Jon P. Sterner August 30, 1944 - September 16, 2022

Jon P. Sterner, 78, of Whitehall and formerly of Allentown, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2022, with Elaine J. (Erwine) Sterner, his loving wife of 56 years, and family at his side. He was born in Allentown on August 30, 1944, to the late Paul W. and Arlene M. (Leopoal) Sterner.

Jon was a 1962 graduate of Dieruff HS and was a veteran of the US Army, having served from 1962 – 1965. Upon returning from service, he was a truck driver prior to becoming a draftsman for F&M Associates. He became a partner of Liberty Engineering in Allentown from which he later retired.

Jon was an avid baseball fan and player, having played softball for many years including time with Sally and the All-Stars. A wrestler in high school, he went on to coach wrestling for Mountainville where both of his sons also wrestled. It was also at Mountainville where Jon coached Little League baseball for both of his sons’ teams. Jon, his sons and his brother bowled for many years together at Fairview Fire Company. Jon loved to golf and was a member of the Traylor Golf League. He attended hundreds, if not thousands, of soccer, basketball, softball, ice and field hockey games and dance recitals of his grandchildren from pee-wee through college as he was always their biggest fan.

Jon is survived by his wife, Elaine; Son: Dwayne D. Sterner and his wife Sharon L. of Northampton; Daughter: Robin L. O’Donnell and her husband Brian B. of Macungie; Daughter-in-Law: Lori L. (Holzinger) Sterner of Alburtis; Grandchildren: Jessica, Leandra, Austin, Lauren, Dylan, Isabella, Morgan, Abigail and Brooke; Siblings: Jay A. Sterner and his wife Marlene and Kay A. (Sterner) Kern. Jon was preceded in death by his son Mark J. Sterner.

Services: 10:30 am, Wednesday, Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 N. Krocks Rd., Allentown 18106. Call 9:30 – 10:30 am Wednesday in the funeral home. www.stephensfuneral.com

Contributions: Allentown Rescue Mission, 355 Hamilton St., Allentown 18101.

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