Robert Michael Sadler

Born: Wed., Aug. 8, 1951
Died: Sun., Mar. 9, 2014

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 22, 2014
Location: Burns Mortuary

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Robert M. “Mike” Sadler

August 8, 1951 – March 9, 2014


Robert Michael “Mike” Sadler died March 9, 2014 at his home. He was 62.

Mike was born August 8, 1951 in Pendleton, Oregon to Robert Franklin Sadler and Donna Jeanne Sadler. He was raised by his mother, along with younger brothers Patrick and Randy, in Pendleton and Portland. He graduated from Pendleton High School in 1969. Mike married Carol Ann Gray on June 29th, 1975. Mike worked for the Eastern Oregon State Hospital and the Prowler trailer manufacturer, among other jobs, before going back to school. Mike attended Blue Mountain Community College where he earned an associate degree in liberal arts as well as certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse. It was during this time that Mike’s two daughters were born; Jennifer in 1980, and Erin in 1982. He and Carol later divorced but Mike continued to play an active role in his daughters’ lives. Mike was an avid music lover throughout his life and enjoyed the Grateful Dead, having attended many of their concerts. He passed his passion for baseball and the Seattle Mariners down to his daughters and took his girls to Mariners games on several occasions. Mike worked as an LPN at St. Anthony Hospital until about 1990 when he moved to Seattle. He returned to Pendleton in 1992 to be closer to his daughters and ill mother. He cared for his mother until her death in August of 1993. Mike began working at the Eastern Oregon Training Center, a job he loved, and worked there until it closed in 2009. Mike was well-liked, had a cheerful attitude, and genuinely cared about the residents. After the Training Center closed, Mike retired and began living with his daughter Erin and her family. He enjoyed spending time with his young granddaughter and loved watching her learn and grow. In the summer of 2013, Mike became ill and was diagnosed with cancer. He underwent many treatments but eventually succumbed to the disease. His daughters were with him at the time of his passing.

Mike is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Sadler of Pendleton and Erin Blair and her husband Nick of Pendleton; grandchildren Natalie Blair and Henry Blair of Pendleton; and brothers, Patrick Sadler and Randy Sadler, both of La Grande Oregon. He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Sadler.

A memorial service will be held Saturday March 22nd at 11:00 AM at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.

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Stephen Hanks
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
Good by Mike. I'll miss you. Best wishes to your family.

Carol Hanks
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
My condolences to Mike's family. My immediate thoughts of Mike were how kind he was, he will be missed.

Linda Seecarry
   Posted Wed March 12, 2014
My sincere condolences to Mike's family. I worked in the Nursing dept at EOTC with Mike. He was a wonderful nurse, and alot of fun to work with. He will be missed by all of us. Rest in Peace Mike..

Wanda Witt
   Posted Fri March 14, 2014
I enjoyed working with Mike and his great sense of humor... he will be missed

Marie Rodriguez
   Posted Thu March 20, 2014
I worked with mike at Eotc, he was a nice person and did a good job.I enjoyed working with him. God bless and comfort his family at this time..

Candace Jean Sturtevant
   Posted Sat March 22, 2014
Michael was my angel who fought the battles against myself with grace and ease. I have not had another man in my life, since we parted. We had make plans to be together again, when I could get back home. Losing him is like losing my own life. He was the best man in the world for me. I wear the ring he gave me to this day. I am blessed that he loved me, and I will hold that thought in my heart until I see him in heaven; even if, heaven was not something he really believed in. God Bless all who loved him tomorrow, when he is laid to rest. He was a good man, and my best friend. We had a love of a lifetime, no matter, what anyone else thinks. All that matters, is he loved me, and I loved him---warts and all. See Ya later, my Michaelangelo. Kisses and hugs, your Candy

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