F. William Stryker, 83

APRIL 6, 1929-AUG. 3, 2012

August 03, 2012
  • Stryker

F. William "Bill" Stryker, 83, of Hagerstown, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at his home.

Born April 6, 1929, in Berryville, Va., he was the son of the late Fred and Helen (Erb) Stryker.

Bill was a graduate of John Handley High School in Winchester, Va., then served five years in the U.S. Navy.

He was employed for 20 years by PPG Industries. During his time with PPG, Bill supervised the glass installation of the famous "Avon Building," also known as 9 W. 57th St., in New York City. In 1979, he started Antietam Glass Service in Hagerstown.

Bill was an honorary lifetime member of the Jaycees International; a member and past president of the Longmeadow Rotary; and was a member of the American Legion and Fountain Head Country Club. Over the years, Bill was active with the Boy Scouts, and served as director on various boards in the area.

In his spare time, Bill enjoyed playing golf, traveling and spending time with family.

Bill is survived by his wife, Bev (Hoffman) Stryker; brother, John M. Stryker and wife, Corky; three sons, Ron Binner and wife, Kim, of Salem, Va., William L. Stryker and wife, Lisa, of Waynesboro, Pa., and David E. Stryker of Hagerstown; two stepdaughters, Marcie Michael and Tracy Schindel, both of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Matthew and Andrew Binner of Salem, and Nathaniel Stryker and Caitlin Rith, both of Hagerstown; and two step-grandchildren, J. Coulter Michael and Benjiman Schindel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolores (Lewin) Stryker; one brother, Allen Stryker; and a sister Betty (Stryker) McKee.

Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, with the Rev. William Warehime Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.                

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Children in Need Inc., 131 W. North Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.           

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