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Carberry, Sterling Alva

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August 3, 1942 - March 28, 2020

Carberry, Sterling Alva

Sterling Alva Carberry, age 77, died at Plano, Texas on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Born August 3, 1942 in Okemah, Oklahoma, during his life he lived in Oklahoma, California, Connecticut and Texas and worked as a CPA, followed by automotive finance positions before working for JC Penney for 10 years before retiring in 1998. Sterling served in the Army as an officer during the Vietnam Conflict. He met his wife, Pat, while serving at Fort Ord, California.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Patricia Carberry of Fairview, Texas;  his sister, Bonnie Daley and her husband James Daley, their children son Lance Daley and family, Amanda Daley, wife, and son, Dayton of Lincoln, Nebraska; their daughter, Allison Daley, and family, Aaron Matson, husband, and their twin boys, Owen and Joel of Blair, Nebraska; and sister-in-law, Gayle Carberry of Stillwater, Oklahoma and her children, son Steve Carberry and family, Donnella Flowers Carberry of Grandview, Texas and children, Tanner Carberry, Joshua Flowers, and Mia Choate; and daughter, Linda Yarlagadda and family, Ryan Yarlagadda, husband, and their children, Matthew, Natalie and Kate of Leawood, Kansas.

Sterling was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Geneva Carberry of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and his brother, Roy Carberry, of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

He will be missed by many for his friendly manner, his striking handlebar mustache, and his love of all things Disney. Travel was a passion of his and Pat’s and they visited 120 countries together.

As per his wishes, no service is planned locally. There will be a Celebration of Life in Lincoln, Nebraska later in the year for family.

Memorial contributions are welcome to the organization of your choice.

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Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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Donna Graebner

April 12, 2020 9:15AM

I am grateful for the memories I have of Sterling. He was certainly a unique individual full of fun. My condolences to Pat and Sterling’s family.