Bernard Sarlo

(Oct 18, 1936 to Jan 26, 2013)

When it came to Bernie, one thing was always sure; he told it like it was. He didn’t waste time watering down the facts and never lacked the assertive nature to get his point across. But, beyond his self-assured composure was a heart of gold. No one was better at revealing it than his grandchildren. When it came to them he would do anything. For many years he owned and operated Sarlo Tool and Machine, first in Riverside and later in Delran. But, he could often be found at his home in Moorestown where he bred horses for racing or on his boat with a fishing rod in his hand.rn As a young man Bernie was introduced to a girl named Margaret (nee Donovan) while ice skating at Strawbridge Lake in Moorestown. Although she was not fond of him at first, he had the tenacity to win her over and wedding bells soon followed. Together their lives were blessed by their children: Denise Gonshery of Moorestown, Dr. Frank Sarlo (Michael Resnick) of Philadelphia and Christopher Sarlo (Kristen) of Medford, and again by their grandchildren: James and Colin Gonshery and Codi, Jaylyn, Elaina, Marielle, Preston and Brandon Sarlo. He is also survived by his sister, Janice Dare of Moorestown.rn Come celebrate Bernie’s 76 strong-willed years (Oct. 18, 1936-Jan. 26, 2013) Tuesday from 9-11 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:30 AM at Jesus the Good Shepherd Church (St. Peter’s Site), Riverside. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association 600 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, NJ 08107.rn

14 thoughts on “Bernard Sarlo

  1. Marleen Young

    One of the best reasons to go to the Beach Haven Marlin Tuna Club was to see Bernie & Marge. I thoroughly enjoyed their company and Bernie was the “most colorful” guy and a pleasure to be around! He will be fondly remembered. Michael & Marleen Young

  2. Ray and Janet Bodine

    With our deepest sympathies to the entire family. We spent many year’s fishing with Bernie and have such wonderful /fun memories. He was a very generous man.n.

  3. Nick & Eileen DiPano

    Our sincere sympathy to your family on the loss of Bernie.nHe loved his family & and will be missed by them and his many friends. Will miss our talks about horses & never got to tell him I got a horse a few months ago….he would have loved to tease Nick about that!nnHe will be missed very much at the Beach Haven Marlin Club.nnSincerely, Eileen & Nick DiPano

  4. Maryanne Sweeney

    Oh what wonderful, funny memories I have with Bernie…Riverside Rotary, Long Beach Island.It was never dull with Bernie around.. a real friend in every way…ten years ago today his friend John I Sweeney died…I’m sure John I is having a blast with Bernie with him.I’m so thankful for so many good times we all had.Rest in peace good friend.Till we meet again

  5. Bob/Carol Beideman

    You will be missed, we had many happy times together at BHMTC and Nardi’s when dancing on the bar minus some clothing. We had so many laughs and we enjoyed your ability to “tell it like it was”. Thanks for all the memories. Marge, you and your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Remember all the good times, Bernie sure knew how to have a good time!

  6. Harry Frantz

    Dear Marge and Family, The End of a Legend. Geez! I’m so sorry. Bernie will be missed by all of us who loved him and by extension those who ‘got’ him. Echoing in my mind I hear his gruff voice saying “we’re not here for a long time-just a good time”. The good times in his company never stopped. If there’s laughter and camarderie in the beyond we know here surly my old friend will be at it’s center. For now, i will smile at the memories and toast to our times together. Love, Harry

  7. Jack Caldwell

    I remember Bernie from Riverside HS. He was a year ahead of me. I also recall hanging out with him in LBI in 57 and his black 57 Chevy. He was a fun guy. We went our separate ways when I left Riverside in 1960 and later retired to NC. My condolences to his family and especially to his sister, Janice Sarlo Dare.

  8. Richard Pattanite ,jr.

    Sorry I missed the funeral but I remember Bernie for fun and humorous times at my parent’s house on Taylor St. I remember always asking my dad, What did your brother inlaw Gus do to the building on Filmore St (Sarlos Machine Shop) when he had it? My sincere symphathies to all the family and may he rest in peace. Thanks for being a good friend to our family.

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