Philip Sardelis, Co-Founder of Sardi’s, Has Lost His Battle with Covid-19

by MCS Staff
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Update: In loving memory it’s co-founder and CEO, Philip G. Sardelis, all Sardi’s locations will be closed on Wednesday, May 5th to celebrate the impact he made on the community and celebrate his life.

Philip Sardelis, Co-Founder of Sardi’s, Has Lost His Battle with Covid-19

We are saddened to report that Philip Sardelis, MoCo native and co-founder of Sardi’s, has passed away after battling Covid since early March.

Philip was a 1991 graduate of Wheaton High School and along with his cousin, also named Philip Sardelis, dreamt of a place to bring their families to enjoy fresh food and fun together.

Their thought of mixing bold ideas, rich Peruvian flavors, and fresh ingredients kept them awake at night until they decided to open Sardi’s.

The first Sardi’s opened in Beltsville, MD on July 25th, 2008. Combining traditional Peruvian recipes with flavors of the South, Sardi’s was “designed for your family and your taste buds to enjoy.”

Now they serve Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania with over a dozen locations and more on the way.

One of Phil’s proudest moments was when Sardi’s was selected as a premier caterer for Barack Obama’s inaugural ball. Through Sardi’s he also recently provided meals to the National Guard.

Phil was loved in the community as evident by an outpouring of social media support– He battled strong for over a month. He leaves behind his four children.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

 

 

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7 comments

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YANNIS FLEMETAKIS April 27, 2021 - 7:07 am

I WILL REMEMBER YOU FOREVER BROTHER. YOU WANTED TO STAY FOREVER, YOU TOLD ME, IN CRETE.
NOW YOU WILL BE HERE FOREVER BECAUSE YOU WILL STAY FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
GOOD PARADISE
YANNIS FLEMETAKIS

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Tawana April 27, 2021 - 5:12 pm

Truly sorry to learn this, my Heartfelt Condolences to the family.

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Maureen Grayzeck April 29, 2021 - 8:44 pm

Phil and the Sardelis Family- Your kindness to my sister at Attick Towers and the all the other residents there and at the Spellman House during the spring of 2020 will always be remembered. The meals you provided to all those seniors 5 days a week for nearly 3 months were a godsend to people who could not get out and about shopping for food. You were absolutely a life-saver! God Bless you and rest in peace!

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Tariq May 1, 2021 - 11:52 pm

This is very unfortunate. May God bless his soul and rest him in peace.

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Monica May 5, 2021 - 6:44 am

So sorry to hear this. My Condolences to the Family & Friends. Sardis is one of my go to places for a fresh meal. Thank you for all that youve done for the community and giving us such great food. RIP Sir. 🙏🏾

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Joey May 11, 2021 - 1:09 pm

Coach Phill man were you funny and your son bro had so many fun times together he won states in wrestling only for his dad not to be there hes hurting and i know it
R.I.P We all love you man.

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Karina Alarcon September 10, 2021 - 4:18 pm

We miss you

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