FRANK STRICKLER

Notice
15 entries | 2 photos
  • "I enjoyed knowing Frank when I was at Whiteford Hart. He..."
    - Mary Jester
  • "Nancy, I am sorry for your loss. Though I have not seen..."
    - barbara fagan
  • "Nancy, I am sorry for your loss. Though I have not seen..."
  • "The truths within him were self evident and will never be..."
    - DAVID WILSON
  • "Dear Ellis, Nancy, Betsy, Frank and Charles, We are so..."
    - Doug and Peggy Pope
The Guest Book is expired.


STRICKLER FRANK HUNTER STRICKLER Native Washingtonian, Frank Hunter Strickler, died on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was 92. He was born January 20, 1920 and grew up on 10th Street, N.W. He graduated from Central High School in the District in 1938. Mr. Strickler put himself through college working at the F.B.I. as a fingerprint examiner, earning undergraduate and law degrees at George Washington University. At GW, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. His education was interrupted by service in the Merchant Marine during World War II, where he was a seaman and cook. For his service he earned the Atlantic War Zone Medal, the Merchant Marine Emblem, the Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone Medal and the Pacific War Zone Medal. After graduating from law school he was a law clerk for Chief Judge Bolitha Law of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and ater acted as Assistant United States Attorney, rising to the level of Chief of the Civil Division. While there, he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1956 he joined the Washington law firm of Whiteford, Hart, Carmody and Wilson, where he stayed until the firm dissolved in 1985. While at that firm, he and his partner, John J. Wilson, represented H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman in the Watergate matter. In 1985, Mr. Strickler briefly joined the firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver before accepting the position of General Counsel at the Washington Gas Light Company. He retired from the gas company in 1990. He was a lifelong Republican, an active member of the Kiwanis Club of D.C., and a devoted member of Gunton-Temple Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Barristers Club of Washington, D.C. and Congressional Country Club, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Strickler was known to many as "Hank" and delighted family and friends with oyster dinners from Captain White's seafood at the Maine Avenue wharves. He loved family trips to Bethany Beach, Delaware and was an avid golf and bridge player. He inspired many family members and neighbors with his wit, love of debate, strong convictions and warmth. He will be missed by his many admirers. Mr. Strickler is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Ellis Barnard Strickler, their four children, Nancy Strickler Borah (Ken) of Baltimore, Maryland, Elizabeth Ann ("Betsy") Strickler of Takoma Park, Maryland, Frank Hunter Strickler, Jr. (April) of Huntley, Virginia, and Charles Barnard Strickler of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and their grandchildren, Katherine Ellis Borah, Robert Franklin Borah and Jackson Orcutt Strickler, and by many cherished nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Folkerth and his brother, Charles Brenneman Strickler. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at Joseph Gawler's Sons, Inc. 5130 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20016. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at Joseph Gawler's Sons, Inc. 5130 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20016. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C.


Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 1, 2012
Frank Hunter Strickler
Click images or name above for additional details at:
www.josephgawlers.com.
Arrangements under the direction of:
Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC
5130 Wisconsin Ave NW | Washington, DC 20016 | (202) 966-6400
Send Flowers
Funeral Home Details