Lawrence E. Strople
September 12, 1931 - June 1, 2019

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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  • Jay and Nancy Jeffries Posted June 3, 2019 10:24 pm

    My deepest sympathy, Rest in Peace Larry, I have some fond memories from childhood playing cards and board games at the kitchen table to wee hours of the morning sometimes. Times I’ve never forgotten and meant a great deal to me. I’m glad your pain if over and you may now find peace and reconnect with loved ones who have gone before you.

  • Patti Mouton (nee Strople) & family Posted June 3, 2019 11:02 pm

    Sincere & heartfelt condolences to all the family. Rest in peace Uncle Lawrence.

  • Paul Zwicker Posted June 4, 2019 12:47 am

    Our condolences to all family and friends. A life well lived.

  • Alice Henderson (daughter of Avis Strople) & family Posted June 4, 2019 3:04 am

    Our sympathy to all the family. You are now at rest and free of pain, Uncle Lawrence.

  • Shannon Bashor (Granddaughter) Posted June 4, 2019 4:15 am

    PopPop Larry was a hardworking family man that made great Thanksgiving dinners. I miss his strong hugs and going to visit when they lived in MD. Sending thoughts and prayers to the rest of the family.

  • Kay Keddy Posted June 4, 2019 9:03 am

    Remembering Lawrence playiing guitar and singing in his home town community. Condolences to the family.

  • Richard Hemsel Posted July 22, 2019 9:33 am

    Sincere & heartfelt condolences to all the family. Till we meet again Mr. Strople. Larry Jr’s old friend “Richie”.

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