. Sadler, proprietor of Sadler’s Hardware on City Dock. He was a 1959 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School. In 1963, he received an Associate in Business Administration and in 1965, a Bachelor of Commercial Science, both from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, D.C. In 1966, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served four years during the Vietnam Conflict, including time on the destroyer USS Holder. In 2007, he retired as Treasurer of ARINC after 42 years. Jim was a member of the Fleet Reserve Club, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose, the National Rifle Association, and the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his free time hunting, fishing, shucking oysters, and working in his yard. He also enjoyed attending Orioles and Ravens games. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a great friend to all who knew him. Jim was predeceased by his parents and by his wife of 52 years, Donna Lee Sadler, who passed away January 19, 2018. He is survived by daughter, Rie Sadler and husband Jim Jones of Catonsville; son Will Sadler and wife Riki of Scottsdale, Arizona; grandson Jesse Barna of Davidsonville; brother Bill Sadler, of Davidsonville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be Monday, April 23, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at John M. Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis, Maryland. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, AMVETS, Civil War Trust, or the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • FAMILY

  • Donna Lee Sadler, Wife
  • Rie Sadler, Daughter
  • Will Sadler, Son
  • Jim Jones, Son-in-law
  • Riki Sadler, Daughter-in-law
  • Jesse Barna, Grandson
  • Bill Sadler, Brother
  • Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services

23 April

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER ST
ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401

23 April

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER ST
ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401

24 April

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am

John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER ST
ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401

24 April

Committal Service

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Cedar Bluff Cemetery

Washington and Northwest Street
ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401

REMEMBERING

Alton James Sadler

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Kathy Mogelinski

April 19, 2018

Jimmy was one of the first people I met when I came to ARINC 36 years ago - I was fresh out of college and pretty green. He was like a dad and a mentor for many years and he is one of the best people I have ever met - he always had time for me and everyone else and was the ARINC archives for all of us trying to learn! He was missed greatly when he retired and he will be my fondest memory when i retire someday! Prayers for Rie and Will for comfort and peace.

Judith Matiz Conway

April 19, 2018

Our Dad, Cristobal used to go to Sadler's and I think that my interest in exploring and buying in hardware stores was prompted by Sadlers great display of their wares. Thank you for the nice memories you brought back. Condolences to all of the family. Judith Matiz Conway.

Marion and Butch Counts

April 18, 2018

To all of Jimmy's family which we grew to know by the joy he shared in conversation with Marion and I of how bless he and Donna were to have such a close loving family.
Our deepest Condolence's - our thoughts and prayers- Gods Blessing
Our Spring visits with our good friend will surely be in our memory forever
All of the phone and emails that we shared about everyday happening and the adventures he enjoyed with family
REST IN PEACE ----- Marion and Butch

Dan Chesley

April 18, 2018

It seems like yesterday that Jim and I were young sailors . We had so many good times, along with fellow shipmates, James (Pappy) Moore, Rudolf Jacobs, Harry (Doofuss) Whitehead, the list goes on. Now I'm the last one of the old gang left.
Jim was like a brother to me and we stayed in touch over 50 plus years. I feel such a heavy loss at his passing. But deep down I know my brothers suffering is over and that he's in a better place with his beloved wife Donna. I pray that the Good Lord will bring comfort to Rie and Will and all those who knew and loved Jim.
Jim, save a place for me on the mess deck, I'll be there in awhile.

Rie Sadler

April 18, 2018

I love you so much, Daddy. You fought for so long and so valiantly. You are my hero and I will miss you until my dying day. Give Mom a hug and a kiss for me. Tell Nannie and Pop that I love and miss them. And scratch Trouble behind the ears for me.

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