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STERLING - George W. Jr. Elma, New York, age 70, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. He was born November 4, 1946 in Searcy, Arkansas, the son of the late George W. and Kathryn (Garner) Sterling, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jane (Dvorchak); three sons, Brian (Becky), Jeffrey (Paulette), Aaron (Victoria), seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family would like to thank Roswell Park Cancer Institute for their outstanding care and support, especially the staff of 5 West, 5 East, the Leukemia Clinic and the Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 1 pm at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, Illinois with Fr. Tom Liebler officiating. Memorials may be made to the cancer research organization of choice. An online condolence and guest book may be found at

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