Cherry Hill – Formerly of Gloucester City and Myerstown, PA. On January 21, 2021. Age 77. Loving daughter of the late George H. Sturgis, Sr. and Marie Anna Sturgis (nee McCully). Cherished sister of Harry J. Sturgis, Sr. and many devoted nieces and nephews. Survived by her best friend, Dorothy S. “Dotty” D’Augustino. Beloved sister of the late George H. Sturgis, Jr.
Ann was born in Camden and was a 1964 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. She was known as “Sturg” and excelled at basketball where she played both forward and guard. She helped Gloucester Catholic Lady Rams dominate the newly formed Catholic League. In 1961, the team went undefeated and topped the 70 point mark several times on its way to the first ever league title. Sturg was the outstanding shooters in South Jersey history and was the master of long range jump shots. She played all four years for head coach Bert Nolan. After high school, Sturg was invited to play with the Lady Goldtrotters and traveled the New York – Virginia circuit for several years. She was the first coach of the Saint Mary’s CYO team which later produced so many fine athletes for Gloucester Catholic High School and Coach Nolan. Sturg was proudly inducted in the South Jersey Basketball Hall Of Fame Class of 1987.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Ann’s visitation on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 9 am to 10 am at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am in the church. Inurnment New Saint Mary’s Cemetery.
Family requests memorial donations in Sturg’s memory to Gloucester Catholic High School: 333 Ridgeway Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 or Animal Welfare Association: 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees Township, NJ 08043. Please write in memo: Anna Marie Sturgis. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Anna Marie Sturgis. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City. Ph: 856 – 456 -1142