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Leroy F. “Roy” Strubhar, Sr., 90 – Fluent in Pennsylvania Dutch


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Leroy F. “Roy” Strubhar, Sr., 90, of Suedberg Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on August 13, 1931 in Pine Grove Twp., he was a son of the late Aaron and Mary Roth Strubhar.

He was a graduate of Pine Grove High School. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for over 60 years and was a past member of the Cemetery Board.

Roy was a Service Technician and worked for J. L. Long Company of Pine Grove and retired from Agway. He was a handyman and skilled gardener.

Roy was an avid golfer with the Sodbusters and team bowler. He was a lifetime member of the North End Fire Co., member of the Grundsaw Lodge #5 and was very fluent in Pennsylvania Dutch. He was also a very dedicated supporter of his children and grandchildren’s sporting events and served on many booster clubs.

Preceding him in death were a brother, John Strubhar, Sr., and a sister Adele Strausser.

Roy leaves behind his lifetime sweetheart of 68 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Griffiths) Strubhar, who he met at the Pine Grove skating rink where he tore up the floor on his skates; two daughters, Kim and husband Tom Pribilla, Patti and husband Kevin Kreiser; a son, Lee Jr. and wife Sheila Strubhar, all of Pine Grove; six grandchildren, who he loved dearly and taught how to color, draw, and throw a baseball, Alexis and husband John Rothermel of Pitman, Brett Kreiser of Raleigh, N.C., Nick Kreiser of Pine Grove, Jake, Grady, and Allie Strubhar, all of Pine Grove; three great grandchildren, Jere Umbenhauer, Taylor and Ashtyn Rothermel, all of Pitman; a sister-in-law Reba Strubhar of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Noon at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove with Rev. Brian Beissel officiating. There will be a viewing on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. until Noon at the Church. Interment will be in the Suedberg Church of God Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, PA 17963 in his memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online.


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