George Sternberg Sr.

July 3, 1943 ~ January 9, 2019 (age 75)

George A. Sternberg 75 of New Plymouth, Idaho passed away January 9, 2019 in the comfort of his home.

George was born to Fred Henry Sternberg and Mildred Lois Simmons, Sternberg, (Morcom, Troy) in Ontario, Oregon. His siblings are Ray (Maureen) Sternberg, Jeannie (Don) Hinkley, Shirley Koetz (half sister), Susan Goddard (half sister), and Tom (Dora) Morcom (half brother).


He is survived by his children George (Randi) Sternberg Jr. of Erda, Utah and Dawn (Vince) Talbott of Fruitland, Idaho. He has four grand kids: Gene Dyal, Monty (Karli), Kassy (Tyler) McClimans, and Wyatt Sternberg. His great grand kids are Ashleigh Dyal, Saige Sternberg, Luke Sternberg,  Oakley, Tylee, and Kaycee McClimans.


George went to grade school in Tule Lake, California before he transferred to New Plymouth, Idaho to live with his grandpa (George) and grandma (Sarah) Simmons. He graduated from New Plymouth High School in 1962. On February 14, 1964, he married Joyce LaDonna Lytle and had two children: George Allan Sternberg Jr, born on September 19, 1964 and Dawn Lynn Sternberg, born on June 2, 1966. They later divorced.

 George worked on farms growing up and then became an auto mechanic. He worked at Snake River Ramblers, Peterson Furniture, Co-op in New Plymouth, Treasure Valley Motors, and Action Dodge from 1984 until his retirement in August 2005.

He made his living working with his hands, starting in his younger years at Peterson Furniture and later on as an auto mechanic.  His true passion in life was hunting and fishing as he was always hunting on Indian Mountain and camping at Lost Lake. His Grandson Gene was his hunting, fishing, and camping buddy from the day Gene was born until Dad wasn’t able to go. They had many special moments in the mountains together. Dad loved being with his family, particularly his children and grandchildren, and he was always there for them. He was very patient and loved to help people learn about mechanics, hunting, fishing, or assembling something. He spent many years hunting with his hunting buddy Ron Stuart up on Indian Mountain.

I’m sure dad and Ron are in heaven having the hunt of their life


Memorial Services will be January 19, 2019 at 11 am at Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel
Payette, Idaho , Reception to follow at Clarion Inn Ontario, Oregon

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