Sterling Leroy Thompson, Scranton, died Thursday Aug. 2 at home with his family. He was the husband of the late Frieda Ellen Felix who passed July 19, 2004.
Born Sept. 9, 1921, on the family farm on Northway Road, Williamsport, to the late Nelson Harisha and Sarah Elizabeth Williams Thompson. Sterling was the youngest of seven children. He attended the one room Quaker Hill School for eight grades and graduated from Williamsport High School in 1939.
Sterling was a proud radar man on the USS Adam DM 27 in World War II. Before his retirement he was a letter carrier for the Williamsport Post Office. He was a faithful Christian, serving many years as a Deacon, choir member, Sunday School superintendent and teacher at central Baptist Church before moving to Scranton and becoming a member of Jackson Street Baptist Church.
Sterling was the best devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather possible. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Thomas McAuliffe, Scranton; their children, Laura, Megan, Kristen, and husband, Dave Eisele; a son and daughter-in-law, Garth and Kathy Thompson, Linden, and their children, Julie Thompson and great-grandaughter, Hannah, and Jonathan Thompson and fiancee Melissa.
Preceding Sterling in death were baby daughter, Linda; three brothers, Burrows N., Raymond B., Lenwood L. and three sisters, Jeanette Shannon, Alberta Harding and Anna L. Loudenslager.
The funeral will be at the convenience of the family. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Traditional Home Health Care and Hospice, 113 W. Drinker St., Dunmore, Pa.; or Jackson Street Baptist Church, 1206 Jackson St., Scranton, Pa. Arrangements, Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home, Inc., 1240 St. Ann's St., Scranton, Pa.