01/18/04 — EARL F. STERNER

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Retired Master Sergeant (Air Force) Earl Francis Sterner, 78, of East Beech St., died Thursday at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

A private service will be held.

Mr. Sterner was born in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., on May 28, 1925, to the late John Richard Sterner and Anna Koch Sterner.

Mr. Sterner is survived by two sons, William Sterner of Tampa, Fla., and Michael Sterner of Durham; one daughter, Patricia Ann Sterner of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Palmer Sterner of Mt. Laurel, N.J., and John Lynn Sterner of Villas, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

Condolences to the Sterner family may be sent via e-mail to howellfh@earthlink.net.

The family is being served by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro.

Published in Obituaries on January 18, 2004 11:20 PM