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Amos Stouffer Strickler

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Amos Stouffer Strickler, 85, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Amos was born on September 27, 1925 to the late Edward and Florence (Cowan) Strickler. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Frances (Geary) Strickler, in February of 2010.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Jean Strickler of Shippensburg, PA; his son, Verne L. Strickler and wife Linda of Chambersburg, PA; 5 grandchildren, Lisa Feasley of Shippensburg, PA, Dr. Christa Feasley of Edmond, OK, Todd Feasley of Chambersburg, PA, Capt. Matthew Strickler USAF, Dayton, OH, and Michael Strickler of Charlottesville, VA; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Amos was a graduate of Chambersburg High School, Class of 1943. He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church of Chambersburg, where he did past service as a Deacon and Trustee. He owned Strickler Insurance Agency and worked there from 1947-1991. Amos was also a charter member of the Civitan Club of Chambersburg and served as club president from 1963-1964, as well as helping with Special Olympics and Civitan Little League Field. He served on the Board of Directors at O.S.I. (Occupational Services, Inc.) and was President of the Board in 1968. Amos managed the Central Presbyterian softball team and was a camp counselor at Camp Michaux. He enjoyed playing in community theatre productions, such as "The Pajama Game", "Lil Abner", and "No Time For Sergeants". Amos was a member of George Washington Lodge 143, Tall Cedars Valley Forest 145, Zembo Temple Shrine AAOMNS, and George Washington Council 66. He was both a member and past President (1982) of the Chambersburg Club, member of BPOE 600, American Legion Post 46 and 517, Disabled American Veterans, Landis-McCleaf Marine Corps League, 40 and 8 Voiture 509, Hume-McNeal AM Vets Post 224, and Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW.

Amos served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps, during World War II.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 11:00 am, at Central Presbyterian Church on the square in Chambersburg, with the Reverend John Helgeson officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Central Presbyterian Church, or George Washington Masonic Temple Preservation Fund, at 74 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Published in Public Opinion from June 24 to June 25, 2011
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