Marian E. Sternkopf, 98, of Exton, PA, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Sunrise of Exton. She was the wife of Kenneth H Sternkopf, a WWII veteran and Masonic Past Grand Master of NJ, who preceded her in death in 1993. Born in Framingham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Helen Eaton Fitts.
Marian was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker.
Surviving her is a daughter, Lynne A. Crane (John), grandson Peter Joshua Crane (Dara) and their children Braylen and Kenley, and grandson Michael Jason Crane (Rachel) and his children Hailey and Michael, and step children Gabriel and Caleb. She is also survived by a son, William A. Sternkopf (Celeste), granddaughter Samantha (Mark) and child Riley, and grandson Dillon.
She was preceded in death by her brother Frederick (Faith) and brother George (Helen).
She enjoyed both her home in NJ and Florida as she was a “snowbird” for many years.
Marian enjoyed traveling and being involved with her husband in the many Masonic functions over the years. She continued to go to yearly functions after her husband’s passing.
She was a member of the Sunrise family for nearly 5 years, and she, with her daughter, son-in-law, and Scrappy became very attached to both the many residents and very caring staff.
Marian was a member of Princeton Methodist Church where she was active in Women’s Club. She was a member of the Eastern Star and local Women’s Circle. She loved to travel both by land and sea with a close friend, Carol, and did so extensively all over the world. She enjoyed knitting, doing counted cross stitch, doing crossword puzzles, entertaining/cooking, bowling, golf, playing bridge, and her evening Manhattan.
She will be greatly missed!
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