Richard Samuel Sturman
September 14, 1946 - April 14, 2021
Ginny Lewon
John Day
Peter and Joy Rullo
Joel Hand
Mulvihill Family
Michael & Georgette Cadena
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Mulvihill family
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43-10 30th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11103
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Astoria, New York 11103
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Calverton, NY 11933
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Richard Sturman Obituary   Richard “Rocky” Sturman, 74, passed on April 14, 2021.   He was born September 14, 1946 in New York, NY, the son of Nancy Hannon and Herman Sturman (both deceased).  On November 22, 1969, he married Maureen McNamara, who pre-deceased him in 2001 Rocky served in the U.S. Navy as a…

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Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez left a message on June 17, 2021:
We were saddened to learn, belatedly, of Rocky's death. Sixteen years ago, we contacted him while researching our book "Foxbats over Dimona" about the Soviet role in the 1967 Six-Day War, which included a chapter about the USS Liberty incident. Of all the survivors, he was the only one who consented to meet us Israelis, and we visited him in Astoria with our two then-young boys. He kept an open mind, an honest desire to find out the truth and a gracious manner. The valuable information he provided was quoted and gratefully acknowledged in the book -- we'll be glad to e-mail you the text if you'd like to have it (we sent him a hard copy of the book). Rocky was especially kind to our boys and made them a gift of a poker cards-and-chips set that they treasured and enjoyed for years. He was a real gentleman and it was an honor and privilege to know him. We hope the knowledge that he is so fondly remembered is some consolation for your family. Sincerely, Isabella and Gideon Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Debbie Luebcke left a message on April 23, 2021:
My Uncle and Godfather Although years pass and familes go in separate directions time or distance cannot erase memories. Rest in peace Uncle richie
Jim Dunn CT3 USS Liberty left a message on April 22, 2021:
So sorry to hear about Rocky Sturman passing. I have memories of the African cruises with him. He was a good man and a good sailor. Talking with him one day on the ship we found out that we were both from Astoria, Long Island. May he rest in peace till we meet again. Jim
Ginny Lewon left a message on April 19, 2021:
Richie may you RIP. LOTS OF FOND MEMORIES. Our hearts 💕 and prayers go out to you Theresa, Ricky and your families. 🙏🏼🙏🏼😘😘❤️❤️
Dan Wagoner CT3 USS Liberty left a message on April 18, 2021:
My deepest condolences to your family. Fair winds and following seas to you, Rocky...RIP, shipmate.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
John Day left a message on April 17, 2021:
In memory of Richard Samuel Sturman, John Day lit a candle
Peter and Joy Rullo left a message on April 16, 2021:
Always at our family gatherings in Brentwood with a smile and a camera. We love and miss you.
Joel Hand left a message on April 16, 2021:
My uncle, Jerry Lee Goss, served with Rocky on USS Liberty. My condolences and prayers for Rocky and your family. May peace be with you.
Mulvihill Family left a message on April 16, 2021:
Rest Easy Rocky. You will be missed.
Budd Cardone left a message on April 16, 2021:
Rocky was my life-long friend, having met when we were still teenagers. Our friendship grew into a brotherhood, and remained so for the rest of our lives. Let it be said that I loved this man. His departure from this life leaves an empty space that will never be filled - because there can never be another Rocky. Godspeed, my brother.
Michael & Georgette Cadena left a message on April 16, 2021:
He will always be in your heart and mind.
Rene left a message on April 16, 2021:
My sincere condolences. May he Rest in Peace. Xoxo
Bruce M Hulick left a message on April 16, 2021:
Rocky and I made 4 cruises up and down the west coast of Africa. I was a fellow Radioman and we became good friends. I only had 3 months to go on my enlistment and they were going on a 4 month cruise so I was discharged and did not make the final cruise. Lost a few good friends.
Mary Okul left a message on April 16, 2021:
My Brother we never know what is around the corner for any of us there are times I wished things were different but no matter how many miles or years pass bye our love we shared will always and forever be in my Heart xoxo
Mulvihill family left a message on April 16, 2021:
You will be missed, Rocky!
Mike and Margaret Pastore left a message on April 16, 2021:
Rest In Peace my cousin. Love you. Play that Jethro Tull loud so we can enjoy the music with you. ❤️🎈
Mike and Margaret Pastore left a message on April 16, 2021:
Rest In Peace my cousin. Love you. Play that Jethro Tull loud so we can enjoy the music with you. ❤️🎈
The Flemings left a message on April 16, 2021:
In memory of Richard Samuel Sturman, The Flemings lit a candle
Drago Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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