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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Charles Strohm

Charles R. Strohm

Wednesday, December 7th, 1932 - Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Charles R. Strohm, 87, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Wednesday, December 7, 1932 in Hays Grove, Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Charles Edgar and Alverna Hummel Strohm.

He was a 1950 graduate of the Shippensburg high School and attended the Shippensburg University.
Charles was a lifelong farmer, working on the family farm. He later worked at Mutual Inspection Bureau, Harrisburg.

Charles was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Cumberland Valley Lodge #315 F. & A.M., Tall Cedars of Lebanon Valley Forest # 145, the Hub City Club, Shippensburg, the Walnut Bottom Rod & Gun Club, the Knob Hill Hunting Club, Clearfield, PA, Future Farmers of America, and the Cumberland County 4-H Club.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Charles and Maxine Strohm loved each other always, and their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandson. They loved spending time with them and going to all their sporting events.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Maxine S. Walker Strohm whom he married September 2, 1952; two daughters, Teresa S. Strohm and her companion, David Zawisa, Boiling Springs, and Melisa Strohm Gephart and her husband Michael, Shippensburg; one son, Charles Todd Strohm and his wife Amy Knerr, Shippensburg; one brother, Jay A. Strohm, Halifax, VA; one sister, Janet A. Myers, Walnut Bottom; eight grandchildren, Tiffanie Moore, Sydel Lippert, Rev. Ryan Gephart, Megan Carr, Eden Strohm, Nancy Ashway, Hannah Lesagonicz and Sarah Strohm; eleven-great grandchildren, Dakarai Petty, Isaiah and Brayden Lippert, Andrew and Anna Gephart, Brady and Sydney Carr, Caitlyn, Caleb and Callen Ashway and Carson Lesagonicz; and one great-great grandson, Zaylen Lippert.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Sue Strohm Ashway, who died June 22, 2013; and one great-grandson, Lee Westmoreland, who died February 6, 2012.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, funeral services and burial will be private.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Masonic service and Christian celebration of life service scheduled for September 2, 2020 at the Trinity United Methodist Church has been postponed until a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SpiritTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202, or Trinity United Methodist Church, 118 W. Main Street, P. O. Box 217, Walnut Bottom, PA 17266.

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Masonic service and Christian celebration of life service scheduled for September 2, 2020 at the Trinity United Methodist Church has been postponed until a later date.


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Sherry Reed

Posted at 07:20pm
Randy & Sherry Reed and Families

Dear Maxine, Melisa and Families,
We will keep all of you in our prayers! My favorite memories are seeing Charlie at so many of the sporting events supporting his children, grandchildren and all the players on the team. His presence will be missed.

Tracy Wiser

Posted at 09:45am
Dear Maxine, Todd & Families,
You are in our thoughts and prayers for God's comfort at this time of loss. I remember Charlie fondly from my days on the farm and his smile was great. So sorry this pandemic is limiting our being present so we send you hugs virtually.
- Tracy Wiser & Family, Frederick, Md

Loretta Cramer Clugh

Posted at 08:38pm
Maxine and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
Loretta Cramer Clugh


Posted at 12:11pm
I remember the Strohm family by my mother-law (Zora Ocker) . Charlie will be miss by all who knew him and his friendly smile. I remember the family get together and all the good times we had together. I will be praying for the the Strohm family and how sad this will be for all of you. But the Lord knows what he is doing with all us and you know he will be with the Lord.

God be with you all
Judy Ocker

Karl Marchut

Posted at 09:46am
Enjoyed outings with Charlie, sitting around the campfire

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