Rhythm & Blues - Swing - Rockabilly - Early & Vintage Jazz - Rock & Roll - Jump
January 13th, 2011 - The Annapolis Evening Capital - Michael J. Sarli
Michael J. Sarli, of Annapolis, died peacefully January 9 in Philadelphia, Pa. from complications related to a brain tumor.
He was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in West Harrison, N.Y., where he attended White Plains High School. Mike was a US Marine Corps aviator during World War II. He had a long and productive career at the Federal Aviation Administration, retiring in 1992 as Air Traffic Control Chief at Baltimore Washington International Airport.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey J. Sarli, who died in 2006.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Victoria; two children, Michael S. Sarli and wife Paula of Fairfax, Va., and Mary Ellen Porreca and husband Jeffery of Philadelphia, Pa.; and five grandchildren, Evan M. Sarli and wife Paula Mattison Sarli of Glen Burnie, Matthew S. Sarli of West Norriton, Pa., Benjamin W. Sarli of Annapolis, and Sebastian W. Porreca and Frances Porreca, both of Philadelphia, Pa.
A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11am, Friday January 14, 2011 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Severna Park, MD. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to VNA In Patient Hospice of Philadelphia, Falls Center, 3300 Henry Avenue 6th floor, Philadelphia PA 19129.
The Washington Area Music Association honored Jeff with a Special Achievement award at The 21st Annual WAMMIES at The State Theatre, 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia on Sunday, February 18th, 2007.
Jeff Sarli died in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 of complications of kidney disease. Jeff moved to Nashville in January of 2006 and was working steady in the Nashville music scene and touring nationally and internationally with a number of artists. He had been on dialysis for about eight weeks and was being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Jeff was 48. Please feel free to post a message or memories on Jeff's guest book page.
A memorial service for Jeff Sarli was held on Monday, September 11th, 2006 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, located in Severna Park, Maryland.
Contributions in Jeff's honor may be made to the MusiCares Foundation. MusiCares will send an acknowledgement letter to Jeff's family and to the donor. Please mail checks to:
ATTN: Debbie Carroll
1904 Wedgewood Avenue
"MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music industry."