Paul Strenio

Paul P. Strenio

CHINA GROVE - Mr. Paul Peter Strenio, 84, of China Grove, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. Strenio was born in Erie, Pa., on May 14, 1929, to the late George and Mary Dorich Strenio.

Mr. Strenio was a graduate of Thiel College and was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He was the owner of Bostian Heights Supermarket and Lentz General Store and also worked as an instructor at Rowan Tech for 10 years.

Mr. Strenio was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed golf and spending time at his summer home in Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Viola Strenio, on Feb. 11, 2011; his son, Paul David Strenio; three brothers; and three sisters.

Mr. Strenio is survived by his son, Bob Gene Power Sr., of China Grove; daughters Betty Ann Rains of West Virginia and Jerry Banks of Salisbury; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service on Thursday, May 30 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Powles Funeral Home.

Service: The funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday following the visitation at the Powles Funeral Home Chapel with the service conducted by the Rev. Clarence Sifford. Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens with military graveside rites conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to a .

Powles Funeral Home, exclusive provider of Veteran's Funeral Care, is assisting the Strenio family. Online condolences may be made at

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Powles Funeral Home, Inc.
913 West Main Street Rockwell, NC 28138
(704) 279-7241

Published in Salisbury Post on May 28, 2013