Richard Sterling

Richard "Randy" Sterling

Tuesday, May 25th, 1943 - Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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Richard "Randy" Sterling, 77, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his home in Leo, IN. He was born in Marietta, OH to the late Vincent Sterling and Linda Smith. Randy worked as an electronics technician with D&L Communications, Williams Electronics, and Peter's Broadcasting. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion Post 409 of Leo. Randy was an amateur radio operator and an active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a good friend to many. He is survived by his wife, Sybil Sterling of Leo, IN; children, Todd Jensen of Fort Wayne, Jennifer (Paul) Noll of Huntertown, IN, Jeff Jensen of Albany, NY, Vincent (Carmen) Sterling of Fort Wayne, Spencer (Julie) Sterling of Albion, IN; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Jeff Smith of Denver, CO; sister, Sheryl (Tony) Merkel of Carbondale, CO. Randy was preceded in death by his step-father, Lester Smith. Calling from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm, on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton St.. Due to COVID-19, the family asks that guests pass through the calling keeping social distancing. A private family funeral will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to Doctors without Borders or PBS. To sign the online guestbook, go to
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    Thursday, January 21st, 2021 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 21st, 2021 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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Sheryl merkel

Posted at 02:38pm
This is Randy's sister Sheryl, part of his "Colorado connection". We didn't see each other often enough, but when we got together, it was always a fun time! He and Sybil came to visit a few times, and I will always remember how much Randy loved to sit out on the deck and just take in the incredible mountain views and fresh air! Randy loved boating, so we spent time at Reudi Reservoir on the boat, we went to Aspen and wandered around the Farmer's Market, always on the go. And always having such a great time! Randy was an awesome brother, and an awesome human being. He had a kind, good heart, decent, caring and honest. I will miss his great laugh, but am blessed with such warm, wonderful memories of Randy. Much love to the family. ❤️

Jeff Smith

Posted at 01:09pm
I am Randy's brother Jeff. I could write a book about all the good times we had together as a family growing up in Marietta, Ohio. Instead, I choose to remember the last time my sister Sheryl & I came to Ft. Wayne to visit Randy, Sybil and family in May of 2018. Randy was still in pretty good health and we ended up visiting several iconic venues in northern Indiana and spending some great time with the rest of the family. It was a trip and a time I'll always remember. Randy was always a great brother and a very intelligent and loving man. and will be missed by many. Our thoughts our with the family and friends and in your grief don't forget about all the great times together. Love you all, Jeff

Jane Carpenter

Posted at 04:46pm
Sybil and family, I knew Randy as Sheryl's older brother. I remember him as one of the good guys, laughed easily, and a bit of a mystery because he was only home on short stints during his time in the Navy. In the basement of their home Randy had a dedicated corner for his HAM radio equipment . That area was off limits to us, but occasionally we'd pull back the curtain. I knew Randy had to be smart to operate all that intimidating equipment! One time while home on leave, none of his friends were around, so Randy took his sister and her friend to the drive-in theater! You can tell that was a memorable event for me. I am so sorry for your loss, but I am so happy that you had him! He was good guy.
Jane Carpenter

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Posted at 09:13am
Jeff, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Lynn Longton, Kayla and Mason

Posted at 06:45pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God's Love give you comfort and peace during this very sad time. With heartfelt condolences,
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