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Michael Ray Stearsman


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Michael Ray Stearsman Obituary
MICHAEL RAY STEARSMAN November 8, 1938 to January 5, 2016 Michael Ray Stearsman 77, passed away suddenly January 5, 2016 at his home in Riverside, CA. Michael was born to George and Virginia Stearsman in Evansville, Indiana. At an early age Mike joined the Air Force and served three combat tours in Vietnam. After a career of nearly 30 years in the Air Force, he went to work at GTE where he excelled at selling and won many company awards and trips. For all of his life Mike was a hard worker and was full of energy. He was an avid golfer; shopper and bargainer. He loved to get a good deal. During his retirement years Mike and his wife, Bernice loved to travel across country to visit family and friends from coast to coast. Michael enjoyed working with people and giving back to the community. He was a "doer" and a "giver" for family, friends, and organizations. For more than 25 years he organized a yearly charity golf tournament most recently for the Arc of Riverside. He was always ready to stand up and give a speech or share some of his jokes. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Bernice; 2 brothers;. 9 children and step children; 16 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. His family and friends will miss him dearly. Memorial services will be held January 19, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. Friends and family who would like to pay their respects and remember Mike are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mike's name to Arc of Riverside County, 8138 Mar Vista Court, Riverside, CA 92504 or (http://www.arcriverside.org/).
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Published in Press-Enterprise from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2016
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