Longtime Flanders resident Arthur J. Sarno Sr. died July 28, 2015, in Florida after a brief illness.
He was born in 1926 in Bayside.
Artie, as he was fondly called, served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II and was honored for his service in the Battle of the Bulge.
After returning to Long Island, Artie became a ferry and charter boat captain. He was an avid fisherman who loved fishing, crabbing, and clamming in the waters off Long Island and Sebastian, Fla. Artie’s other pastime was softball. Artie pitched for K&G Engineering and Malvese teams in Riverhead.
Artie leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Mary Ellen; his son, Arthur J. Sarno Jr.; his daughter, Barbara Siefkin; his stepsons, Henry and Charles Jansen; his brother, Richard Sarno; his granddaughter, Rosanna Futch; and his great-grandchildren, Steven and Christopher Futch; along with many friends and extended family. He will be missed by all.
The family received visitors July 31 at Strunk Funeral Parlor in Sebastian, where a memorial service was held. A second memorial service will be held in the Flanders area at a later date.
This is a paid notice.