Ethel Adolf Sternberg

September 3, 1924 - August 8, 2018
Ethel Adolf Sternberg

Ethel Adolf Sternberg, 93, passed away on August 8th 2018. Ethel was born on September 3, 1924 in Hamburg, Germany. Ethel was a devoted wife and mother and while caring for her family she found time to serve as a volunteer at Williamsburg Community Hospital, a member and officer of the Sisterhood at Temple Beth-El and as a Docent for the Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary. Later in her life she did a great deal of public speaking about her remembrances as a holocaust survivor. Ethel is survived by her children Cary (Sherry) Sternberg, Michael (Angie) Sternberg and Trish Bell as well as 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul. A service for family and friends will be 10 am Friday, August 10th at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg, Va.. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, VA. http://www.Vaholocaust.org , Temple Beth-El of Williamsburg or a charity of your choice.


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  • August 09, 2018
    Lynn & Stan Constantine says:
    Dear Cary, Michael & Trish, We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a great lady who will be missed. May her memory be eternal.

  • August 09, 2018
    Diana Martin Morris says:
    Cary, Michael and Trisha, your mom was a beautiful lady and I know that you will miss her so very much. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. All the best, Diana

  • August 10, 2018
    Joe Davis says:
    Mike, Beverly and I are very sorry for your and your family's loss. While I did not know her we did meet on a couple occasions over the years. We apologize for not being able to make the service today. I hope we can catch up soon. Take care.

  • August 11, 2018
    Randa Symuleski says:
    Ethel will be missed a great deal. I have many fond memories with her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family in this difficult time.

  • August 11, 2018
    Winnie and Barry Fratkin says:
    We were saddened to see in the VA Gazette that your mom had passed away. She was a lovely lady, and we have fond memories of her from our Williamsburg days. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time.