Committal Service & Interment:

5/20/2011 2:30 PM, Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Area B

Joseph Mitchell Sadowski

July 6, 1949 :: Somerville, New Jersey
Passed Away:
May 11, 2011 :: Englewood, Colorado

Joseph “Butchie” Mitchell Sadowski, age 61, retired military, passed away at Porter Adventist Hospital in Englewood, CO on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

He was born July 6, 1949, in Somerville, New Jersey to Joseph Leo Sadowski and Lorraine St. Romain. He was preceded in death by his father. Joseph served in the US Army from March 1968 to March 1971 and was stationed at Ft. Belvoir, VA. He served in Vietnam with HHT, 11th ACR at Quan Loi base camp from June 1969 to June 1970. After discharge from the army he later rejoined military service by enlisting in the Colorado Air National Guard from September 1975 to December 1996. He served with the 140th Cmbt Spt Gp at Buckley Air National Guard Base. He attained the rank of MSG. Also he served as a cook at Buckley Air National Guard Base Dining Hall and later at the VA Hospital in Denver. On March 23, 1979 he married Mary A. Frazier in Denver, CO.

He is survived by his wife Mary of Denver CO, his son Timothy J. Sadowski, currently stationed at Miramar Base in San Diego CA, sister Sharon Sadowski of Mifflinville PA, brother Kevin Sadowski of Highlands Ranch CO, mother in law Dorothy Sadowski of Larkspur CO, sister in law Debie Janosik of Carrolltown PA, brother in law Ted Frazier of Longmont CO, brother in law Bob Frazier of Larkspur CO, sister in law Barbara Peterson of Littleton CO. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends, along with two faithful Labradors, Ben and Mae.

We would sincerely like to thank the USMC and the American Red Cross for returning our son, Timothy, home from Afghanistan to be with Joseph his last few days.

Services will be held at Ft. Logan National Cemetery on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 2:30pm.


12 Responses to Joseph Mitchell Sadowski

  1. Sherri Johnson says:

    Dear Family, I am sorry for the loss of Butchie. I did not know him but he was spoken of highly by my friend Barbara. I know you will miss him dearly.

  2. Ted Frazier says:

    Mary & Tim: My heart goes out to you both.Your tears have been shared by me even as I have never met Joe but with the love that you had for your husband and father I know that he had to be very special. If only we could turn back the hands of time, but God did not give us that priviledge. Please take care of yourselves now that Joe is gone and believe that God has a reason for everything he does. Dad

  3. Deborah Richardson says:

    Mary and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Butchie in 35 years or so. Not since I was in high school and he was a patient at the VA hospital in warren. I wanted to be a nurse so during school hours we (a group of us) worked at the hospital. After that I got married and I guess Uncle Joker moved everyone to Colorado. But I have always been in touch with Sharon by phone. I wish we had all been closer but it is what it is. Well take care of yourself and your Son. I hope he comes home safe and sound. Love, Cousin Debbie Woodbridge N.J.

  4. Nancy and Mark Troisi says:

    Dear Mary, Timmy, Sharon, and Kevin: We were so saddened to hear about Butchie’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very hard time. Very thankful that Timmy and Sharon were able to spend his last few days with him. Beside the fond childhood memories,I will always remember the letters we shared while he was in Vietnam With our deepest sympathy, Nancy and Mark

  5. John Sadowski says:

    Mary, Tim, Sharon and Kevin, I am saddened to hear of the passing of a dear cousin, Butchie, who I grew up with to our early teens. While it has been nearly 50 years since we saw each other seeing his pictures brings back a lot of memories. We did a lot of things together, some we shouldn’t have done like breaking all of windows in an old farm house (we surprisingly didn’t get our butts beat for it), sneaking off to Newark on the bus, spying on Aunt Helen and her date, but everything we did was fun and we remarkably survived those growing up years. I’m also saddened that we didn’t take the time to see each other over those 50 years, but isn’t that often the story. My condolences to each of you. Take heart in the memories of the good times and find peace in the fact that Butchie is in a better place. Cousin John Sadowski (Washington Township, PA)

  6. Nancy Oviatt says:

    Mary and Tim, I am so sorry for your loss,and all that you are going through. You are in my thoughts and my prayers, and Joe will always be remembered by many for his kindness, and love for you both. I honor him for his service to our country and the sacrifice made. Thinking of you and all of your family there with you. God bless you every hour and day. Nancy

  7. Kathy Sadowski Marcin & Joe Marcin says:

    Dear Mary, Timmy, Sharon & Kevin: We were very sad to hear of Butchie’s passing. I will always remember him and all of the fun we had growing up next to our Grandma Sadowski’s house in Somerville. May all of your beautiful memories and the love of family help you through this difficult time. With our prayers and deepest sympathy. Cousins Kathy and Joe Marcin.

  8. Debie Mackanick says:

    Aunt Mary and Tim: We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are hurting. . . We love and miss you all. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. Love you- Jason, Debie, Cody, Ethan and Kendall

  9. Catherine Frazier says:

    Hi Mary, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m here for you if you need anything. I hope to see you soon.

  10. Barbara Frazier Peterson says:

    God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, “Come to me”. You didn’t deserve what you went through, so He gave you rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. And when I saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain, I could not wish you back to suffer that again. I vow to keep my promise to you Butchie…I will always be there for my sister Mary! Rest in peace- may we meet again in heaven… Love, Barbara

  11. Dave (Buddha) Wenger says:

    Served with Joe Joe in quan loi. Been searching for him on and off since.Sadly I was way late to find.him. Great man and real special buddy in those awful times. My belated condolences !!

  12. Dave (Buddah) Wenger says:

    Mary,Tim I lived with Joe in a bunker in Quan Loi. Jo Jo helped me an awful lot when I first got to Nam. Turned out he was a GREAT FRIEND and he turned me into a decent cook. Every now and then I would try to find Joe on the internet with no success. Now I’m sorry to say I finally found him. Very often I would think about some of the stuff we did together , then I’d try to find a way to contact him. I’m so sorry for your loss and sorry I was so late learning of his death. Great guy great friend!!! Saddens me greatly. All the best to you.

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