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In Memory

John Sturgeon

John Sturgeon

OCTOBER 19, 2002

John E. Sturgeon

POLAND - John E. Sturgeon, 54, died October 19, 2002 at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh from respiratory failure.

He was born April 18, 1948 in Youngstown, a son of Raymond J. and Rita M. Sturgeon.

A graduate of Ursuline High School, Mr. Sturgeon received a degree in industrial art from Kent State University in 1976.  In 1967, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served his country for four years.  From 1995 to 2000, he owned Sturgeon Inspection Service, a house inspection company in San Carlos, Calif.  He moved back to the Youngstown area in 2000.

He is survived by two children, Michael Sturgeon of Poland and Meghan Sturgeon of Youngstown; six sisters, his twin Mary Armbrecht of San Jose, California, Carol Walsh of Columbus, Susan Simonsic of Las Almos, N.M., Shellie Thomas of Las Vegas, Elyce Gall of San Jose and Elaine Legget of Pittsburgh; three brothers, Raymond "R.J." Sturgeon of Murphy's, Calif., James Sturgeon of Chico, Calif., and Patrick Sturgeon of London; 12 nieces and nephews; and a great nephew.

Mr. Sturgeon was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Philip Sturgeon.

Calling hours will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Youngstown, where there will be a memorial mass at noon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases, UPMC - Montefiore N.W. 628, 3459 Fifth Avenue., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

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03/05/16 10:03 AM #1    

Michael Moran

John and I drove fromY-town to KSU together for a time. God Bless you, may you rest in peace.


03/07/16 03:04 PM #2    

Patricia Cullen (Hanley)

I can't tell you how much time I spent at Sturgeon's house on Halleck...with 11 kids, there was always something to do.  John was a great friend from a great family.  How sad to have lost him so early.

03/07/16 06:52 PM #3    

Charles Machuga

Yes Patty, I also spent time at the Sturgeon household, it was a way of life back then visiting so many of our neighborhood friends. Great family, Ray and Rita were always very gracious hosts, as were the kids. Great times. There were quite a few friends on Halleck, heck there were friends EVERYWHERE back then. God rest John's soul. 

03/08/16 01:09 PM #4    

William Gambrel

In no way do I mean to slight any St. Christine friends, but having been a part of the St. Ed's family for so short a time, it would have been wonderful knowing whole large families rather than in bits and pieces as I did.  It would have added enormously to my life's experience, especially sitting at the Sturgeon dinner table where being in the grocery business wasn't only a business opportunity.  It was a necessity.  Mary, I hope you know how much you meant to me.  Brother John was a great guy. May he rest in peace.

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