Donald L. ‘Jake’ Strawser

McALISTERVILLE – Donald L. “Jake” Strawser, 79, of McAlisterville, entered into eternal rest Monday, July 14, 2014, at his home.

He was born March 4, 1936, in Monroe Township, Juniata County. On Dec. 10, 1954, he married Norma J. “Jane” (Spriggle) Strawser, of McAlisterville, with whom he spent nearly 60 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Linda Hendricks and her husband, Dale, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Robert D. Strawser and his wife, Jodi, of McAlisterville, Lisa Martin and her husband, Kevin, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Carrie West and her husband, Troy, of San Antonio, Texas, and Kelly Curtis and her husband, Anthony, of Toledo, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchild- ren.

Mr. Strawser was a 1953 graduate of Fayette High School, McAlisterville, and a member of the Local 520 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Harrisburg. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 925, Millerstown.

Jake enjoyed trapping, in his younger days, riding his scooter and was an accomplished metal detector in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Funeral services will be private and will be held at the convenience of the family.

For those that wish, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Strawser’s memory to Pass the Salt Ministry, c/o Jodi Strawser, P.O. Box 250, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

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