Lawrence Emery Strople, 87, of Richlands, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington, NC.
He was born on September 12, 1931 to Charles and Minnie (Crooks) Strople at Drumhead, Nova Scotia, Canada. Lawrence retired from Alarm Engineering as an Electronics Technician. Formerly from Princess Anne, Maryland, Lawrence resided in Richlands, NC. He was a 6 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served at the Distant Early Warning Line in the Arctic Circle.
Lawrence is survived by his loving wife JoAnne Howard Strople; his children Terri Czarniak and her husband Steven of Richlands, NC, Debra Harmon and her husband Eric of Hebron MD, Dawn Davis of Delmar Delaware, Steven Strople of Salisbury MD, Sheree Marshall of Colorado, Greg Miles of Virginia, Jane Everitt and her husband Russell of Toronto, Canada, Peter Strople and his wife Michelle of Toronto, Canada; his brother Irving Strople and his wife Bette of Nova Scotia, Canada; his beloved 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Minnie Strople; sister Avis Strople Walsh and her husbands Stan and Pat; brother Ralph Strople and his wives Doris and Edna; his son Lawrence Emery Strople, Jr. and his daughter Gail Gentile.
Private family Celebration of Life and interment will be held in Maryland at a later date.
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