ROBERT L. STRICKLAND
July 23, 1944 – January 15, 2018
Robert L. Strickland, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on January 15, 2018 at The Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh, NY after a brief illness. He was 73 years old.
The son of the late William Strickland and Vera Wilson, Robert was born on July 23, 1944 in Newburgh, NY. His mother remarried and Robert was raised by his stepfather Thomas Wilson.
Bob was a retired Truck Driver with Teamsters Local 445.
Bob honorably and proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam Era.
He was a parishioner of St. Thomas of Canterbury St. Joseph church. Bob was ceaseless in his service to the elderly which included his weekly catering to people of need through "Meals on Wheels." Bob could be found on any day of the week driving someone in need to the doctors, hospital, or a child to school. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed countless "adventures" with his children and grandchildren who he loved selflessly.
Bob loved to travel and cruise the seas and recently visited the Panama Canal, Italy, and Hawaii. He looked forward every year to trips to South Carolina and Florida.
Bob served his country, community and family without reservation or complaint. His wife, Carol, of 51 years was his high school sweetheart and love of his life. He will be missed greatly.
The family would like to thank Dr. Diamond and his wonderful office staff who lived this journey with Bob and Carol and to acknowledge the dedicated nursing staff of 2 & 4 North of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital who treated the Strickland’s like family.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Carol Ann Strickland at home; his sons: Robert L. Strickland and his wife Joanne, Jason L. Strickland and his wife Deva; his daughter Charisse (Strickland) Pagano and her husband Anthony; his grandchildren: Mia and Sarah; and his sister: Cheryl Jean Lamb and brother-in-law Buzz Lamb.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 21st at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 22nd at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Entombment with Military Honors will follow the Mass at Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Middle Hope, NY.
Memorial Contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or St. Thomas of Canterbury St. Joseph Parish, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520
Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to www.Quigleybros.com