Dale J. Strouse, 76, of Orwigsburg, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 16th, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown with his family by his side.
Dale was born in Landingville on November 19, 1944, a son of the late Ruth M. (Hoffman) and Henry W. Strouse.
He was the widower of Sandra L. (Kauffman) Strouse. They were married 48 years until Sandy’s death in 2015.
Dale was a member of the first graduating class of Blue Mountain High School in 1962. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965. He founded Strouse Brothers, Inc. of Orwigsburg in 1966 and continued working until his death as a consultant and mentor. He loved his business and family. He was a well respected community figure and well known in the area. He was a member of the Orwigsburg Lions Club. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus from 1969 until 2019 as well as traveling, boating and fishing in his spare time.
Dale is survived by his daughter, Jennifer L. Gipe, wife of James; son Michael W. Strouse, husband of Heather; his companion, Kathleen Miller, with whom he resided. Also surviving are Dale’s five grandchildren Benjamin, Kira, Wyatt, Jesse and Emmitt.
Dale is also survived by two sisters, Karen E. , wife of Robert Baessler, Marilyn F, wife of Christopher Hauptly, two brothers, Larry A. Strouse, husband of Carole; Errol J. Strouse, husband of Carol. Nieces & Nephews. Dale was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth C. Strouse.
A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday evening, June 24th from 6-8 PM at Kimmel’s Church, 179 Pine Creek Drive,Orwigsburg. Friends are also invited to gather from 9-10:45 in the church on Friday the 25th. A Lions Club Necrology Service will begin at 10:45 followed by a celebration of life service at 11 AM. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made with checks payable to MDA in the memory of Dale Strouse. Please mail your donations to Schaeffer’s Harley Davidson, 1123 Brick Hill Road, Orwigsburg, PA 17961. Your donation will enable a local child with muscular dystrophy to attend summer camp.
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Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
1123 Brick Hill Road, Orwigsburg PA 17961