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Stirling, John T.

John T. Sterling U.S. Marine Corps WWII
John T. Sterling U.S. Marine Corps WWII

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Date of Birth: 8/3/1919
Died On: March 27, 2010
Street Address: 369 Willett Avenue
Service Number: 278055
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps - Light Antiaircraft Group, Twelfth Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion´┐Ż

Veteran Code: USMC-62

John "Jack" Thompson Stirling was born on August 3, 1920, in Stornoway, Ross-shire, Scotland, his father, John, was 29 and his mother, Rachel, was 23. He had three daughters with . He died on March 27, 2010, in Rancho Cordova, California, at the age of 89. In Rye his family lived at 369 Willett Avenue. John enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

John T. Sterling

Gunnery Sergeant

STIRLING, John ''Scotty'' Went to heaven on Saturday, March 27, 2010, in Roseville, Calif., surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1920, Scotty moved to America at age six and attended high school in Port Chester, N.Y. After serving with the Marine Corps during WWII, Scotty married Vivian Erickson in Hartford, Conn., in 1945; they settled in northern California in 1947.

Scotty worked as a controller for Colgate Palmolive for 20 years, and as an advertising chief executive for 30.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Vivian, his sister Helen Boak, brothers Gordon and Archie Stirling, and daughters Carole Jones (Mike), Linda Branning, and Leslie Phillips (John). He will also be dearly missed by his eight grandchildren, his five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Scotty's life will be held on Tuesday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at Harmony Wynelands, 9291 E. Harney Lane, Lodi, Calif., followed by a reception. The family is deeply appreciative of the loving and expert care shown to Scotty by the staff at Roseberry Home Care. Friends and family are asked to consider memorials to this remarkable facility at 128 Berry St., Roseville, CA 95678. Published in The Sacramento Bee on Apr. 1, 2010.

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