John L. Stroup
FUNERAL HOME
HAVEN OF REST FUNERAL HOME
8503 State Route 16 Nw
GIG HARBOR, WA
John L Stroup's love of life didn't come to an end with his death. John passed away peacefully on July 18, 2021, at the age of 84 following a courageous battle with cancer at the beautiful island home he shared with his wife Janet of nearly thirty years and their golden retriever puppy Hattie.
An alumnus of Franklin High School and the University of Washington, John had a brief stint at the Boeing Company (35 years) as a senior manager prior to becoming a "self-declared" financial advisor. With integrity and a strong work ethic instilled in him by his parents Charlotte and Lloyd, John looked out for the well being of his "clients". He took great pride and passion in ensuring his friends were on a successful path to financial independence!! An avid outdoorsman who loved to hike ski, camp ride motorcycles, visit the beach, attend concerts, take his Toyota Supra Turbo on a road trip with his wife, even skydive once; there were far too many adventures to document. He loved spending time with his friends and family.
Whether it was getting lost while traveling in Europe with his wife, "tricking" one of his sons to cook an evening meal (cooking was not his strong suit but it could be argued that he did his part in helping his loved ones stay lean and fit), attend a Willie Nelson concert, helping guide a young person at work, or bringing a puppy home without notice, he had a loving and caring "old school" charm / way about him that was special.
He also had an uncanny ability to help those that needed help and an optimistic reminder that was comforting when you might have needed assurance that tomorrow was going to be a better day. John is survived by his wife Janet; sons John William and Lloyd; daughter-in-law Renee; and grandchildren Brenna and Ian.
At John's request, there will be no memorial service. For those wishing to do something in honor of him, please donate to the Humane Society (he loved dogs), toast him with a pint of Guinness or red wine at the ocean, help someone in need, or find your own special way to make the world a better place (while you think of him).
Published by HAVEN OF REST FUNERAL HOME on Jul. 22, 2021.
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