Richard C. Sterling, 61, of Montrose, went home to be with the Lord on October 19, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Mary.
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He is also survived by three daughters, Sharon and Terry Mortenson, April and Kenneth Fowler, and Sierra and Dennis Robinson; eight grandchildren, Sean, Kurtis, Kenny, Malayna, Clarissa, Alyssa, Jayden, and Dennis; two brothers, Gary and Terry Ann Sterling and Terry Sterling; the mother of his children, Beatrice Phelps; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Jayne; his parents, Ralph and Cora Sterling; a granddaughter, Faith Muzzy; and two brothers, William and Ralph Sterling.
Rick had a passion for "pickin' and grinning.'" He was a former fire fighter with the Elk Lake Volunteer Fire Department. He was a proud veteran, serving with the United States Army in the Vietnam War. From a young age, he worked on a dairy farm, eventually to be employed as a feed delivery driver. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc. Friends called Tuesday evening prior to the service.
Inurnment will take place in North Flats Cemetery, Laceyville.
Contributions toward the funeral expenses would be appreciated.
Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc.
25 Susquehanna Avenue
Hallstead, PA 18822
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31, 2013