James "Jim" Sterling

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James Leonard Sterling, 59, formerly of Carroll County Maryland and Adams County PA passed away Thursday June 2 after a brief battle with cancer. Jim or Jimmy as he was best known by his family, was a loving and supportive husband, proud and devoted father, genuine and caring son, brother, uncle, son in law and friend. Born December 14, 1956 to Jack & Carol Sterling in Baltimore, MD., Jim spent his childhood and early adulthood growing up in Finksburg & New Windsor, MD. Jim was a 1974 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School and relocated to Adams County PA in the late 1970's where he started a gardening & flower business, The Tillerman's Sun, in Two Taverns PA. He worked as a Pennsylvania State Constable for many years within Adams & York Counties. In 2010 Jim and his family relocated to Shallotte, NC where he was the creative force behind Jim Buoys Nautical Nookery and where Jim fulfilled his life-long dream to live by the ocean. Jim is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cindy Straley Sterling, and 3 sons, Dustin of Shallotte, NC, Cody of Hanover, PA and Chancelor of New Windsor, MD. He was pre-deceased by his father, Jack Sterling, and is survived by his mother Carol Sterling of Hanover PA, three brothers Rick, Wayne & Bo and two sisters Kay and Jill as well as his many nieces and nephews. Jim was a compassionate, generous, kind, loving, and funny man who will be sorely missed by all who knew him well or simply crossed his path during his lifetime. Jim was an avid supporter of Special Olympics, United Cerebral Palsy, local law enforcement and held a passion for gardening and home improvement. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the or Special Olympics Brunswick County NC in Jim's honor.



Published in Carroll County Times on June 19, 2016
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