Richard Sternjacob

Richard Alan Sternjacob

Tuesday, August 28th, 1945 - Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Richard Alan Sternjacob, age 74, passed away June 15, 2020 in Polson MT. He was born August 28, 1945 in St. Louis, MO the son of Richard J. and Colleen Sternjacob.

Richard graduated from San Jose State with a degree in Education. He served in the United States Army (Vietnam). He was a retired Deputy Sheriff in Santa Clara County, CA.

Richard was a member of the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, Mission Valley Cruisers car club, and National Rifle Association.

Richard enjoyed spending his time restoring and collecting classic cars. He was a history buff, extremely patriotic and very thankful for our veterans. He loved traveling and seeing the country by way of his class A RV. He was known for his sweet tooth and cookie extraordinaire.

Richard married Patty M. Thomas on July 12, 1990.

Richard is survived by his wife Patty M. Sternjacob, daughter Christine L. Sternjacob, his children by marriage, Shelley P. Ellerman, Kelley M. Laird, William E. Fortney Jr, and eight grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
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Janel Peterson

Posted at 05:43pm
My husband worked with you, my daughters and I would love to go and visit you in Gilroy. We have many fond memories. You will be missed.
Garry, Janel, Brittney and Kayla Peterson

Nancy Csabanyi

Posted at 03:27pm
From the Deputy Sheriffs' Association of Santa Clara County, we would like to send our sincere condolences to the Sternjacob Family. Warm thoughts and prayers to you all. Nancy Csabanyi DSA Office Mngr

Patty Sternjacob Posted at 12:11am

Thank you. Rick was proud to be a deputy.

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