October 23, 2018

Melzor D. "Bud" Stearns

Died May 19, 2017


Melzor D. “Bud” Stearns, 77, of Lewiston passed away Friday, May 19, 2017.

Melzor was born in Flint on June 5, 1939, to Duane and Frances (Purcell) Stearns. He worked for McDonald Dairy Plant in Flint as a truck driver, retiring in 2002. He moved to Luzerne following his retirement. Melzor married Linda J. Marsan in Luzerne in September 1998. He worked part-time during his retirement for Handrich Trucking, and also for Country Fresh Dairy. Melzor was a member of the Luzerne American Legion Post. He enjoyed deer hunting, bowling, NASCAR, camping, karaoke, tooling around in his “buggy” and spending time with his family and friends.

Melzor is survived by his wife, Linda J. of Lewiston; his children, Danny (Kelly) Stearns of Clio, Debbie (Tom) Graham of Clio and his stepson Sam (Amy) Alexander of Linden; his sister, Fran Freeman; his brothers, Marvin (Joyce) Stearns, Robert Stearns and Garry Stearns; his grandchildren, Danny Frazier, Vanessa (Justin) Riley, Josh Graham and Halee Alexander; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James Stearns; and two sisters-in-law.

Visitation will be Monday, May 22, 2017, from 3-8 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, and also Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Hedy Alcock officiating. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will follow the services. Memorials may be made for the needs and wishes of the family.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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