STROM, Donald Joseph
Donald Joseph Strom, 90, of Amston, formerly of Hartford, husband of Lucille Jane (Schurmann) Strom, passed away peacefully April 22, 2013 in Marlborough Healthcare Center. Born in Hartford, son of the late Joseph C. and Carol (Blovsky) Strom, he lived in Hartford for many years, before moving to Amston and spending winters in Delray Beach, FL following his retirement. After graduating from Bulkeley High School Class of "1942", Donald enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served for three years during World War II. Upon returning to Hartford Donald worked for many years with his father (Joe) at the family owned Texaco Gas Station in Barry Square. Don took over ownership from his father and ran the service station until his retirement in 1988. Besides his wife Lucille, Don leaves his daughter Janet LaPointe and her husband Stephen of Worcester, MA, his four sons; Donald E. Strom and his wife Judy of Whitehall, MT, Kenneth A. Strom and his wife Alice of Washington, MI, James E. Strom of Imperial Beach, CA and David W. Strom and his wife Diana of Milwaukie, OR, his seven grandchildren; Judson Strom, Megan Strom, Peter Strom, Amy Strom, Adam LaPointe, Andrew LaPointe and Joy (LaPointe) Poole. Don also leaves his nine great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jackson, Austin, Aubrey, Jamison, Evangeline, Jacob, Eli and Titus. Don is preceded in death by his twin brother Eugene.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. in St. Augustine Church, 10 Campfield Ave., Hartford, CT. Burial with Military Honors will be held Friday, May 3, 2013 at 1p.m. in Connecticut State Veteran's Cemetery, Bow Lane, Middletown CT. Friends may call at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd., Wethersfield, CT, Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 9:30 to 10:30a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
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