James L. StrouseOctober 3, 1922 ~ July 22, 2017 (age 94)
James L. Strouse , 94, of Pottsville, PA, formerly of Sculps Hill Road, Auburn, and Orwigsburg, passed away at 10:30 PM, Saturday, July 22nd, at Schuylkill Center - Genesis Healthcare .
James was born in West Brunswick Township, PA on October 3, 1922, a son of the late Mary Ellen (Confer ) and Charles Strouse .
He was the widower of Bernice F. (Wildermuth ) Strouse . They enjoyed 56 years of marriage, before Bernice passed in 2001
He was a member of Faith Reformed United Church of Christ Landingville, and attended Pinedale School. James served in the U.S. Marines in WW II.
James worked as a heavy Equipment Operator & Mechanic in the coal industry. He was one of the founding members of the Blue Mountain School board , where he served many years.
James is survived by
Four daughters, Carol A., widow of James Personette, of Auburn, PA;
Elaine K. , wife of Raymond Snyder , of Lehighton, A;
Susan J. , wife of Karl Stoudt , of Bernville, PA;
Diane F. , wife of Bernard Nace , of Pottsville, PA.
a son, Gary L. , husband of Rebecca Strouse , of New Caledonia;
James is also survived by 10 Grandchildren : Michael, Jason, Kevin, Stephen, Adam, Stephanie, Sarah, Corinne, Julia and Jonelle. 10 Great Grandchildren.
He is predeceased by 5 brothers Norman, Claude, George, Henry & Aaron Strouse, Sr. and 6 sisters Helen Moyer, Lydia Schaeffer, Mable Herring, Blanche Schroding, Mary Grube and Ada Bensinger. Also surviving are Numerous Nieces and Nephews. James was the former companion of Irene Stump.
Religious Service will be held Thursday at 11:00 with Pastor James R. Fidler officiating, at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation services, Inc., Orwigsburg. Visitation from 9:00 AM until time of service in the funeral home.
Interment at Zion's Red Church Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Reformed United Church of Christ, 8 Church Street, Landingville PA 17972.
Faith Reformed United Church of Christ
8 Church Street, Landingville PA 17972