2012-03-22 / Obituaries

Willard Sterling

March 18, 2012

Willard Kent Sterling, Scranton, PA died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at University of New Jersey Hospital following an illness. His wife is the former Janice Jenkins. The couple celebrated their 40th anniversary on June 19, 2011.

He was born in Moosic and was the son of the late Frank and Sara Elizabeth Willard Sterling. He was a graduate of Pittston Township High School and attended St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Scranton.

Willard was a motor coach operator for 30 years with the Martz Bus Co. He received the Pennsylvania Bus Association Driver of Distinction Award in 1999.

He was an avid photographer and enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S., almost getting to all 50 states. He was a devoted grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Also surviving are a daughter, Melissa Kelleher and her husband, Chris of Clarks Summit; a son, Willard Kent Sterling, Jr. and his wife, Allison of Superior, CO; five grandsons, Brandon, Matthew and Christopher Kelleher and Charles and Bennett Sterling; a sister, Nancy Poremba of West Pittston; nieces and a nephew.

The funeral will be Thursday, March 22 at 10 a.m. from the Jacob Davis Funeral Home, 422 S. Main St., Taylor, with services by the Rev. Lester Stephenson, pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Interment will be at the Camptown Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19004.

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