James K. Sadewhite

Irvington, New York

Age 66


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Sadewhite, James K.James K. Sadewhite, 66, of Irvington, NY, died October 26, at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, New York. Born in Yonkers, the son of James K. Sr. and Frances Yaskovic Sadewhite, he grew up in Valhalla and graduated from SUNY Potsdam where he earned a BS in Education and a performance...

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David and Keturah Miller

Still miss Mr. Sadewhite! This is David Miller, former French horn player at the Manhattan school of music. My father, Leo also adored him,the memories, the stories. James is surely smiling down from heaven.

I am saddened that "Jimmy" has passed on. He was a fine person, and left this world a happier place.

Jack Frost; New Windsor NY

Dear Betsy,
I learned just today of your loss. Anne Marie, who had just learned it from Pam, told me. I am so very, very sorry. You are in my heart and thoughts--Jay Spikes

I only learned of Jim's untimely passing today, Betsy, from the concert program. I have been a Friend of the Summit Symphony for many years and always enjoyed being with you and Jim at their annual Benefit concerts. My sincere symathy is with you and I will be remembering Jim and your family in my daily prayers.

I am deeply saddened of his passing! I was in my teens when I won concerto competition at MSM,I played Chopin Concerto 2, this was of my best concerts ever, Mr. Sadewhite was a truly supportive of soloist( very rare quality in conductors) he was a kind,lovIng man, I will miss him dearly, Thank You Mr. Shadewhite RIP I will never forget you! My love and prayers to his family! God Bless You All! Me Aleksey Gunko

Dear Betsy,
Jim was such an inspiration and a fantastic conductor. I always was amazed that he could just break into an anectdode at the drop of a hat. He always had a story to tell and was knowledgeable about the trivialist of music trivia!! I will deeply miss him standing at the podium each week. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

My deepest sympathy to the Sadewhite family. Jim touched the hearts and souls of so many budding young musicians. My SHS students fondly remember our master classes with him which were not only musically enlightening, but fun and funny. He was a very special man and will be missed by many. Barbara Vierschilling

Jim's memorial service today was such a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. I've been in the Summit Symphony for over 20 years and was privileged to have had him as my conductor. He was the best and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Betsy and his family.

Dear Sadewhite Family,
Both of our children had the greatest fortune to have played under Jim's baton at MSM Prep...he knew how to bring out the very best in young musicians with much musical intelligence,compassion and wit. He was a sparkling jewel in the field of music education. Our sincere condolences, Mary Ann & Craig Mumm