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February 25, 1940 - July 19, 2017
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Kenneth Mercer Strong, Sr., age 77, of Moosic, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at home after a longtime illness. He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda French Strong. Wed on May 12, 1972, the couple were married for 44 years.
Born in Taylor on February 25, 1940, and son of the late William J. and Margaret Ann Williams Strong, Kenneth was educated in Moosic Schools. He was a longtime member of the Moosic United Methodist Church. He formerly worked for the Moosic Diner, Topps Chewing Gum Co., and prior to his retirement, at Supermarket Services.
Kenneth was also a proud lifetime member of the Moosic Hose Co. #1, as well as being a Teamster Local #229. He enjoyed fishing with his son, collecting hose company collectibles, making long walks throughout his neighborhood where everyone knew Kenny, and taking long rides with his family. Now with the Lord, he is at peace. He’ll be forever missed.
He is also survived by his adoring son, Kenneth Mercer Strong, Jr. of Moosic; sisters, Karen Hunold, Bonita Gray and husband Glenn and Judith Strong, all of Old Forge, his sister-in-law, Carla Frutchey of Vero Beach, Florida; his brother-in-law, Richard French of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; nieces, nephews and cousins, especially Roberta Burnside of Moosic whom was considered another sister to Kenneth.
An infant sister, Beverly Strong, also preceded him in death.
His family would like to thank the entire staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart who made Kenneth’s final days comfortable.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 10:00AM in the Moosic United Methodist Church, 609 Main Street in Moosic, to be conducted by Rev. Dr. Michael Shambora, Pastor. Interment will follow at Langcliffe Cemetery in Avoca. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the church on Saturday from 9:00AM until services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s name to either his church, Moosic U.M., 609 Main st., Moosic, Pa., 18507, or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive #7, Wilkes Barre, Pa., 18702.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.