Sterling J. Sorrell (Goose), 88, of Cumberland Head, passed away, Sept. 5, 2019.
He was born in Plattsburgh on Feb. 6, 1931, son of Tyler and Florence (Boswell) Sorrell.
Sterling served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. He married Louise Bushey on Jan. 31, 1958.
Sterling worked on the D&H Railroad as a Signal Mechanic for twenty-seven years. He joined the Morrisonville Fire Department in 1949 and was an active member serving as a firefighter, an officer and as commissioner.
Sterling was also a member of the American Legion Post 1619 for over 67 years, the Elks Club for 50 years, and a life member of VFW Post 125.
Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Louise Sorrell of Plattsburgh; children, James Sorrell of Florida and Patricia (Rodney) Baker of Morrisonville; grandson, Brett (Christina) Baker; great-grandsons, Dylan, Declan, and Killian Baker; brother, Herling "Midge" Sorrell; sister, Sally Griffin; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Adeline, Barbara, Charles, Anne, and Clarence "Smokey"; and many nieces and nephews.
Sterling was predeceased by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gwladys and Raymond Bushey; and brothers-in-law, Allen and George.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 9th at 11 a.m. in St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville.
Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
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Published on September 6, 2019
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Nicole Demarse
Sep 08, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Sterling "Goose" Sorrell by Nicole Demarse.  Send flowers
Scott and Beth (Rock) Hamilton
Sep 07, 2019
Sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. You will always have your special memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda Parker
Sep 07, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Goosie's passing.He had so many funny stories and was a real character.My thoughts go with you Louise, and your children.
Jane Sexton
Sep 06, 2019
I feel so lucky and blessed to have so many wonderful memories growing up with Goose at our house for all of our family events. So many good times, he will be forever missed.
Donald Sexton
Sep 06, 2019
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Sterling "Goose" Sorrell by Donald Sexton.  Send flowers