Longtime northern Virginia realtor Jerry Sardone died May 21 of COVID-19-related pneumonia, according to family members. He was 85.
Sardone was born in Rochester, New York, on Jan. 13, 1935.
He served with honor on the Montgomery County Police Department in the late 1950s and the early 1960s as a member of the Bethesda (Second District) Traffic Squad. He left the department and found his calling in real estate and completed more than 50 years in the business. He helped people buy and sell real estate in Fairfax County and Loudoun County from 1968 until his death.
In his personal life, Sardone was a lifetime member of Omega Tau Rho, served in the National Guard, was a world record holder in the International Game Fish Association, nature conservationist and a nationally and world-ranked squash player and coach. He had a love for music, travel, and spent many a happy year with his late wife, Fay, doing the things that they loved as well as working side-by-side at the business they started, Jerry Sardone Realty.
Sardone was beloved by his friends and family, had a great sense of humor and made quite a character about town.
Preceded in death by his parents Joseph G. Sardone and Lillian Natalie Sardone, he is survived by his sister, Janet Lee Owens; two sons, Jerry Jr. and James; four step-children, Laurie, Alan, Karen, Lyn; three nieces, Corrine, Suzette, Julie; nephew Michael; and 16 grandchildren -- all of whom he loved dearly and always talked about. He will be missed by many.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations can be made in Sardone's name to the Montgomery County Police Alumni Association, Inc. -- Benevolent Fund, P.O.Box 431, Damascus, MD 20872-0431.
Due to the restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no memorial services at this time.
Obituary infromation taken from Adams-Green Funeral Home.