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.