Kenneth William Stringer, Sr. died on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, after a lengthy illness. He was 54 years old. Ken was born in Holyoke, MA, on August 10. 1958, a son of Barbara (Taylor) Stringer and the late Harry Stringer. He was the husband of Marie (Marino) Stringer. He grew up in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, and graduated from Roxborough High School. Ken had been employed, for more than 20 years, as a Physical Facilities mechanic at the Morris Arboretum. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lafayette Hill. Ken enjoyed gardening, and was an enthusiastic Philadelphia sports fan. He was an avid NASCAR fan. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one son, Kenneth W. Stringer, Jr. and wife, Jayna, of East Coventry Twp. Also surviving him are a brother, Bruce Stringer and wife Cathy of Middletown, PA; a sister, Cynthia Stevenson and husband George of Eagleville. Ken is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for relatives and friends will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 25th in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 3025 Church Rd, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. in lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions made to the Abramson Cancer Center - Multiple Myeloma Fund, c/o Edward M. Stadtnaurer, MD, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or to St. Peter's Lutheran Church at the above address. Funeral arrangements are by Bailey Funeral Chapel, Ltd, Norristown. 610-272-0414.