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Sterling A. Werley

Sterling A. Werley, 96, formerly from Seipstown, died Dec. 1, 2020, in Parkland Manor, South Whitehall Township.

He and his wife, Margaret “Peg” (Buchert) Werley, were married 31 years in February.

Born in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late Paul D. and Myrtle (Mohr) Werley.

He worked for Trexler Sheep Farm, Schnecksville, for several years, then went on to work for EFM, Emmaus, as well as Western Electric and Horlacher Brewing, Allentown.

He also worked on the road crew for the Pennsylvania Highway Department, retiring from Pipeline Petroleum Co., Emmaus.

He honorably and faithfully served in the U.S. Navy.

A member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church, Weisenberg Township, he was a sexton there for a period of time.

He was a member of the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, where he served on the board.

When Sterling was younger, he played short stop for the Lyon Valley baseball team and enjoyed going to local auctions and raising geraniums from “slips” in his attic hothouse.

His survivors include daughters, Renae L. Mullin (James) of New Tripoli and Jocelyn D. Young (John) of Wescosville; grandchildren Anthony, Michael and Steven Werley, Jason and Derek Zerfass, and Erin Meiser; great-grandchildren Andrew, Joshua, Jacob, Jenna, Vicki, Mikaila and Shelby Werley, Sophia and Yianna Koutsoubis, Trevin, Lauren, Matthew, and Ava Zerfass, and Larry and Deanna; great-great grandchildren Bailee and Bentley; stepchildren Carol Micolochick and Michael Buchert (Joan); five step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Brian Werley and granddaughter, Evonne Werley.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment at Weisenberg Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Tripoli.

Condolences may be offered to the family at kellerfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church, c/o Keller Funeral Home, P.O. Box 52, Fogelsville, PA 18051.

Write memorial fund in the memo line.

Arrangements made by Keller Funeral Homes Inc., Fogelsville.