Richard D. Strayer Sr.
1932 - 2021
Lopatich-Brinker Funeral Home
601 Weldon Street
Latrobe, PA
Richard D. Strayer Sr., 89, of Latrobe, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born July 18, 1932, in Blairsville, he was a son of the late Torrance D. Strayer and Mary A. (Hertz) Strayer. Richard was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Youngstown. Prior to his retirement, he had been the owner and operator of the former Dick Strayer's Auto Repair, Youngstown. He enjoyed square dancing, camping and travelling, but above all he loved spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and John Strayer; and three sisters, Margaret Wolford, Betty Monty and Mary "Jackie" McGinity. Richard is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rose (Kintz) Strayer, of Latrobe; four sons, Richard D. Strayer Jr., and his wife, Maureen, of Pittsburgh, Ronald D. Strayer, and his wife Robin, of Latrobe, Roger D. Strayer, and his wife Cindy, of Greensburg, and Randall D. Strayer, and his wife Jennifer, of Greensburg; five grandchildren, Richard D. Strayer III (Sarah), Shannon Barnickel (Tim), Dr. Eric Strayer (Paris), Dr. Megan Ferlic (Brett) and Jessica Strayer (Tim); two step-grandchildren, Chad Bender (Marcie) and Cory Bender (Tracy); seven great-grandchildren, Emma, Avalyn, Savannah, Roman, Hailey, Tanner and Clover; two step-great-grandchildren, Alea and Cody; a special niece, Kathy Clevenger; and he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to AHN Home Health Nurses, especially Grace, and to Heartland Hospice, for all of their kind and compassionate care shown to Richard and the family. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at LOPATICH-BRINKER FUNERAL HOME LLC, 601 Weldon Street, Latrobe, PA 15650. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Youngstown, with the Rev. James Podlesny, O.S.B., as celebrant. Entombment will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 328, Youngstown, PA 15696. To sign the online guest book, send condolences, or share a story, please visit
Published by Tribune Review on Nov. 2, 2021.
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Lopatich-Brinker Funeral Home, LLC
601 Weldon Street, Latrobe
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Sacred Heart Church
421 Main Street Youngstown, PA 15696
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