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Floyd D. Strohmeyer

Floyd D. Strohmeyer, age 84, of Scio, who resided at Gables Care Center, Hopedale for the past 11/2 years, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Valley Hospice, Steubenville.

Born Nov. 22, 1926, in Mingo Junction, he was a son of the late George and Margaret Hilder Strohmeyer.

While attending high school, Floyd was drafted into the Army during WWII and served in the 25th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop in the Philippines. After Japan surrendered he was reassigned as an MP for security detachment in Japan. When he returned home he continued his studies and graduated from Hopedale High School in 1946.

Floyd was a street repairman for Columbia Gas Co. for 38 years retiring in 1987, prior to that he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He also worked on the family farm when he was growing up and he, along with his brothers Ernie and Ed, were accomplished carpenters.

He was a member of the United Steel Workers and was a union steward. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a fan of the Cleveland Brown, The Ohio State Buckeyes and NASCAR driver Dale Elliott.

He is survived by his children, David (Karen) Strohmeyer of Byesville, Mary Ann (Jerry) Zende of Hopedale and Ron (Loretta) Strohmeyer of Carrollton; sister, Viola Lee of New Rumley; brothers, Kenny of Chicago, IL, Danny of Albrightsville PA, and Benny of Carrollton; grandchildren, Ron Jr., John, Paul, Katie and Stephanie and his feline companion, "Blackie".

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Cramblett Strohmeyer, who passed away Aug. 18, 2003; sisters, Dorothy Sinfield and Phyllis Dunfee, and brothers Ed, Ernie and Lewis Strohmeyer.

Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Dean Blythe officiating. Burial will be Monday in Fairview Gardens, Jewett. Friends may call Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 St. Rt. 150, Rayland, OH 43943.  To leave an online condolence, visit www.kochfuneral.com.

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