Joseph C. Strickler, 40

February 09, 2011
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SEPT. 29, 1970-FEB. 5, 2011

Joseph Christian Strickler, 40, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

He was born on Sept. 29, 1970, in Prince George's County, Md.

Joe was a graduate of Uniontown Area High School Class of 1989, and earned an applied associate degree in architectural drafting and design at Westmoreland County Community College.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Shari (Albani) Strickler, who was the love of his life for the past 20 years; his parents, Patricia and Dan Sawyers; dear brothers and sisters, Michael Strickler, Russell Strickler and wife, Sherry, Christine Jerome and husband, Douglas, and Trisha Shea and husband, Ken; his mother-in-law, Frances Albani; brothers-in-law, James Albani and wife, Tammy, and Paul Albani; sister-in-law, Teresa Albani Lessa; nephews, Aaron Jerome, Garrett Frost, Stephen Strickler, Ryan Strickler; Collin Strickler, Griffin Strickler, Anthony Lessa and Dominic Lessa; and nieces, Ashley Jerome, Miranda Frost and Ashley Albani. He also leaves behind his faithful bulldog, "Cleopatra."

Joe was preceded in death by his stepfather, Joseph Allen Puckett; grandparents, Michael and Christina Urick, and Joseph and Marie Puckett, and his father-in-law, Joseph Albani.    

Friends will be received at the Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home, Inc., 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, Pa., on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 3 to 8 p.m.; and on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, until 11 a.m., when a blessing service will be held in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Transplant Fund, c/o UMMS Foundation, 110 S. Paca St., 9th Floor, Baltimore MD 21201.

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