John E. Sterba

December 7, 1924 ~ November 23, 2020 (age 95)


John E. Sterba, 95 of Foxtown, Hunker, PA, died Monday November 23, 2020 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born December 7, 1924 in Greensburg, PA. A son of the late Steve and Mary (DeWalt) Sterba, Sr. John was a WWII U.S. Army veteran who served in the Western Pacific. He retired from Eazor Express Trucking Co. as a truck driver for 50 years. John was a member of St Lukes Lutheran Church in Youngwood, a life member of the Roosevelt Club, Hempfield Twp,, the VFW Post 211 and L.O.O.M Ch#23. John was an avid Pirate and Steeler fan. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, deer camp, was an extremely hard worker and mechanic, he would repair "Hunker it" anything that was broken. His family knew him as never putting himself before them and helped anyone who needed it.  John is survived by his wife of 68 years Elizabeth "Betty"(Staryarsky) Sterba, two children: son, J. Randall Sterba & wife, Jill DeChicchis, daughter, Karen L. Sterba-Miller, one granddaughter, Miranda E. Sterba & Fiancé, Justin Kettren, a brother Edward J. Sterba & wife, Eileen and several nieces and nephews. John is preceded in death by two brothers: Steve Sterba, Jr. and Clarence Sterba; and one sister, Christine Busonick.  Friends and Family will be received at the C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc. on Friday November 27, 2020 from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm. There will be a graveside service at Westmoreland Memorial Park at 12:30 pm where military funeral rites will be accorded by the Armbrust Veterans Association. Only 25 people are permitted in the funeral home at a time, so please limit your visit out of respect for others. Masks must be worn and social distancing maintained.

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November 27, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
C Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc.
101 S 4th Street
Youngwood, PA 15697

Graveside Service
November 27, 2020

12:30 PM
Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Mausoleum

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