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Official Obituary of

Duane E Sterling

April 26, 1951 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Duane Sterling Obituary

Duane E. Sterling, 72, of Centerville, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024, at his residence, following an extended illness.

Duane was born on April 26, 1951, in Meadville to the late LeRoy and Florence Smith Sterling. He married Barbara Wright on July 15, 1972, at Sugar Grove.

He attended Townville schools.

Duane worked at Homerwood for many years and Higley's Archery Store.

He enjoyed archery hunting, fishing, golfing, and had a passion for playing lead and steel guitar. He also loved to be with his family.

Duane is survived by his wife Barbara of Centerville; a daughter, Melissa Foote, and husband Darrell of Centerville; grandchildren, Allison Whitman of Seneca, and Alan Whitman of Conneaut Lake; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jason, and Brady Spence of Seneca; two brothers, Ronnie Sterling and wife Pat of Townville and Leonard Sterling and wife Ruby of Titusville; his father-in-law Richard Wright of Centerville; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob Wright and wife Sandy, Ronald Wright and wife Brenda, Russ Wright and wife Kim, Rand andy Wright and wife Wendy all of Centerville, Bev Mokwa and husband Rev. Lynn Mokwa of Sweet Valley, PA, and Brenda Glass of Warren, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Courtney L. Whitman; three brothers, Clifford, Milton and David, Sterling; and his mother-in-law Grace Wright.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, March 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Centerville Free Methodist Church, with pastor Chuck Riel, officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Centerville Free Methodist Church 18786 Erie St, Centerville, PA 16404.

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Memorial Service
March 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Centerville Free Methodist Church
18679 Erie St.
Centerville, PA 16404


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