Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ronald Sardina - RIP

Clarence alumnus ('95) Ronald Sardina has passed away. He also was a substitute physical education teacher in the Clarence Schools. From the Buffalo News:

Dec. 18, 1976—May 4, 2009

Ronald Christopher Sardina, who taught physical education at Clarence Central Schools and other schools, including Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, died Monday in his Clarence home after a battle with colon cancer. He was 32.

Mr. Sardina was born in Kenmore and graduated from Clarence High School in 1995. At Clarence, he was a white letter winner in the school’s bowling league.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Brockport State College in 1999 and founded the university’s roller hockey club.

Mr. Sardina was certified to teach in both Western New York and Florida. He taught physical education at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Orchard Park from 2000 to 2003, then moved to Jacksonville, Fla., where he taught first grade in the Duval County Public Schools until 2008. At Pineville Elementary in Jacksonville, he was grade-level chairman. He returned to Clarence to be a substitute teacher this school year.

Mr. Sardina is survived by his parents, Ronald and Ellen, and a sister, Lauren Stover.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a. m. Friday in The Chapel at CrossPoint, 500 CrossPoint Parkway, Getzville.

SARDINA - Ronald C. May 4, 2009, age 32; beloved son of Ronald W. and Ellen V. (nee Barker) Sardina; caring brother of Lauren E. (Andrew) Stover; adored uncle of Alexander J. Stover; dear nephew of Anne (Pat) Bono, John (Joann), Joseph (Susan), Frank (Connie) and Jerry (Beverly) Sardina; also survived by many cousins. The family will be present on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the (Harris Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 8440 Main St., Clarence. Funeral Services will be held on Friday from The Chapel at Crosspoint, 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville at 10:30 AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rons name to Share your condolences at


Anonymous said...

Do you ever post things from the 60's till now.. 2009.. I am a 1963 grad of Clarence and I think it would be nice to see what people are doing and those who have passed on...A 1962 grad from Clarence just passed away on Sept. 17, 2008.. it was Richard D. Helms...thank you.... your doing a great job doing this...thanks...elaine

Becky said...

My scope of reference is limited, so on occasion people have alerted me to people, places, and things that I have missed, supplied info and pictures, or even ended up as a guest writer themselves(my email address is in my profile).