Eleanor R. Strohecker, 87

JUNE 2, 1925-APRIL 26, 2013

April 28, 2013
  • Eleanor R. Strohecker
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Eleanor Ruth (Schwalm) Strohecker, 87, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Port Charlotte Rehab Center.

Born June 2, 1925, in Porter Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Jackson and Verna Ruth (Dinger) Schwalm.

Eleanor was a former member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple in Hagerstown.

She is survived by four children, Gloria Hurst and husband, Jack, of Punta Gorda, Brenda Hankes of Hobe Sound, Fla., Ronald Strohecker and wife, Elsa, of Silver Spring, Md., and Gary Strohecker and wife, Kay, of Joppa, Md.; two brothers, Eugene Schwalm of Dundalk, Md., and Delbert Schwalm of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Louise Iberson of Port Charlotte, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Francis Calvin Strohecker, who died Dec. 12, 1993.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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