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Edward Sterle

Edward V. Sterle

Tuesday, October 11th, 1932 - Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Edward V. Sterle, 88

Edward V. Sterle, 88 of Ashland passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Brethren Care Village.

He was born on October 11, 1932 in Cleveland, the son of the late John and Mary (nee Hrovat) Sterle.
Ed graduated from Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Class of 1951. Following his graduation, he proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He received an honorable discharge in April of 1955.

Ed went on to further his education and earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Education from Kent State University in 1959. While at Kent, he belonged to the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

He married the love of his life, the former Rosemarie Volcansek on August 7, 1965.

Ed was an educator for more than 30 years and touched the lives of many students. He taught most of his years at Savannah Elementary School and would complete his career at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Wooster.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, being outdoors and barbershop singing. Along with dance partner Rosemarie he loved to dance to Slovenian polka music.

Ed's children and grandchildren will remember and cherish the many family and holiday traditions he established. He was well known for his quick wit, puns and sense of humor. Always the teacher, Ed was eager to share his vast knowledge of history, nature and life lessons.

He was a devoted and active member of St. Edward Catholic Church, where he used his many talents to serve the parish and school.

Ed is survived by three daughters, Amy (Lance) Pate of Fort Worth, Texas, Mary (Leonard) Dolce of Mansfield, and Julie (Keith) Lile of Danville, Kentucky; two sons, David (Catherine) Sterle of Medina and Mark (Lauren) Sterle of Wadsworth; eight grandchildren, Alex (Jocelyn) Purtell, Luke (Bethany) Purtell, Jake and Sara Purtell, Josh Dolce, Connor and Natalie Pate, and Milania Sterle; two sisters, Mitzi Loftis of Maryland and Pauline (Al) Lukash of Longview, Texas.

In addition to his parents, Ed is preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Rosemarie Sterle who passed away on April 4, 2018; one sister, Loretta Zust; and four brothers, John, Richard, Leonard, and Eugene Sterle.

Due to COVID circumstances, a private funeral service will be held in the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home for Ed's children and grandchildren. Interment will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Edward School, 510 Cottage Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805.

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Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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    RITTMAN, OH 44270
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Linda Reddy

Posted at 03:20pm
Sending love and support to my cousins and extended Sterle family at this difficult time. Uncle Ed will be sorely missed, especially his kind heart and considerate demeanor. I fondly remember his musical talents: playing piano; singing in a barbershop quartet; and gliding effortlessly along the dance floor to Slovenian tunes. Knowing that education was a huge focus of Uncle Ed's life, I have made a memorial contribution to St. Edward School in his name.

You are all in my thoughts,
Linda Zust Reddy

Mary Dolce Posted at 12:43pm

Thank you, Linda. We appreciate your memories of Dad at this time. He will be greatly missed and we cherish the love and support of family during this season. God bless you and your family!

Joe McLaughlin

Posted at 08:22am
To all of the Sterle family, I am so sorry to hear the loss of your Dad. I did not know that your Mother passed until I read your Dad's obit. I enjoyed being around both of them and considered them special friends. We enjoyed the times they invited us over to play cards, and get caught up on the family news, in their screened-in porch. Both Ed and your mother will be missed by the many friends they had here but it won't take them long to win over many new ones in their "new home". My prayers are with all of you. God bless all of you.

Joe McLaughlin

Mary Dolce Posted at 12:45pm

Thank you, Joe! You had very special times with Mom and Dad and I know they both appreciated your friendship! We appreciate you sharing at this time!

Mark Zust

Posted at 08:21pm
Bushels of love to Ed's children and grandchildren as well as all the Sterles. We have lost one of the kindest, funniest, most compassionate men in the world. I am proud to be his nephew and I share his confirmation name. Christine and I feel the loss deeply, yet we're consoled knowing he is with Rose among the stars and forever in our hearts. Peace. Mark & Christine Zust

Mary Dolce Posted at 12:49pm

We love you both and know you will miss Dad! You and Christine were always very kind to both Mom and Dad.

Mary Dolce Posted at 12:49pm

We love you both and know you will miss Dad! You and Christine were always very kind to both Mom and Dad.

Rusty Cates

Posted at 04:37pm
Ed was a truly great barbershop quartet baritone. I enjoyed singing omg with him for many years in The Section Crew and later, Barnyard Boys. While rehearsing in Ed’s living room or on the back porch, we always shared many laughs as we rehearsed our songs. Ed was a very skilled piano player, which helped out when we had a few trouble spots to fix.
I will miss Ed and Rose very much. Thank you for all the fond memories.

Greg Skafec

Posted at 04:09pm
To all the Sterle kids, so sorry for your loss. I worked for Ed and Rose a lot at their Hale Ave. home. They were the kindest people. I remember standing in front of the kitchen sink, talking with both of them for sometimes an hour, after I was done with some job there. We talked about anything going on with our lives or our kids. They were very wise. They remind me of my own parents, just good down to earth people.
Greg Skafec

Lucille Nuss Posted at 11:49am

Deepest sympathy from the Nuss Family. Your dad was a kind, compassionate, talented man who always had time for a smile and to ask about my family. He touched so many lives with his years of teaching. We enjoyed going to some of his barbershop performances and you could tell he loved singing. He surely will be missed. Tuck your dad into your heart and I pray that the many warm memories will help fill the void he leaves. Lucille Nuss

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