May 25, 1936 ~ June 18, 2021
Born in: Rochester , NY
Resided in: Greece , NY
Richard E. Sterling
Greece: Friday, June 18, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer at age 85. Dick is predeceased by his beloved wife Joan, his daughter in law Sue, his parents Lafe, Frances, step mother Nellie, brothers Lafe (Mary Ann) and Paul (Irene). Dick is survived by his children Daniel, Eileen (Michelle), Mary (Nick) Himes, Michael (Lisa), Julie (Beth); grandchildren; Cassandra, Mary, Richard, Robert, Jessica, Michael, Teresa, Nicholas, Jackson, William; sister in law Eileen Daly SSJ, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Dick is a Korean War Veteran who served in Germany. Dick worked as a police officer and sergeant with the Rochester Police Department for 20 years and as the Director of Safety for Rochester Institute of Technology for 18 years. He was a member of the Men’s Club and an Usher at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. He and his family have been parishioners for 57 years. Dick met his wife Joan at Rochester Business Institute in 1958. He always said that this was the best thing he ever did – the love of his life.
Friends may call Friday (June 25th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday (June 26th) 10:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center c/o Rochester Regional Health Foundations 330 Monroe Avenue, Suite 400 Rochester, NY 14607 in Dick’s memory.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Richard E. Sterling 's name.