John Sciarretta Obituary, Death Cause – John Sciarretta was a very active and valued member of our Lions Club. It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you of his passing because he was a member of our organization. John has been a part of the organization for close to half a century and has been honored with every conceivable distinction that Lions International can bestow upon its members.
Throughout the course of his long and distinguished career with the Lions Club, he was honored on many occasions with the Humanitarian Service Award, the Special Service Award, and the Melvin Jones Fellowship. Each of these accolades is named after the club’s founder. Over his many terms as a member of our Lions Club and in the many different capacities for which he was responsible, John served with enthusiasm, compassion, and dignity.
John was a wonderful representation of the Legion’s core values and principles. People who are struggling financially are helped by the selfless donation of his time, his skills, and his friendship. putting his home and the business that his family has run for generations at risk so that he can help make the world a better place.
In addition to his participation in Lions International, John was an involved member of the Deerfield Community. He was well-liked by the members of the neighborhood that he considered his home due to the compassion and generosity that he showed toward them.
His loving family, including his wife Maria, who was also an essential contribution to John’s successes, have continued to care for him after his passing.
We are brought back to the reality that life is both precious and fragile when something like this takes place in front of our eyes. John was well aware of this fact, and as a consequence, he made it his life’s work to lend a helping hand to others who were less fortunate than he was.
We are going to miss your never-ending generosity to the “Biggest little Lions Club” in Illinois, your never-ending spirit of giving, and your compassion to assist people who are in need; nonetheless, we are going to carry on the work that you have started. We are going to miss you.