OBITUARY

Dr. John A. Sarko

August 8, 1959December 23, 2014
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John A. Sarko, M.D., 55, of Mesa, passed away on December 23, 2014. John was born on August 8, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Daniel John and Mary T. (Mazzella) Sarko.

John completed his education at Case Western Reserve in Ohio, California State University at Dominguez Hills, and Creighton University (School of Medicine) in Nebraska. John was an Emergency Room physician at Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix. He also taught at the University of Arizona medical school and has published and co-published numerous medical articles. Not only totally dedicated to his family, John was committed to his work in the ER, his teachings to medical students, his love for the St. Louis Cardinals, karate and Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, and his never ending passion for trains.

John married Genowefa “Aga” Korbus on November 2, 1996. Aga is the love of his life. Their family was complete with the arrivals of Peter and Allison, whom John cherished with all his heart.

John is survived by his adoring wife of 18 years, Aga Sarko; daughter, Allison Sarko; son, Peter Sarko; father, Daniel Sarko; mother, Mary Sarko; sisters, Barbara Carmichael (Martin) and Patricia Sarko (Dan Whelan); nieces and nephews, Brittany Brimo (Robert Lanier), Thomas Carmichael, Agnieszka Lewicki (Piotr), Ania Zuk (Przemek), Daniel Lewicki, and Mateusz Lewicki; and best friends, Beth and Kim Hoang and Steve and Barbara Stapczynski. John is also survived by many cousins and friends.

A visitation for John will be held on Sunday, December, 28, from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, 6747 East Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona 85206. Funeral Services will be at 2:00pm at Mariposa Gardens with burial immediately following at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park. Family invites all friends for a reception following the burial, at Mariposa Gardens.

Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care. Please visit www.MariposaGardens.com to leave a tribute to John.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 28, 2014
REMEMBERING

Dr. John A. Sarko

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Mary Sarko

August 8, 2018

Happy Birthday, John. No macs today, but a chocolate cream pie is ready for you.
You are never far from us, always in our thoughts. We feel your presence and that makes us smile.

Mary Sarko

May 12, 2018

Remembering my favorite Mothers Day gift...May, 2014, you were well enough to come for Sunday dinner. I still recall opening the door and there you were...and you were able to eat the macs!

PATRICIA SARKO

March 12, 2018

Another day, another time I reach for the phone and then it hits me. It doesn't get easier. Thinking of you all the time and the tears still fall. Life is so not fair.

January 16, 2018

Thinking of you today, John. Miss you.

December 11, 2017

It really doesn't get easier, John. We just get through the days. Still think of you every single day. Love & Miss you. Till we meet again.

Ken Daniels

September 19, 2017

Just thinking about you today buddy...I'll see you again some day....

September 16, 2017

I miss you every day, I always will

December 24, 2016

2 years today John.

My favorite Mothers Day gift was the Sunday you were well enough to come for Sunday dinner. May 2014

August 10, 2016

Happy Birthday, John. Dad and I miss you more each day...doesn't get any easier but we know you are looking over us and keeping the memories.

Sean Fitzgerald

August 8, 2016

I am absolutely devastated... I was going to wish him a Happy Birthday today --

Mary, Daniel (but you'll always be "Mr and Mrs Sarko" to me), Barbara, Patty and Aga (and their kids) -- I'm so, so sorry for not being able to be with him, or even to say hello..... or good bye.

I miss you -- you were always a phone call away.

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