Daniel A. Sterphone, 66

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.


  1. Marie,we shared some wonderful years and times with you and dan,sorry for your loss our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow,dan will be loved in heaven with god,may god bless you and your family

  2. Marie I am so sorry to hear about Dan. He was a great guy! We had more fun at the golf course. My sympathies. Greg Monette

  3. Oh Dan, will miss how you made us all laugh! I can picture all those other ‘angels’ up there, bikers, and car fans alike, laughing their fannies right off those clouds!
    (that would be spooky having bikers falling out of the sky! Re: your dad, George, will show him the ropes until you get up there, too, just like the great friendship they had here on earth.

    And Dan, thanks for the memories you left us, some of those jokes were priceless at Peggy’s several homes. When you entered the room, a lot of ‘energy’ came with you! Not quite so lively the last couple of Christmas Eves since you and Marie moved south, and yes, you were both missed.

    Re and Dessie, a wonderful guy isn’t physically with you now, but he left us all a lot of memories, and of course, you the most. These will now have to help you get through the sorrow that seems to be that the better the person, the deeper it is felt, but maybe not as long (you have the laughs you know, to put a smile on your face when you think of him). Hopefully, soon those smiles will take the tears away, and it is this I wish for you. IF you need anything we can do, give us a call. Mostly, close your eyes, and picture the group hug everyone who knew Dan is giving you right now!

    Debbie & Ray

  4. Marie, Susan and I are sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. We had alot of laughs together both at work and on some of those Elks weekends. Please give our condolences to the entire family on the loss of a great friend. Larry Narolis

  5. Marie, I am so sorry, please, if you need anything, someone to talk or yell at, call me, Again, Marie, I am at lost for words, this is a shock, you take care and please call me. With all my love, Linda & Neil.

  6. Dear Marie

    I am so sorry to hear about Dan. He was a great guy. A lot of water has passed under the bridge . I have good memories of Dan, Lloyd and you.

    I am glad I got t meet your daughter.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sally (Larrabee) Downs

  7. sorry to here the news. I never knew my cousin or my uncle Adacio. he was nine years my senior. if he was anything like the rest of the Sterphones i am sure he enjoyed life. Will say a prayer for him.

  8. sorry to read the news.never knew my cousin, he was 9 years older. Never met uncle Adacio either. If he was anything like the rest of the Sterphones I am sure he enjoyed life. will say a praye fo him

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