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John James Sternot

John James Sternot died on February 22nd. He was 103 years old.

John grew up in rural Wisconsin. He owned several business and eventually drove an auto transport truck for 30 years, without one accident. Like many who grew up during the great depression, John knew how to fix anything.

He had so many inventions, we started calling him “patent John”. He also loved wood working, making doll cradles and reindeer.

John was married to Milldred (Swarick) for 79 years.

He retired to Goleta in 1973 when his daughter Delores transferred to Goleta with General Motors.

John loved saying the rosary, which he did 3 or 4 times a day. In his honor, the rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 7th at St. Raphael's Church with Msgr. Stephen Noel Downes, Celebrant.

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