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James Gwynn
Stearns

May 24, 2018 – November 26, 2018

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Obituary for James Gwynn Stearns

James Gwynn Stearns, 81, of Clermont, Florida, was born May 24, 1937 in Framingham Massachusetts and died November 26, 2018 in ORMC, Orlando, Florida.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5 P.M. at
Oakland Presbyterian Church, 218 East Oakland Avenue (Mail: P.O. Box 38)
Oakland, Florida 34760

Born to Gilbert and Doris (nee: Gwynn) Stearns, he grew up in Vermont. He served in the U.S. Air Force and the Minnesota Air National Guard. He is a graduate of Winona State College, Winona, Minnesota. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, he started a teaching career which would lead him to Minneola Elementary School, Minneola, Florida for the next 29 years. After teaching the children during the day, he drove boats to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. His career at Disney lasted 35 years. An avid sport fan, he taught swimming, coached Little League Baseball, Girls’ Softball and refereed Basketball. He was an assistant Boy Scout leader and worked at Camp La-No-Che for several summers. As an ordained Elder of the Presbyterian Church, he served in many capacities. He taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, coached Upward Basketball, and volunteered at Lego Camp. He was a member of the Forum Sunday School Class and the Men’s Prayer Breakfast.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann, four children: Nancy Stearns Bullen, (Randy), James Gilbert (Renee) Stearns, Frank Joseph (Sharon) Stearns and Sarah Stearns Cerilli (David Sr), 16 grandchildren,19 great-grandchildren, and a brother John MacLennan Stearns. He leaves cousins, many nieces and nephews, along with a host of friends. He will be missed.

He is predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Doris Stearns, brother Robert Archer Stearns, and brother Gilbert Sanford Stearns.

In lieu of flowers a memorial to the youth ministry at Oakland Presbyterian Church has been suggested.

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When
Friday, November 30, 2018 5:00pm
Location
Oakland Presbyterian Church
Address
218 East Oakland Avenue
Oakland, FL