James “Eagle” Sarla, 72, of Boyertown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at his home in Boyertown after a year-long illness.
Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Ralph M. Sarla and Marjorie (Hackitt) Sarla. The family then moved to Ramsey, New Jersey for several years. Jim was a young teenager when the family moved to Collegeville, Pennsylvania. In his younger years, he ran track, was a member of a car club, played baseball, darts, and bowled. Jim's favorite sports teams were the Flyers, Steelers and of course, Penn State, which he attended. He was an avid reader and loved socializing with friends. No one could miss his voice when he was in the room. He touched more lives than he knew.
Jim retired in 2016 from Global Advanced Metals, formerly Cabot Corp, after 40+ years of service. His father also retired from Cabot having worked there since it was Kawecki Berylco.
Surviving is his sister Lynn Sarla-Kubovetz, wife of William of Orlando, FL; and numerous cousins around the country.
No services are planned at this time, but he would love a glass raised or charitable contribution made in his honor. Fly High Eagle!