Former Fairfield Mayor Died

Former mayor, councilman in Fairfield

Former Fairfield mayor and city Councilman Sterling R- Uhler has died at age 73. Relatives say he died early yesterday morning after battling an inoperable brain tumor for nearly a year.

Uhler served on city council in the community about 15 miles north of Cincinnati from 1970 to 1975, 1981 to 1989, and from 1993 to 2001. He served as mayor from 1991 to 1993.

Friends say Uhler influenced a wide range of important issues - from supporting parks and recreations to pushing for changes in the structure of city government.

Uhler also served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for General Electric Aircraft Engines. Uhler is survived by his wife, Rita; five children, four siblings and 12 grandchildren.