John Sadler Obituary, Death – Delmarva Christian Schools is devastated to announce that respected former principal John Sadler passed away on December 8 to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer. “John Sadler was one of the most enthusiastic instructors and magnetic individuals I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” said Matt Kwiatkowski, DCS Head of Schools. “John significantly influenced the lives of many students, parents, and coworkers while serving in a variety of roles, most recently as the Principal of our Prek-8 program from 2015-2018.” He has left a legacy of true love for Jesus and for one another in our community.”
Sadler formerly co-founded and operated Abizak’s, a contemporary home goods company serving the Delaware Beaches. Mr. Sadler, a Delmarva Christian High School teacher, administrator, and coach, was appointed principal of Delmarva Christian’s Milton Campus in 2015, where he served for three years. Sadler went on to work as a Senior School Advisor for World Vision USA, a Christian humanitarian, development, and advocacy organization, after graduating from DCS. Mr. Sadler was a fitness fanatic who worked with kids as a coach for numerous DCHS athletic teams. Mr. Sadler was well-known and loved at Delmarva Christian for his kindness, humor, love for the Lord, and genuine concern for and mentoring of innumerable young people.
We are grateful to have known John and to have seen him stroll the DCS halls. Please join us in praying for John’s wife, Pam, as well as their children and grandchildren. We asked our employees to write down some of their favorite recollections of Mr. Sadler, and we’ve included a note from Mrs. Pip Craig: John Sadler was the quintessential optimist! He was always cheerful and optimistic. His energy and excitement were contagious, and everyone, students, staff, and leadership alike, adored him. He made a significant difference in my daughter’s life by providing her with extra assistance and understanding with her Senior Thesis Project. John had a manner of engaging with pupils that pulled them in and inspired them to learn and grow into the people God intended for them to be. Working with John was always a pleasure because he was always a team player. John’s joie de vivre will be sadly missed.