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Sterling  Michael  Hansford, Jr.
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Sterling Michael Hansford, Jr. "Mike", was born December 6, 1965 in the Bronx, NY, the oldest of two children, to Johnny R. Palmer Hansford and Sterling M. Hansford. As a young child, he attended the St. John’s Baptist Church in Scotch Plains, NJ and was educated in the Plainfield, NJ public school system.

Michael worked and lived in New York all of his adult life. HE LOVED NEW YORK. He loved the 70’s and 80’s, whether it was watching old shows or movies on TV, to the clothes that were worn back then. He was a history book for that era. Michael was a comic book collector and had over 2000 books. He enjoyed putting together comic book character’s models.

His father, grandfather and uncle passed on their artistic ability to him. He was an artist who could design and make furniture. He was also a jack-of-all-trades. Michael could fix or repair anything and he enjoyed doing it. His main love was his bikes. From a young child he would be in the garage taking bikes apart and rebuilding them to his liking and that love of bikes followed him into adulthood. Whether it was regular bikes, mountain bikes or racing bikes, he built custom bikes from scratch using the best parts that were made for bikes. His bikes were the top of the line as far as bikes go. He even traveled to France and other countries for bike races that were held there.

Sterling Michael Hansford, Jr. departed this life on Mon. Jan. 29, 2018 in New York at the age of 52. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Rosa Lee Palmer and his paternal grandparents Aytch and Elizabeth Hansford.

He leaves to cherish fond memories his mother Johnnye R. Hansford of Plainfield; his father Sterling M. Hansford of Augusta, GA; one brother Ronald J. Hansford of Plainfield; two nieces Cherelle and Jazae Hansford; one aunt Jean Rainsford and one uncle Jack W. Palmer both of Augusta, GA; his godfather Robert L. Jones of Philadelphia, PA; a dear family friend Willie Mae Clark of the Bronx and a host of cousins, friends and special friends Chantel, Ana and Ralph.


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Visitation

Tuesday

6

Feb

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. John's Baptist Church

2387 Morse Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Tuesday

6

Feb

10:00 AM
St. John's Baptist Church

2387 Morse Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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