Loretta Pearl (Schutter) Sterling

November 15, 1919 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 99)


Loretta Pearl Sterling, 99, passed away August 29, 2019 in Berks Heim, Bern Township.

She was the wife of the late Maynard C. Sterling., who passed away March 13, 1996. 

Born in Reading on November 15, 1919, she was a daughter of the late John and Rhea (Epler) Schutter.

She was a graduate of Mohnton High School. 

Loretta worked as a laborer for Narrow Fabric for over thirty years. 

She loved gardening, socializing, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially with her grand, great, and great great grandchildren.

Loretta is survived by her two sons: Leonard “Lenny” R., husband of Kathleen “Kitty” Sterling and Lee Sterling. 

She is also survived by her two grandchildren: Lori, wife of Kenny Williams and Patti, wife of Jay Gregor; along with six great grandchildren: Cara, Kelly, Nichole, Jordan, Jason, and Jerry; and seven great great grandchildren: Dylan, Gianna, Kenadee, Ace, Cohen, Charlee, and Declan. 

Other survivors include her brother, John Schutter, and several nieces and nephews.

Loretta was preceded in death by two her daughters in law: Marlene and Louise Sterling; three sisters: Grace Bachman, Betty Archer, and Miriam Schutter; and one brother: Richard Schutter. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff for the passionate care they gave Loretta during her stay at Berks Heim. A special thank you to everyone on A-3!

Services will be held Wednesday, September 4th, at 9:30 am in Stitzel Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale. A viewing will be held at 9:00 am until time of service. 

Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Laureldale is in charge of arrangements.   For online condolences, visit

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September 4, 2019

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.
3300 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605

Funeral Service
September 4, 2019

9:30 AM
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.
3300 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605

September 4, 2019

4:00 PM
Forest Hills Memorial Park
391 W. Neversink Road
Reading, PA 19606

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