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Lara's journey continued...

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Lara was called home to the Lord June 10, 2023, after the sudden onset, and intense short 104 day struggle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Lara “Larissa” Sterzing was born to H.K. "Keith" Sterzing and Virginia Field Sterzing in Taipei, Taiwan February 25, 1971. In 1988 she graduated from the Science Academy at LBJ High School in Austin, TX. Then, in 1992 she graduated from Texas A&M University, and in 1999 she graduated from her masters’ studies at the University of Houston.

After graduating from Texas A&M, Lara embarked on a journey of business excellence, continuing education, adventure, and service. She travelled for work. She travelled with family. She travelled with friends. And she travelled by herself. She touched six of the seven continents, dozens of countries, and hundreds of cities. She gave selflessly through volunteering and donations to organizations and causes near to her heart.

When not travelling the world, Lara was also active in the Orthodox Church and regularly worshiped at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Houston, Texas.

Lara selflessy dedicated her life to others. She gave both time and financial donations to dozens of organizations over the years, including:
  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Greek Festival)
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • ALS Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Bucknell Univ
  • Children’s Foundation of America
  • Colon Cancer
  • Earthwartch
  • Houston Foodbank
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Project Better World
  • St. Jude’s Research Hospital
  • Texas A&M, 12th Man Foundation
  • Texas A&M, Association of Former Students
  • Texas A&M, CAMP
  • Texas Campaign for the Environment
  • Trinity Foster Care
  • Unicef
  • Women’s Shelter
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Wreaths Across America
  • YMCA
  • Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer

The contributions raised through this will be used for Lara's final medical, funeral, and burial expenses.


  • Enrico Gavazzoni
    • $200 
    • 11 mos
  • Gary Taylor
    • $500 
    • 1 yr
  • Bryan Sal
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Stuart Krohn
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Rosalind Jackson
    • $200 
    • 1 yr


Peter Sterzing
Champion Forest, TX

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