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Official Obituary of

Thomas "Tom" Sadowski

April 2, 1954 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Thomas "Tom" Sadowski Obituary

     Thomas “Tom” Sadowski age 69 of Anna, died Sunday, March 3, 2024.  He was born April 2, 1954 in Chicago, the son of Stanley Frank and Harriet M. (Lipinski) Sadowski. He married his loving wife and best friend Shari Ellis Sweeney on April 2, 2014 in Jonesboro.

     Tom retired from a long and extensive career with the Illinois State Police Crime Lab in Carbondale, Illinois where he worked as a forensic scientist. He was a member of many local organizations including being chair of the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest, cofounder of the Union County Food Pantry Gardens, Union County Democrat Central Committee Person, on the Annabelle Fest Committee, trustee AFSCME Retirees Union Chapter 90 and the Southern Illinois Police Association.

     Tom is survived by by his loving wife, Shari Sweeney Sadowski; son, Vincent (Heather) Sadowski; stepdaughters, Samantha (Scott) Ciesielski, Anna (Senthil) Button, Melissa Asbury and Riley Sweeney; 10 Grandchildren; Brothers Gerald (Kathy) Sadowski and Richard (Lisa) Sadowski; sisters, Marilyn (Wayne) Fehlhaber and Roseanne (David) Suttie; multiple nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

     Tom was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was the most generous and loyal person who gave strength and love to us all and never failed to help anyone in need. He was an avid outdoorsperson and environmentalist. He was a superb gardener. Tom’s smile and sense of humor brightened the darkest day.


     A memorial gathering will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna on Friday, March 15, 2024.  Memorials can be made to Friends of the Shawnee National Forest PO BOX 612 Carbondale, Illinois 62903. Envelopes will be made available at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Memorial Gathering
March 15, 2024

6:30 PM
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home Anna
301 West Spring Street
Anna, IL 62906


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