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David S. Stern

February 27, 1947 - July 13, 2016

David Stern, 69, passed away peacefully after a long illness July 13, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones, at his home. He was born February 27, 1947 in Long Beach, Calif. to Floyd and Sylvia Stern.

David met his precious wife, Carrol (Flesher) Stern at the age of 15. Dave and Carrol married one month after high school graduation, on July 24, 1965 at the age of 18. They lived in Long Beach until Dave’s HVAC and Refrigeration career took them north to San Jose. It was always a dream to live in Oregon; for many years the Stern family traveled from Southern California to Union Creek, Ore. to camp for several weeks in the summer. In 1988, Dave and Carrol made that dream come true when they moved to Medford. David continued to work in the HVAC trade while Carrol was a homemaker. Together, they took full advantage of everything Southern Oregon had to offer.

David absolutely loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed gardening, woodworking, home projects, and just relaxing at the river, lake, or any beautiful place in Oregon. His entire life revolved around his family, whom he loved immensely. His #1 favorite thing to do was spending time with his wife, kids, or grandchildren.

David is survived by his beloved wife, Carrol; his daughters, Cheryl O’Brien (son-in-law Rick, grandchildren, Ashley, Cady, Molly, and Kieran), Lori Collins (son-in-law Guy, grandchildren, Samantha, Cole, Chase, and Casey), and Shannon Keith (son-in-law Phil, grandsons, Ryan, Garret, and Tanner); six great-grandchildren; his mother, Sylvia Stern; and his brother, Larry Stern.

David was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Stern, and his sister, Karen (Stern) Iliff.

Although we have lost our rock and our hero, Heaven gained a kind, unique, and beautiful soul. Go catch a big one Dad!

A graveside service will be held at Siskiyou Memorial, date and time to be announced.

David S. Stern