In Memory

Janet Gould (Sternberg)

Janet G. Sternberg       Born: July 11, 1945      Died: July 29, 2016

Janet G. Sternberg, age 71, of Batavia, formerly of St. Charles passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at her residence.      She was born July 11, 1945 in Lakewood, Ohio to James and Ruth Gould.
Janet was a member of Hosanna! Lutheran Church in St. Charles.
Mrs. Sternberg is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard Sternberg; two daughters, Laura (Rick) Beutler of Murphysboro, Tennessee and Stephanie Lynch of Rockton; two sons, Gregory Sternberg of Elgin and Matthew (Karla) Sternberg of Phoenix, Arizona; four grandchildren, Kristine Lynch, Andrew and Ryan Beutler and Tyler Sternberg.    She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Susan Small.

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02/17/22 09:54 AM #1    

Lynn Jaenke (Erb)

Jan was an incredibly brave, optomistic, and kind woman who was diagnosed in her early twenties with polycystic kidney disease.  She eventually had a kidney transplant, but for many years suffered reactions from her body trying to reject the kidney, and from the medicine she took.  She had many cancers from the medicine, but always, always maintained her sunny, sweet disposition.  She finally did die of cancer, and it was a blessing by then.  She was just so much fun to be with, even though I didn't get to be with her all that much since she lived in Chicago and I live in Vermont.  We did take a trip with Kathy (her best friend, and my best friend) up to their summer home on Washington Island, and that was a blast.  I was so shocked today to read that her husband, Rich Sternberg (RRHS "62) just died.  He was in incredible physical condition, and very active in every way.  Hug your loved ones everyone.  And stay present to the beauty and love around you!

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