Carroll G. Strailman, 84

JUNE 18, 1927-DEC. 3, 2011

December 04, 2011
  • Carroll G. Strailman
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Carroll Guy “Jerry” Strailman, 84, of Boonsboro, Md., passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., surrounded by his loving family.

Born June 18, 1927, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Guy and Helen (Allen) Strailman Moberly.

He was a 1945 graduate of Frederick High School in Frederick, Md. After high school, Jerry furthered his education at the University of California and North Carolina State University.

Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II in Reims, France, and Darnstadt, Germany.

He was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.

Mr. Strailman was employed by Fort Detrick and later by the Internal Revenue Service, retiring in 1989.

Jerry was the co-founder of the Boonsboro Little League. He loved basketball, and supported the Boonsboro Junior Basketball league and St. James basketball teams in a variety of ways. He also served as the chairman of the Washington County Recreation and Parks Advisory Board, and was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (House) Strailman; a daughter, Denise, and her husband, Doug Gouker, of Sharpsburg, Md.; two grandchildren, Adam Kerns and his wife, Valerie, of Sterling, Va., and Jennifer Kerns and her fiance, Scott Calhoun, of Baltimore. He is also survived by a niece, Kim Ridenour of Thurmont, Md.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Culler; and a nephew, Ricky Culler.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro. The Rev. Ray Roberson will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery.

A public viewing will be Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m., and family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in memory of Jerry to the American Heart Association, 322 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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