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William Paul "Bearcat" Sterling

November 6, 1940 - May 27, 2021

William P. “Bearcat” Sterling, 80, of St. Clairsville, OH. passed away on Thursday May 27, 2021 at his home.
He was born November 6, 1940 in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Paul and Mary Ann (Ritson) Sterling.
A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, Bearcat was a member of the UMWA and former member of the St. Clairsville Eagles. A lover of music as well as an avid sports fan, he enjoyed rooting for the Steelers, Pirates and WV Basketball. He also enjoyed coaching and imparting his wisdom of sports into the young baseball community and children of St. Clairsville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Gloria and half brother Bruce.
William is survived by his 5 children, Mary Jo (Frank) Gossett of St. Clairsville, OH, Billie Lynn (Frank) Kenney of South Park, PA, Robin Jean Skulas of St. Clairsville, OH, Dawn Renee (Joe) Maroon of St. Clairsville, OH, Ronald Larry (Charlotte) of Bridgeport, OH; 7 Grandchildren, Brady and Brian Gossett, Jessica Kenney, Robin Angel and Angelo Skulas, Abbey and Joey Maroon; 1 Great Grandchild, Mackey Gossett; 2 Aunts, Brenda McLeod, Karen Hood and many loving nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Care Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 204 W. Main Street, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial Contributions in Bearcats name may be made to St.Clairsville Jr. Sports @ TMCFunding.com
Online condolences for the family may be made by visiting www.CareChapel.com

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