Howard Strong

Obituary of Howard Jackson Strong

Howard J. Strong Penn Yan: Howard J. Strong, age 96, of Penn Yan, NY died Tuesday November 10, 2020 in the comfort of his home. Honoring his wishes there are no calling hours or services planned. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Grove Mount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his memory would be appreciated and may be made to Grove Mount Cemetery c/o Jared Webster 3414 North Plum Point Rd. Himrod, NY 14842 or the Milo Center Methodist Church, P.O. Box 299, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Howard was born May 8, 1924 in the town of Milo, NY, the youngest son, and one of 13 children of the late Guy M. and Inez (Sayre) Strong. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 and was proud to have been a Sea Bee. On Nov. 13, 1947 in the town of Milo, he married the former Lillian M. Travis, and enjoyed 56 years of marriage, before she passed away on March 4, 2003. A self-employed Dairy Farmer all of his life, retiring in 1975; Mr. Strong was a member of Milo Center Methodist Church, and a long-time member of the Farm Bureau. He was an avid outdoorsman; enjoyed hunting, loved picnicking at his camp; watching baseball, playing cards, and puzzles. In his younger years he and his family enjoyed his camp in Old Forge. He is loved and will be missed by his daughter Marilyn A. Strong of Rome, NY; 2 sons Philip G. (Pat) Strong of Penn Yan, Steven H. (Kathy) Strong of El Paso, TX; 2 grandchildren Craig (Jessica Summers) Strong, and Jessica (Brian) Fish; 6 great grandchildren Kelly, Jillian, Carrie, Molly, and Dylan Strong, and Lillia Fish; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and countless Mennonite friends and neighbors. Besides his parents and his wife, he was pre-deceased by all of his siblings, 6 brothers, and 6 sisters; and two very dear grandsons Robert & Daryl Strong. The family would like to thank the staff at Pre-Emption Family Medicine, especially Wendy Hill for her excellent care. Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
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Final Resting Place

Grove Mount Cemetery
3424 Himrod Rd.
Himrod, New York, United States
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