Orland Funeral Home


John T Sadler

August 1, 1965February 9, 2021

John T. Sadler, age 55, of Homer Glen at rest February 9, 2021. Beloved husband of Karen Sadler. Loving father of Bethany and Rebecca Sadler. Dear brother of Donna, Caroline, and Tina. Many loving nephews and cousins and lifelong best friend of Michael Wallace. John graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California with a degree in International Finance. He was an extremely proud and dedicated employee of Home Depot Inc. for over 30 years. A Memorial Visitation will be held Friday February 12 from 3 PM to 8 PM at Orland Funeral Home 9900 W. 143rd. St., Orland Park. Interment will take place privately. In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Orland Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation. For further information please call (708) 460-7500.


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Donna Williams

February 14, 2021

John, you were the best brother any sister could ask for. Lucky for you, there were three of us! I am going to miss you, our talks, our friendship, your stories and your love and laughter of life. God bless and Rest In Peace.

Magdalena Vargas

February 13, 2021

Sadler Family and Friends, My deepest condolences for the loss of John and our thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with you all.

I had the pleasure of knowing John for the 3years I worked at the Oak Lawn Home Depot and he was a great man.

He will be missed by many at HD! RIP John.

Shawn Mintz

February 13, 2021

I've known John since applying to Home Depot in 2005; but did not get to work with him until he came to Oak Lawn in 2013. Over the years working with him I learned a little bit of everything from him. He was tough, but fair...overall a good person once you got to know him, and I'm glad I did.

Gonna miss you


Brittanie Hornsby

February 12, 2021

I work for The Home Depot as an overnight merchandiser and had the pleasure of meeting John once I joined the team that serviced his store. The first thing that caught my attention was that deep deep voice of his! Definitely the tone of a strong leader. He was always a respectful and kind man and I definitely felt the hurt in my heart when I heard of his passing. May God bless him and keep his family comforted in this hard time and may they know he's not in pain and he's always by their side.

Kevin Ealy

February 12, 2021

I have so many but 1 was: one day I was the closing manager on duty, john called me and said come to the back of the building at the North Ave store, this was about 2pm i said what's up big john he said kev you know i come in through this door every morning right I responded yeah he said the back was tore up from the floor up I said I just got here he said Dont Matter I dont care if the building is on fire a tornado touched down in the middle of the store or your on vacation out of the country the door I come in area needs to be clean & clear I just looked at him he smiled and said MAKE IT HAPPEN. He had a charismatic spirit about himself who guided me to becoming the manager I am today a Tremendous person with a Booming voice
But I made sure that area was clean & clear if I was off I was calling had associates sending me pictures and everything.

Mike Wallace

February 12, 2021

The kindest man that I will ever know. You were loved by so many and your love for your family was endless. You had a heart of gold and were always there to help or just listen. Your advice was always honest and straightforward. Do the right thing, you need to fix this, or you need to figure it out we’re words that have been shared with so many of us that love you. If everyone had just one friend like you the world would be a better place. You were the rock for your family and the rock for so many friends, family members, and Home Depot family members. Somehow we will get through this tragic loss and we will draw from your strength which was endless. I love you with all my heart and will see you on the other side. Until then, Rest In Peace my brother.

Steven Friedman

February 12, 2021

John was the best manager ever happy and out going. He will be truly missed. May he Rest In Peace.

Bernadette Ohare

February 11, 2021

John was one of the best managers we ever had. Thoughtful, fair, friendly so hard working. And working with Becca was so fun also. My sincerest and deepest sympathies to all his friends and family.

Joy Martin

February 11, 2021


You will always have a special place in my heart. You weren't just a manager, but also a friend. I appreciate everything you have done for me, and all your hard work to make #1955 what it is today.

I will miss seeing you, hearing your voice, and most of all your walks through the Garden Dept. No matter what my day was like, you always listened to me, and had something to say to make my day better. You were always glad to hear my good news, and turned my bad news around to something better.

I started working at Home Depot in the Spring. You weren't there when I started, but once I met you, you became the best manager I ever had. Hard to imagine you not being there to hand me my 10 Year Anniversary Badge and souvenir cup next month.

Spring will never be the same without you.

Joy Martin
Oak Lawn Home Depot

Thomas Sadler

February 11, 2021

John: You were a great husband, father and provider. Which is why I named you my "Ultimate" nephew. You worked hard and earned your Home Depot growth. You became one of their finest managers. Your style caused your stores to excel as evidenced this past Covid year where your Evergreen Park store placed #1 out of 104 stores during the 2nd and 3rd quarters. During the past 8 yrs., your accomplishments were overshadowed by your illness. Remember telling us stories about these occasions as only you could. You could always tell a great story. You were always upbeat. You always held a strong belief that you would get a kidney for transplant. Remember the several times it almost happened and then the opportunity fell through. You were down, dejected, but you pulled yourself up and renewed your belief that your health would improve. In spite of these setbacks you were always the same guy we loved. Your rehab went quickly with a few hiccups. The arrow was pointing up. You began planning a Hawaii trip with Karen. You built up your physical stamina and returned to the Oak Lawn store on Feb. 1st. The world of John was very good. Then, suddenly last week your body gave out and you left us. Why did this happen? You did not deserve this. You paid the price many times for something good. We are left trying to understand, but we cannot. There are no answers that satisfy us. You will always be our John who made a deep impression on us all. I love you John! You were one of my sons! Uncle Tom