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John H. Strong

October 2, 1940 ~ December 21, 2018 (age 78)
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ON DECEMBER, 21, 2018, OUR BELOVED HUSBAND, FATHER AND FRIEND, JOHN HOWARD STRONG, DEPARTED THIS LIFE PEACEFULLY AT HOME FOLLOWING A LONG ILLNESS. JOHN WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 2,1940 IN PRINCETON, WEST VIRGINIA, TO THE LATE HARRY AND MARGARET STRONG. HE GRADUATED FROM PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL IN 1958 WHERE HE WAS AN OUTSTANDING ATHLETE IN BOTH FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL AND SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BODY. HE WAS A GRADUATE OF WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY IN 1963 AND THE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW IN 1966. WHILE AT WEST VIRGINIA HE WAS A MEMBER OF PHI SIGMA KAPPA SOCIAL FRATERNITY AND THE MOCK HONORARY FI BATAR KAPPAR. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING WIFE OF FIFTY THREE YEARS, MARGOT HEADLEY STRONG; TWO SONS, JOHN HEADLEY STRONG M.D.(WIFE, DANA Schmidt M.D.) OF WOOSTER, OHIO, JAMES McCorkle STRONG Esq. (WIFE, TAMMY) OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, AND TWO GRAND- DAUGHTERS, EMMA AND CATHERINE, ALSO OF WOOSTER,OHIO. JOHN Is ALSO SURVIVED BY HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW JAMES HEADLEY (WIFE, LYNN) OF FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA. IN ADDITION, JOHN IS SURVIVED BY HIS BEST FRIEND, BUCK BYRON (WIFE, JOANN), AND MANY DEAR FRIENDS AND GOLFING BUDDIES. JOHN WAS A RETIRED WESTINGHOUSE EMPLOYEE OF OVER 30 YEARS. HE WAS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN HIS CHURCH, SERVING AS SENIOR WARDEN OF ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL PARISH IN MT. LEBANON, PA and as a board member for Sheldon Calvary Camp. JOHN WAS ALSO AN AVID WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY FAN AND SERVED ON THE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND AS THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. IN addition TO HIS PARENTS, JOHN WAS preceded IN DEATH BY HIS SISTER, HARRIET, AND IN-LAWS, RUDOLPH AND ADA HEADLEY. JOHN WILL LONG BE REMEMBERED AS A WONDERFUL, LOVING, KIND, AND UNDERSTANDING MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY. A MEMORIAL SERVICE TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF JOHN WILL BE HELD at 10:30 AM ON JANUARY 5, 2019, AT ST. PAUL EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1066 WASHINGTON ROAD, MT. LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA with The Rev. Noah Evans and The Rev. Garrett Yates OFFICIATING. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sheldon Calvary Camp or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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