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Richard J. Sterling

December 31, 1956 - April 12, 2015

Richard J. Ricky Sterling, age 58, of Port Penn, DE, and formerly of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

A native Delawarean, Ricky was born in Wilmington on New Year’s Eve, 1956, and was a son of the late George P. Sterling, Jr. and Peggy (Oakes) Sterling. He worked as a cook at Kelly’s Tavern in Port Penn for many years.

Ricky is survived by his 5 brothers, William P. Sterling (Diane), Robert L. Sterling, Lawrence R. Sterling, Gregory E. Sterling and Michael D. Sterling (Suzanne); and 4 sisters, Georgette L. Borrelli (Frank), Teresa A. Klonowski, Patricia A. Sterling and Christine M. Sterling.

A memorial service will be offered at 11 am on Thursday morning, April 16, 2015, at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 209 Washington Street, Delaware City, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Delaware City will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s R.C. Church, P.O. Box 544, Delaware City, DE 19706.

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  • Ricky, you will be dearly missed.
    With Love,

    Georgie and Frank

  • My condolences to the Sterling family sorry for your loss.May you find additional comfort from God’s promises of soon a world without tears,pain,and even death.May you have peace.
    Isaiah 25:8

  • I WILL MISS RICKEY WORKING AT KELLYS. WE HAD OUR SHARE OF FIGHTS BUT WE ALSO HAD OUR SHARE OF LAUGHS. MAY HE REST IN PEACE FOREVER. BARBARA MCCARTER

  • Dear Terry & Family So sorry to read about the loss of your brother My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

    Your old friend from Padua
    Ann Marie Thielemann Class of 1976

  • You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. With deepest sympathies you all of you.

    The Nost/Greenwell Family