Jeannette Jarrin Sardo, 69, who had been active in community and church work, died Monday at Suburban Hospital after a stroke. She lived in Bethesda.

She was born in Caracas, Venezuela, while her father, the late Claude (Papa) Jarrin, was the chef of an embassy there. She came here as a child with her family and had lived here most of her life. Before World War II, she worked for the National Geographic Society and helped in the operation of the Sardo Funeral Home in Washington.

After the war, Mrs. Sardo traveled extensively abroad with her husband, William H. Sardo Jr., while he was executive vice president of the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association and secretary-general of the World Pallet Congress.

Mrs. Sardo was a member of the Peggy Pledger Circle of the Florence Crittenton Home and had served on the Ladies Board of Georgetown University Hospital. She was a member of the Guild and past president of the Mothers Club of Immaculata Preparatory School. She belonged to the sodality of the Catholic Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda.

In addition to her husband, of Bethesda, survivors include a daughter, Teresa S. Baldwin of Bethesda; a sister, Marguerite J. Snyder of Bethesda, and five grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Jeanne Sardo Memorial Library Fund, Gonzaga College High School, Washington.