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“Jerry & Denise - so sorry to hear of Dottie's passing. Mom had back surgery on January 21, and is still recuperating in Rehab after a couple of...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Pam Howard - Brownsburg, IN

“Jerry. I am sorry for your loss. I Hope your belief in God will bring you comfort at this time. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Ron Wilson - Rushville, IN

“So Sorry for your loss ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce Harrington - ndianapolis, IN

“On behalf of the class of Scecina '75 our prayers and toughts are with you ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Allen - indianapolis, IN

“My prayers, thoughts and condolences to all of the family of Dorothy. All of you have good reason to be be happy to have had her as the most...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Joseph Riedman - Connersville, IN

“Denise - sorry to hear about your mom. I know it's tough but stay strong. Your in my prayers. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Patty Freeman - indianapolis, IN

“Denise - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Michael and I send our deepest condolences for your loss. I will not be able to be at the services...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Katie Murray and Michael Mills - IN

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“To my dear friend Cheryl and her family - I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I am praying for you during this sad time. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jill Wilkes - Carmel, IN - Friend

“My wife Norma, and I enjoyed playing bridge with Dorothy and Jerry in the Holy Spirit Bridge Marathon. She was a fine lady. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Ed Day - Bradenton, FL - Friend

“I'm so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She and Jerry were my parents neighbors for lots of years on Payton Rd. I remember her as very smart and...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Joann Prieshoff/Calhoun/Monroe - GA

“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Ede Kline - Indianapolis, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Dorthy's family. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Kroger Associates J 862 - IN

“Denise...I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Gina Horton - Naples, FL

“Dear Sternberg Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN

Dorothy S. Sternberg, 92, Indianapolis, passed away February 7, 2013. She was born September 7, 1920 in Cullman, Alabama, the daughter of Hubert and Edith (Holmes) Moore. Dorothy was a charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Indianapolis. She retired from P. R. Mallory in 1978, and had served as the secretary of the International Union of Electricians Local #1001. Dorothy was an avid bowler, having bowled in 55 women's national tournaments, and was a member of the Indiana State Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame. She was very civic-minded, and served as a precinct committee person for the elections. Dorothy was also a life member of the VFW Post #2999 and the Women's Auxiliary of the Moose Lodge #17.

Dorothy was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Cleghorn, her son-in-law, George Cleghorn, and a grandson, Michael Cleghorn. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jerome Sternberg; her children, Jeff Lazo (Miriam), Denise Boyer (Brian), and Cheryl Lynette (Chris); her grandchildren, Rick Smallwood, Tami Shoults, Lisa Geraghty, Tracee Shields, Tim O'Brian, Jr., Jennifer Harvey, Jeff O'Brian, Evan Lynette, Garrett Lynette, Jessica Boyer, and Brooke Boyer; 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Betty Bramman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, February 11 at 11 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 10 from 3-8 PM at Flanner and Buchanan- Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington Street, with a rosary service at 7:30 PM. Entombment will be at Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association or Masses. A full tribute to Dorothy's life may be viewed online at, where condolences may be shared with the family.

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