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Richard (Dick) Strigle

LANCASTER: The Man, The Storyteller and Papa Dick…successfully completed Plan A - courageously surviving cancer for 7 years - and passed on to his Plan B on August 20th at the age of 74 peacefully at his home. Born in Lancaster to the late Paul and Edna Strigle, he is preceded in death by his daughter Shelley Strigle.

Dick contributed to the growth of Mid West Fabricating for 40+ years and was active on their Board of Directors up to the time of his death. He was a 1961 graduate of Xavier University and also an active member of his community by serving the Fairfield County Board of MRDD and Meals on Wheels. Dick enjoyed his leisure time at the Lancaster Country Club for over 40 years. His many passions included - golf, tennis, biking, hiking and running. His unusual hobbies consisted of making baked beans and 'ground' burgers. An avid Red Sox fan who was hit by lightning twice but still able to accomplish 3 holes in one - the zealous storyteller was no longer welcome in the state of Florida due to a famous incident on the Causeway in 1978 (story #48).

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gerri; son Paul; daughter, Ashley; and four grandsons: Addison, Frankie, Sam and Joe. Also, sister, Diana Brown (Al Brown); and many loud and crazy nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at the Sheridan Funeral Home on Friday, August 22nd from 4-7pm. Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday at 11am with burial at Floral Hills Cemetery following.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Shelley Strigle Scholarship Fund at the Fairfield Country Foundation. To send an online condolence and sign the guestbook, please visit and click obituaries.

Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2014
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