Robert W. Strickland, 82, Hillcrest, formerly of Chenango Forks died at 2:20 p.m. Thurs. May 23, 2013 at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Willie. He is survived by his 3 children & families, Deborah & James Rhodes, Greene, Carole & Tom Pangburn, Chenango Forks, Robert & Kathy Strickland, Harpursville, 4 grandchildren, Amanda & Tim Fyfe, TX, Sarah Rhodes & fiancé, Dan Forsyth, Dryden, Jesse & Sara Emm, Endwell, Bradly Strickland, Harpursville, 3 great grandchildren, Ryann Fyfe, Jakob & Neilia Emm. He was also predeceased by his parents, Howard & Virginia Strickland and 5 siblings. He was a retired employee of Broome County Parks & Recreation, Universal Instruments & previously employed by Singer Link. He was an Army Veteran of WW II. He spent his retirement years enjoying gardening, working on his tractors & morning coffee with his buddies at Henry's.
Memorial Services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on Wed. at 7 p.m. Rev. Robert D. Dwyer will officiate. The family will receive friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Wed. from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Colesville Volunteer Ambulance Service (CVAS) POB 62 Harpursville, NY 13787 or Boys Town POB 8000 Boys Town, NE 68010 (boystown.org). On-line condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.