Obituary for George Gus Sardelis

George Gus Sardelis, 68, of Berryville, Virginia died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 in INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Sardelis was born January 4, 1943 in Winchester, Virginia, the son of Gus and Marie Geanious Sardelis.

He served as a deputy in Frederick County and Warren County Sheriff’s Departments.   He served as a sergeant and patrolman with the Berryville Police Department from May 1985 to August 1999.

He was a member of Berryville Presbyterian Church and Winchester Moose Lodge.

He married Patricia Broy on January 21, 1995 in Berryville, Virginia.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, George Doug Sardelis and his wife, Kendra of Berryville, VA and Eric Clark and his wife, Sharon of Stephens City, VA; four daughters, Amie Polanco and her husband, Tony of North Topsail Beach, NC, Laurie Magoveny and her husband, John of Middlefield, CT, Beth Sardelis of Largo, FL, and Brenda Tavenner and her husband, Charles of Paris, VA; a sister, Elaine Sardelis of Winchester, VA; two brothers, Bill Sardelis and his wife, Sandy of Winchester, VA and Steve Sardelis and his wife, Barbara of Lady of the Lakes, FL; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A brother, James Sardelis, a sister, Mary Kirk, and a daughter, Jacqueline Anne Broy, preceded him in death.

Graveside rites will be held 11:00 A. M. Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester with Rev. Jonathan W. Bunker officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mike Sardelis, Nick Sardelis, Billy Armstrong, Chuck Sardelis, Freddie Armel, Jimmy Armel, and Jeff Lee.   Honorary pallbearers Berryville Town Police, Clarke County Sheriff’s Department and Local State Police.

The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 P. M. Thursday evening at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville.

Memorial contributions may be made to DaVita Front Royal Dialysis Center, 1077D Shenandoah Ave., Front Royal, VA   22630, American Heart Association, c/o Sally Lloyd, 2605 Russell Rd., Berryville, VA   22611 or to American Kidney Foundation,

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  1. Allan "Bugs" McWilliams says:

    My sympathy goes out to Gus’s family. Gus was the perfect example of what a small town police officer should be.

  2. To the Sardelis Family, I am sorry for the loss of Gus, He was one in a million.

  3. Andy Kiser says:

    I will remember his laugh and his funny stories, which he and I shared when he helped in the cafeteria at J-WMS. God’s Peace be with his family and friends.

  4. Sheryl Reid says:

    When I first became a school crossing guard, Gus was one of the Berryville officers who helped me learn the job. He was funny, full of life and an all around good guy.
    Rest in peace, old friend, you will be missed.

  5. Catherine Burzio says:

    Gus was our first full time crossing guard at Buckmarsh and Swan. He greeted my children each morning with smiles and encouragement, always quick to check on us if we were not on the corner school mornings. He and Pauline had a great debate brewing during the daily bus waits…don’t recall what it was about but they could surely make each other laugh. The birdhouse he built for Pauline still sits outside our back window.
    Peace to his family and friends. Thank you for sharing him with this community.


    His heaven date is shared by Pauline’s birthdate, so he will truly not be forgotten.