OSWEGO, NY – Daniel A. Sterphone, 66, of Oswego, NY, and North Myrtle Beach, SC, died on Saturday Jan. 22, 2011, in Durham, NC.
He was born on Nov. 27, 1944, in Elizabeth, NJ.
He was preceded in death by his fathers, Adacio Sterphone and Edward L. Smith; father-in-law, George R. Cuyler.
He is survived by his mother, Mary E. Smith; his wife of 35 years, Marie (Cuyler) Sterphone; daughters, Dee (Paul) Creek, Julie (Keith) Watkins and Desiree (Seth) Martin; brother, Lloyd E. (Alice) Smith; sister, Rebecca (Hercules) Master; grandchildren, James Creek, John Creek, Zachary Creek, Garrett Watkins, Seth Watkins, Mason Watkins, Adia Martin and Talfryn Martin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of Havelock High School, North Carolina, and completed training to become a Journeyman Electrician with IBEW Local Union #328.
He was an Army veteran serving in Korea 1968-1969 and Vietnam 1969-1970.
He was retired from the IBEW Local #43 after more than 35 years in the Electrical Union.
He was happy to fulfill his life dream to become a snowbird, spending summers in Oswego and winters in North Myrtle Beach.
He was a member of the Oswego Elks #271 and the Oswego Hibernians Club.
He was a former member of ABATE of Oswego County.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, antique car and motorcycle repair, playing golf, exchanging jokes with friends and especially spending time with family and friends.
He adored his girls and their families.
A memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a date to be determined in the spring.