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Roger K. Strong


1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Roger K. Strong Obituary


Roger Keene Strong, 89, of Farmington CT, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 after a long illness. Roger was born March 2, 1925 in Syracuse NY to the late Harry M and Frances D Strong and big brothers Stanley and Harry Strong. As a child of the Great Depression, Roger's childhood was defined by moves to various locations in New York and Michigan as required by his father's employment. The Strong family was living in Michigan when Roger graduated from high school and WWII was in full swing. He enlisted in the Navy and was still in pilot training when the war ended, so he went off to Michigan State University to complete a degree in mechanical engineering. While he was in college his parents moved to Dalton PA, where Roger met and married in 1949 "the girl next door," Jeannette Wehr. Roger and Jeannette moved to Doylestown PA and had two daughters, Rebecca and Martha. Roger was fortunate to work for Honeywell for 35 years designing and testing instruments. He took great pride in his work and his many technical accomplishments. In his personal time Roger was a long-time member of the Doylestown United Methodist Church, loved to vacation in the hills of the northeast, play bridge and visit with family in Dalton. He was a very accomplished handyman and spent much of his free time making renovations to the family house and yard. As he neared retirement, he and Jeanne bought a series of RVs and spent much time travelling the back roads of the US. In 1993, he and Jeannette took the bold move of selling the family home and moving to Branson MO a favorite retirement and music community of the Midwest. There they spent almost 10 years with new friends and activities while continuing their travels even further to the west. In 2003, he and Jeannette moved back east to Farmington CT to be closer to their daughter, Martha. Surviving with his wife, Jeannette, are daughters Martha Strong of West Hartford, CT and Rebecca Allen with husband Calvin of Winchester, VA; two grandsons, Matthew Allen with wife Alison Borek of Mamaroneck, NY, and Drew Allen with wife Jennifer of Winchester VA; one great-granddaughter, Leila Allen; nephews Gregory Strong and Doug Peck; nieces Gretchen Strong and Susan Livingston. A private ceremony is planned at a later date followed by internment in Fairlawn Cemetery in Dalton, PA. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's disease organization of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St, Unionville, CT 06085. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014
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