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MSG, Robert Lynn Sterling Jr.

October 13, 1938 ~ July 13, 2022 (age 83)

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MSG, Robert Lynn Sterling Jr.
United States Army, Retired
October 13, 1938 - July 13, 2022

Robert Lynn Sterling JR, “Bob”, MSG (Ret) US Army, 83, of Cicero NY, passed away on July 13, 2022, peacefully in his sleep.

Bob was born on October 13, 1938, to Robert and Freda Sterling in Columbus Ohio. After graduating from high school. Robert enlisted in the Ohio National Guard and later went Active Duty in the Army. During his time in the Army, he met Monica (Flores) in 1977. They went on to have 3 children, Robert, Stephen, and Kenneth.

Bob loved photography, stained glass and working on old cars. On any given day you might see him riding through town on his motorcycle, something he loved to do for over 50 years. Bob was extremely proud of his sons and would often boast to friends of their latest activities. 

Anyone who knew Bob knew that he had a great sense of humor and could often be found entertaining those around him with stories and jokes. Always quick to help a stranger or friend in need, he will be missed. Bob was preceded in death by his sister Sue, father Robert and mother Freda (Swyers). He is survived by his sons Robert L Sterling III, Stephen M Sterling, Kenneth D Sterling, and grandchildren Grace, Connor, Lucas, Kaylee, and Alexandria.

A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at the Hatfield Funeral Home, 830 S Hwy 92, Sierra Vista, Arizona, from 8 AM to 11 AM. Military honors will be on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Bufalo Solider Trail, Sierra Vista, Arizona at 11:00AM. Procession to the cemetery will leave Hatfield Funeral Home on Thursday, July 28 at 1030 AM.


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July 26, 2022

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hatfield Funeral Home
830 South Highway 92
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

Military Honors
July 28, 2022

11:00 PM
Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1300 Buffalo Soldiers Trail Sierra Vista
1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

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