August 27, 1944 - October 6, 2021
Joseph F. Sterk, "Papa Joe", age 77, of Willowick, passed away October 6, 2021. He was born in Cleveland, on August 27, 1944, to the late Peter and Anne Sterk. Joe was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and dear friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His greatest joy was his family especially his grandchildren whom he loved spending time with. He proudly owned and operated Papa Joe's Subs in Eastlake and Euclid. He was an amazing man that touched so many lives in so many ways. He always had a story to share and led with his heart first. Joe will be fondly remembered for his kindness, generosity, witty humor, and love. He encouraged everybody to be brave, strong, and inspired all he met to live life without boundaries and to have no regrets. Joe was a free spirited, incredible man that was loved by his family and community. Joe is survived by his children Audrey Sterk, Sharon Sterk, Bernie Sterk, and Daniel (Kimberly) Sterk, grandchildren Evan, Cameron, Van, Maddox, and Madelyn, siblings Barbara Ludwig, John Sterk, Maria Clark, Rudy Sterk, Larry Sterk, Theresa Christian, and Raymond Sterk. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 33 years, Bernadette Sterk (nee Vidmar) and his brother Peter Sterk. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 10, 2021, from 12-2pm & 4-6pm at Monreal Srnick Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October at 10:30am at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 32114 Vine St, Willowick, (masks are required at church) Joe will be laid to rest at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, OH.
Joseph F. Sterk, "Papa Joe", age 77, of Willowick, passed away October 6, 2021. He was born in Cleveland, on August 27, 1944, to the late Peter and Anne Sterk. Joe was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and... View Obituary & Service Information
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