Sterling L. Weikel
Sterling L. “Stubby” Weikel, 79, of 244 Stubby Lane, Allenwood, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Sycamore Manor Healthcare Center, Montoursville.
He was born May 30, 1932, in Montgomery, a son of the late Paul and Edith (Day) Weikel. On Oct. 23, 1954, he married the former Bertha M. Jamison. Together they celebrated 56 years of marriage.
Stubby worked as a corn cook at Frito Lay, Williamsport for 20 years, retiring in 1995.
He loved the Lord and was a member of the White Deer Valley Baptist Church and the Muncy Valley Baptist Men.
An avid Little League Baseball fan, Stubby never missed a World Series game. He began coaching Little League Baseball in Montgomery in the 50s and continued coaching in the Watsontown league into the 70s. His years of coaching touched the lives of hundreds of little leaguers and all stars. One of his Montgomery teams advanced to the State playoffs in the late 50s. In an attempt to share his fondness of baseball, he often invited and accompanied many area youth to the Little League World Series. Stubby also coached and played church softball, coached Midget League Football at Watsontown and worked on the Warrior Run High School Football chain crew. He was a devoted fan of the Phillies and enjoyed traveling; his latest trip was to Israel. Stubby’s greatest love was his family and he supported them by attending all of his children’s and grandchildren’s events and sporting activities.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are one son and daughter-in-law, Steven L. and Rebecca Weikel, of Dewart; three daughters and sons-in-law, Julie K. and Bruce Rearick, of Watsontown, Paula M. and Travis Young, of Allenwood, and Lori A. and Erik Miller, of South Williamsport; one sister, Lois Phillips, of Watsontown; eleven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one foster grandchild; two great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Jeri Lynn Weikel on Feb. 17, 1981; six brothers and two sisters.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the White Deer Valley Baptist Church, 572 White Deer Baptist Church Rd., Allenwood, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Michael Deal. Burial will follow in Uniontown Cemetery, Allenwood. A time of continued fellowship and refreshments will be served at the church following the burial.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the White Deer Valley Baptist Church, 572 White Deer Baptist Church Rd., Allenwood, PA 17810.
The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.