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Vienna Resident Hank Sternberg, 50, Dies

Sternberg was a Boy Scout leader and a member of the Rotary Club.

Hank Sternberg, 50, an active member of the Vienna community, died of a heart attack on Friday.

A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax in Oakton.

Sternberg, a Washington, D.C. native, was the owner of Cyber Services, Inc., an Internet technology company based in Vienna. He was also a volunteer Boy Scout leader and a member of the local chapter of the Rotary Club.

David Agatston, a close family friend, vacationed with Sternberg and his wife two weeks ago in Miami. He shared the following thoughts about his friend with Patch. 

"Hank had a wonderful sense of humor, loved music (especially the blues), loved to discuss and debate with his friends about a wide range of topics including politics, technology and religion.  He was a great neighbor who was always willing to help out with anything anyone needed.  He was also one of the handiest guys I knew who was always working on projects around his house – he built his own deck and pool.  He loved technology and was always excited about the newest gadgets – digital cameras, iPads, etc.  He loved camping and fishing and went on an annual fishing trip with friends to North Carolina.  As an active scout leader, he was often camping with his kids."

Sternberg is survived by his wife Nancy Sternberg and their three children, Greg Sternberg, 16, Jacob Sternberg, 14, and Stephanie Sternberg, 12.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association in Sternberg's honor.

Joseph Merenda March 27, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Hank was an incredible Rotarian. His presence will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family.. Fellow Rotarian, Joe (and Marie) Merenda
christine parks March 28, 2012 at 02:22 AM
We were privileged to meet the Sternburgs when our kids who are the same ages as theirs, were at Parkwood. Hank was an amazing guy. Funny and easy to talk to. I remember standing on the deck he had just built it was amazing. And he was so humble about it. He will be missed so much because people like him are rare. My condolences to Nancy and the kids. Christine Parks
Carlos Vargas March 28, 2012 at 02:36 AM
I am so sadened to hear this a moment ago... we have been trying to setup a get together with JJ, Nadine, Ed, Martin and Henry this coming months... I am so sorry we did not have the chance to sit around the grill like the old days, and remember the great times and adventures we all shared almost 30 years ago... we will always remember you my friend! Our prayers are with Nancy, Greg, Jacob and Stephanie. Carlos Vargas Fairfax, VA
Morella Rosales-Hanner March 29, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Words alone cannot express our sadness and sorrow for the so sudden parting of Hank. To say that his time with us was cut short is an understatement. The reality is that he touched everyone who knew him and for that he will forever be missed. I will always remember the passion, honesty and fairness Hank brought to everything he did no matter how small or intricate the task happened to be. I admire Hank’s genuine caring for his children and the children in our community and I deeply believe that most of his projects and adventures were motivated by this caring. As the mother of two boys whose lives have been deeply touched by Hank, I can attest that he pretty much exemplified the ‘It takes a whole village …’ proverb. I hope that the outpouring of sympathy that Nancy, Greg, Jacob and Stephanie have received during this difficult time has been of some consolation and that it serves as a reminder of the special place Hank will forever hold in our hearts. With Sincere Sympathy, Morella Rosales-Hanner
Frank Muto May 12, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Hank has been a customer of ours since 2005 with Cyber Services. I always enjoyed our conversations and his upbeat nature. I hope the family may find comfort with family and friends and pray for their strength to keep strong within the family. Rest in piece my friend, rest in piece. Frank Muto

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