It is with deepest sorrow to announce Michael Joseph Sarno of Ellenville, NY, formerly from Pawling, NY passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. He was 70 years old. Michael was born on March 18, 1952 in White Plains, NY; he was the son of the late Louis and Joan (Wuttke) Sarno.
Fondly and proudly known as “Pop-Pop” to his grandchildren, Michael enjoyed listening to music, attending music festivals including his yearly New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival, watching his New York sports teams, reading and collecting books and most of all spending time with his family. He was always there to share a ridiculous (and sometimes repetitive) story, a long bear hug, a helping hand, a one of a kind dance move, and countless sports stats and music knowledge.
Michael was an active member of the Pawling Library and a beloved face around the Pawling community. He had worked as a laborer for Local 235 for many years prior to retiring.
Michael is survived by his children, Michael Sarno and his wife Emily, Kaitlyn Sarno, Kristen Sarno Drobysh and her husband Joseph and Christopher Sarno; grandchildren, Andrew Stickle, Jordan Stickle, Anthony Sarno, Adelyn Sarno, Jackson Sarno, Kaia Sarno, Talia Sarno and Landon Drobysh; siblings, Joanne Mero, Paul Sarno and sister-in-law Susan Sarno. Also surviving are his nephews Ryan Mero, Justin Mero and his wife Marilee, Derek Sarno, and Kevin Sarno as well as his great nephew Justin Mero and great nieces Jianna Mero and Eliana Mero. In addition to his parents, Michael was predeceased by his brother Steven Sarno and his brother-in-law Harold Mero.
Through love and memories, he will always be in our hearts.
Visiting will be held on Saturday, June 11th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Loucks Funeral Home, Ellenville.