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Sterling Ebright Hostetter, 92

July 08, 2019

Sterling Ebright Hostetter, 92, of Lititz, left this earth to spend eternity with his Father in Heaven on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Myerstown, he was a son of the late John K. and Sadie Ruth (Ebright) Hostetter. Sterling was the beloved husband of Joan (Landis) Hostetter, and together they shared 24 years of marriage.

During World War II, Sterling honorably served his country with the US Army in the 88th Infantry Division in the European theater (Italy). After the war, he was employed as a Manufacturing Supervisor for Hamilton Watch Co., later Hamilton Technology, from where he retired after 43 years of service. Following retirement, he drove school students for Manheim Township for 11 more years. In earlier years, Sterling enjoyed hunting and gardening. In later years, he became an avid walker, was an active member of the Lititz Senior Center where he liked to play pinochle, and loved caring for his sheltie dogs. Sterling was a charter member of Son Light Bible Church, Lancaster.

Sterling was predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis M. (Herr) Hostetter, who passed in 1993. They had been married for 45 years, and together they had four children: Dwayne L. Hostetter and his wife Susan of Lititz, Marilyn L. Keener and her husband Abram of Lancaster, Cindy J. Nielsen and her husband Gregory of FL, and Gary B. Hostetter and his wife Lori of Manheim. He was affectionately known as Pap Pap to his grandchildren Jennifer, Taylor, Monica, Christopher and Garrett, and his great-granddaughter Paige. The last of his siblings, he was preceded in death by brothers Marvin, Harold, Clayton, Charles, Lester, Ira and Franklin, and sisters Martha, Florence, Mary and Grace.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 3:00 PM at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, where a viewing will take place from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Interment will follow at Ruhl’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, Manheim. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sterling’s memory may be offered to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Dr., P O Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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July 10, 2019

Sorry to hear your passing. I remember well the great family reunions we attended years ago with your brothers and sisters. This family was so much fun to be around. As a young boy I looked up to my uncles as war veterans, as they were so welcoming friendly. This was a large family of wonderful brothers and sisters. Love and sympathy. Larry Kulp, son of Mary Hostetter

July 10, 2019

Rest In Peace, Sterling. Our condolences to your children, grandchildren, great grandchild and our sister Joan, who loves you very much. God Bless.
Bob and Ginny

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
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3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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