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Dr. Eric Avern Sturley

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Dr. Sturley was born on June 9, 1915 and passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Dr. Sturley was a resident of Edwardsville, Illinois at the time of passing.

He attended Yale University, where he received a bachelor¯s degree in Mathematics. Eric continued his education and completed his Masters degree in Mathematics at Yale, and then earned a Doctorate of Education degree from Columbia University.

He served in the US Army as an interpreter and intelligence officer in North Africa and throughout the campaign in Europe. Following WWII, he remained in the Army reserves and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Dr. Sturley was married to Jeanne.

Memorial services are planned for 11AM Saturday April 3, 2010 At the 1st Unitarian Church, 2nd and Alby Sts, Alton Illinois. Officiating will be the Rev. Khleber Van Zandt.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests commemorative charitable donations to either of the following:The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, which can be made on line at http://www.uusc.org/. Donations by check can be mailed to UUSC, PO Box 845259, Boston, MA 02284-5259.orWatershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Road, Edwardsville IL 62025 http://www.watershednaturecenter.com.