James L. Sterns, Sr.
July 13, 1944 ~ March 10, 2004
James L. Sterns, Sr., 59, of Weirton, WV died Wednesday March 10, 2004.
He was born July 13, 1944, in Middlebourne, WV, the son of the late Harold H. and Malvery H. (Bond) Sterns, Sr.
James was also preceded in death by his brothers, Harold, Kermit, Dorsey and Andrew Sterns.
He retired from the WV Department of Highways.
James is survived by his wife, Kathleen L. Flati Sterns, whom he married March 6, 2004; a son James J. Sterns, Jr. of Bryan, OH; three daughters, Jamie Waterfield, Mendi Antigo both of Bryan, OH, Phyllis Sterns of Steubenville, OH; 2 stepsons, Joshua and Matthew Flati of Weirton; a step daughter, Karyn Sweat of Orlando, FL; a brother, Carl Sterns of Flagstaff, AZ; three sisters, Betty (Yvette) Grimes of Follansbee, WV, Pauline Richards of Richmond, OH, and Patricia Cunningham of New Cumberland, WV; and 9 grandchildren.
Visitation will be 11 am until time of service at 1 PM Saturday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Interment will be at the Three Springs Cemetery, Weirton.
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Where to start……..I am James’s youngest daughter and I miss him so very much. However, I have a hard time understanding how a “Professional” business like Greco-Hertnick can LIE to the Family. This “Person” Cathy Flati that calls herself my Father’s wife, only became his wife by lying to a pastor and tricking him into marrying my Father while he was heavily sedated on many drugs and dying of cancer. JUST 4 DAYS BEFORE HE PASSES AWAY! How could this happen??? He couldn’t even recognize his own daughter let alone say “I DO”!!! And yet the funeral home Mistreated us-HIS REAL FAMILY by lying to us about his burial. As a result, instead of myself and brother & sisters carrying his casket, it was a bunch of low-life drunks and drug-addicts, also known as the GORRELS AND FLATIS!!!!!!My Mother(with my father for nearly 40yrs-high school sweethearts) and myself along with my brother and sisters had to be treated like outsiders at my own father’s funeral while someone as decieving and terrible as CATHY FLATI got to plan EVERY detail of my Dad’s funeral. My Mother was his wife for nearly 40yrs. and Cathy (through coniving) was for 4 DAYS!!!!!! That’s ok, Cathy was later arrested and put away for selling my Father’s cancer drugs!!!!!!!!