Frederick "Freddy" Austin Sturm

May 4, 1939August 24, 2019

Frederick Austin Sturm, 80, of Monaca, formerly of Economy Borough, passed on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Rochester Manor, his loving family at his side. Known as Fred or Freddy by family and friends, he was born on May 4, 1939 in Belington, WV, son of the late Jack and Helen (McDonald) Sturm. Fred was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from the Blast Furnace Department at the Aliquippa Works of Jones & Laughlin Steel. Fred was a self-taught mechanic and held a Vehicle State Inspection License. He enjoyed working on his own vehicles as well as those owned by family and friends. He loved the outdoors and was a member of the Ambridge Sportsman’s Club. Other pastimes included fishing and bowling. He was a member of the Family Church of Jesus Christ, Ambridge. In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his wife: Bertha “Beth” (Fennell) Sturm in 2007 and a son: John Frederick Sturm in 2013. Fred is survived by two sons: Mark (Dawn Thompson) Sturm, Economy Borough; Michael (Lisa) Sturm, Monaca; one daughter: Sandra Lewin, Economy Borough; three grandchildren: Kevin Sturm, Sara Sturm and Destin Sturm; one brother: Tim (Opal) Sturm, Belington, WV. Friends will be received on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester, PA (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). A funeral service to remember, honor and celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m., immediately following the visitation, with Pastor Cheryl Bish, officiating. Private interment will be in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Garden at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. On line condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service and Celebration of Life Thursday, August 29, 2019


Frederick "Freddy" Austin Sturm

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Cliff Lynch

August 27, 2019

I was 13 years old, and I lived with a rage fueled alcoholic mother, well I lived next door to the sturms, Mr Sturm, and one day he heard my biological mother going off, he walked over and said hey cliff, come eat with us, I never forgot how many times him and misses Sturm did that for me. God bless him, if I never said thank you mr, Sturm, thank you