Robert Paul Strain, Sr., age 73, formerly of Fairview, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at his home, in Girard. Born on October 6, 1939, in Erie, he was a son of the late Claude and Pauline Hanks Strain. Bob attended Tidioute High School and was employed at GE for 27 years, retiring as a sandblaster, in the train division. He was a lifetime member of the Fairview Fire Department and was a fire police captain and lieutenant for many years. He loved Westerns and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother Arthur Strain. He is survived by two daughters: Diane Rainey and her husband Jerry of Fairview and Kristy Strain of Girard; three sons: Dennis Muller of Erie, Todd Strain of Girard, and Robert Jr. of Farrell; his ex-wife Cheryl of Girard; a cousin, Samuel Strain of Erie; as well as seven grandchildren: Eric, Kelly, Erin, Robert III, Kraig, Bryonna and Courtney. Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main Street East, in Girard, on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a service there at 8 p.m., in the All Faiths Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Fairview Fire Dept., P.O. Box 69, Fairview, PA 16415. Condolences and flowers may be sent at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.
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Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory - Girard
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Girard, PA 16417
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 10, 2013