John Michael Sternig |

John Michael Sternig

John Michael Sternig of El Jebel died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 17.

He was born Oct. 24, 1985, in Phoenix to Mary Kay Reemelin and John P. Sternig.

John lived in El Jebel for the past 11 years.

He worked in the video department at the City Market store in El Jebel for the past two years.

He was a student at Basalt High School, where he was a member of the Drama Club and Student Council.

John is survived by his father and stepmother, John and Charlotte Sternig of Basalt; by his mother and stepfather, Kay and Doug Newcomb of Louisville; by a grandfather, John M. Sternig; by a sister, Kathryn Marie Sternig of El Jebel; by stepsisters Traci Schmidtberger of Grand Junction and Candice Newcomb of Louisville; and by stepbrothers Greg Newcomb and Steve Newcomb of Louisville.

A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church in Carbondale.

A funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 20, at Basalt High School, 600 Southside Drive, with Msgr. Thomas Dentici and the Revs. Thomas McCormick, Thomas Bradtke and Mary Kate Schroeder officiating.

Cremation is planned, with inurnment at Basalt Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Basalt High School Drama Club, 600 Southside Drive, Basalt, CO 81621.

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