Lemon Bay Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2 Buchans Landing, Englewood, FL


John D. Sarles

July 29, 1945January 6, 2020

John (Jack) Dennis Sarles passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 at home, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle against colon cancer. He was 74.

Jack was born in Norwood, MA, to Robert Sarles and Lydia Gallagher on July 29, 1945.

He was a dedicated and loving husband to Marilyn (Lynn) Sarles, the best father to Shannon Brady and her husband Edward and an exceptional “Grampy” to Erin Brady. He is also survived by his brother Robert J. Sarles, sisters Karen McGinness, Pamela Carey, Victoria Brodbeck and many loving nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967 and eventually joined the Greenburgh (NY) Police Department in 1972. He was one of the first Greenburgh officers to become a police officer/paramedic and he met his wife of 26 years there. He retired as a Lieutenant in 1995.

Jack and Lynn lived in Englewood since 1994 and have been active members of the Myakka Pines Golf Club, where Jack had a hole-in-one on March 18, 2013. They also spent many years traveling in Britain, Europe and the United States with family and friends. Jack and Lynn even celebrated a recent wedding anniversary by going skydiving.

In addition to golf and traveling, Jack enjoyed cooking and entertaining, cheering on the New York Yankees and Florida Gators football and generally breaking everyone’s chops.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am, with a reception to follow. Remembrances can be made to Southeastern Guidedogs, www.guidedogs.org, The Doug Jacobson Residents Fund, Inc. www.dougjacobsonresidentsfund.com or a charity of one’s choice.


18 February

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Sarasota National Cemetery

Sarasota, FL


John D. Sarles

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Darrel and Merle Vansickle

January 24, 2020

We would like to extend our sympathy to Lynn and all of Jack's family. He always had a smile on his face, and we all will miss him at Myakka. Wishing all of you peace, love, and strength through this difficult time.
Darrel and Merle

Mike Trzaska

January 11, 2020

Jack was the best man I ever met.
Mike Trzaska

Mike and Peggy Piedimonte

January 10, 2020

We will always remember the good times......
Rest In Peace, Jack

Mike & Peggy

Bill Devlin

January 8, 2020

Jack was one of the first people that I got to know when I arrived at GPD and we ended up working together again and again throughout our careers.
Jack was more than a fellow police officer and medic but was a true friend , he even came to our first home to help make repairs and improvements when I was less than handy with home improvements .
As a supervisor he showed me how to be a compassionate and professional leader. I took his example to help form my own style as I followed in his footsteps.
Liz and I can only say how sorry we are to say farewell, and offer our sincere condolences to Lynn, Shannon and family.
With our deepest sympathy;
Liz(Betty) and Bill Devlin

Roger Botelson

January 8, 2020

Always full of fun and upbeat, the world is a lesser place!