F. John 'Jack' Sarty
F. John "Jack" Sarty, 84, of Bradenton, died Feb. 8.
Born in Medford, Mass., Mr. Sarty moved to Manatee County from Medford, N.J., in 1989. He was retired from national sales manager from Columbia Research Laboratories in Philadelphia, Pa. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He attended Boston University School of Music. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Norwood, Mass.; the Musician Union for more than 20 years, and was past president and head seasonal bell ringer for Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club. He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Bradenton, where he was the church pianist.
Memorial services were Feb. 11 at the church, with a military honor detail present from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Memorial contributions may be made to Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1215, Holmes Beach FL 34218. Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife of 60 years Thelma; daughters Carol Hickey of Bel Air, Md., Dorothy Stark of Washington, Pa., and Chris Witts of Marlton, N.J.; sister Barbara Bacon of Winchester, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.