Ken Stroup Sr. 93, of Chicora passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday March 12, 2022 with his loving family by his side.
Ken was born on January 17, 1929 to the late Dean and Ruth (Armstrong) Stroup. He graduated from Concord High School in 1948. He retired from ARMCO in 1992 after 39 years. In his earlier years, he worked the oil wells that he owned with his Dad and Brother. He was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church.
On November 5, 1949, he married Marie Cumberland. Together they raised eight children and recently celebrated 72 years of marriage.
Ken was a devoted Pirates fan for many years and never gave up on them. He also liked watching the Steelers and watching NASCAR cheering on Dale Jarrett. He loved to hunt and fish and ride around on his Ranger. He was an avid coon hunter. In his younger years he built his own dune buggy and loved to go riding with the guys. He liked to ride his Yamaha motorcycle, especially through the snow drifts. He enjoyed working on cars and anything else he could find to work on. According to him there was nothing that couldn’t be fixed, even if it was with duct tape. He enjoyed going to his family camp in Tidioute with his family & friends and sit by the campfire telling jokes, singing songs, and having a cold one. “Who has more fun than poor people?” was his camp motto. He also loved the hunting trips to camp with his son and all of the guys. He looked forward to the every Sunday get-togethers with his kids and grandchildren and really enjoyed sitting at the gazebo with the “man club”.
He had a witty sense of humor and loved to tease his gullible girls who as he also said were so easily amused by anything. He was a hard working, loving, dedicated father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be so missed by everyone.
Ken is survived by his loving and faithful Wife of 72 years, Marie; he was the loving and dedicated father of Ken (Mindy) Stroup Jr., Pam (Cal) Fry, Kim (Bob) Flick, Sherry Anderson, Theresa (Bill) Bovard, and Michelle (Pat) Parsons. His pride and joy were his 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers: Terry (Bev) Stroup, Dave (Pat) Stroup, Gary (Becky) Stroup and his sister: Shirley (Dick) Wilson.
Ken was preceded in death by his son Randy Stroup, his daughter Marla Stroup, daughter-in-law Debbie Stroup, son-in-law Jim Anderson; brothers and sisters, Archie, Jim, Inez, and Patty; and two great granddaughters, Alyssa and Paige.
Family and Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm Tuesday March 15, 2022 at the William F. Young Funeral Home 132 Main Street West Sunbury. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 until the time of service Wednesday March 16, 2022 at church. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday March 16, 2022 at Concord Presbyterian Church 625 Hooker Road West Sunbury with Rev. Bob Edmundson officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Concord Presbyterian Church or Amedisys Hospice % 240 Pullman Square Suite 225 Butler PA 16001.
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