Thomas R. Sadler, 88, of Red Lion, PA, died at his home on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. He was born in Street, MD to his late parents, William E. and Anna P. (Beason) Sadler. He was married to the late Margaret Lucille Sadler who died in 2020.
Thomas proudly served his country as a member of the Air Force, receiving an honorable discharge at the rank of staff sergeant. While in the Air Force, he met and married the love of his life, Margaret on January 18, 1958. After his military service, he returned to the area and began working as a mason. Thomas was a hard worker; he was a mason, he drove milk truck, fuel truck and even worked as a cemeterian at Emory United Methodist Church as well as various other cemeteries in Harford and York counties.
Faith was important to Thomas. He worshiped at Baptist View Regular Baptist Church in Forest Hill, MD. One of the greatest joys of Thomas’s life was being able to spend time with his family and friends. His family will always remember that he had a piece of hard candy to share in his pocket and a toothpick in the corner of his mouth. He also enjoyed music of many different kinds, especially gospel music.
He is survived by one daughter, Cynthia (Bradley) Stermer, of Felton, PA, and three grandchildren, Jarrod (Lindsay) Taylor, of Milton, PA, Rachel Stermer, of Fairfax, VA and Jesse Stermer, of Felton, PA. He loved and cherished his two great-granddaughters, Cordelia and Vivian Taylor. One sister, Kathleen Smith, of Fallston, MD also survives Thomas.
In addition to his wife and parents, Thomas was predeceased by three brothers and one sister; Lloyd, Robert, Leon and Shirley.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 12:30-1:30 pm at Emory United Methodist Church, 911 Cherry Hill Rd, Street, MD 21154. A funeral service will begin promptly at 1:30 with Pastors Stephen Smith and Randall Williams co-officiating. Interment will immediately follow the funeral at Emory Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the United States Air Force Honor Guard at the grave.