Norwich - George W. Strouse, 70, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at The William W. Backus Hospital.
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He was born in Norwich, on March 1, 1943, to the late George H. and Louise (Lathrop) Strouse Jr. He graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1961 and Gettysburg College in 1965. He worked for Chelsea Groton Bank for 35 years, retiring as executive vice president, corporate secretary and treasurer. He retired in 2003 and served on the Chelsea Groton Board of Directors from 2003 to 2012.
George was active in the Norwich community serving as trustee and corporator of NFA, president of the NFA Alumni Association, president and treasurer of the Otis Library, director of the Johnson Home, director of Tater's Charities, trustee of the Chelsea Groton Bank, trustee of the First Baptist Church, director and treasurer of the Norwich Cemetery Association, and board member of ECHO Cancer Foundation.
George played varsity baseball and basketball at NFA and varsity basketball at Gettysburg College. He was inducted into the Gettysburg College Hall of Athletic Honor, Norwich Sports Hall of Fame, NFA Basketball Hall of Fame and NFA Sports Hall of Fame.
On June 26, 1965, George married Lois (Petrie) at Park Congregational Church in Norwich.
George is survived by his wife, Lois; sons, James D. Strouse and his wife, Donna, David G. Strouse and his wife, Stephanie; brothers, Robert (Judy) and Richard (Cynthia); grandchildren, Evan, Cameron, Madeline and Julia; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Park Congregational Church, 283 Broadway, Norwich. There are no calling hours. Burial is private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church/Campaign for Comfort, 239 West Main St., Norwich, CT 06360.
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Published in The Day on Apr. 25, 2013