Mary A. Sterba
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age 71 went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2013. She was born on Nov. 1, 1941 in Akron to the late Herman and Laura Aberth. She married Jerry F. Sterba on July 31, 1966 and they spent nearly 42 years together until his passing on March 22, 2008. Mary was a homemaker taking care of her family. She was also devoted to her Church family at St. John's Lutheran Church where she participated in the choir and Bible study. Mary was a warm, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She is survived by her children, Stephanie Sterba, Karen (Jason) Wells, Michelle Sterba and Kevin Sterba; her grandchildren, Emily Wells, Lily Sterba and Jacob Wells; her sisters, Ruth Peterson, Marty Aberth and Lois (Jack) Sampson; a brother, Jim (Mary Kay) Aberth as well as a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Tom Aberth.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church on Wales Road. Pastor John Telloni officiating. The family will receive friends at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.. and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wedneday at the Church. Burial following the service at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.
Paquelet Funeral Home
Paquelet Funeral Homes
1100 Wales Rd Ne Massillon, OH 44646
Published in The Repository from Oct. 28 to Oct. 29, 2013