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Morris G. Strickland

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Morris G. Strickland, 82, of Carlisle, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Harrisburg Hospital.  He was born on August 15, 1934 in Duncannon, and was a son of the late John Strickland and Sara Jane (Maxwell) Blain and her husband, Percy Blain.

Morris graduated from Duncannon High School with the Class of 1952, and was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War.  Morris retired as a foreman after more than 42 years of service with Local 520 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union in Harrisburg.  He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle, a member and 3rd degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and a member of Carlisle Eagles Aerie 1299.  He was an avid Penn State fan and enjoyed taking care of his family and his home.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Mary Ann (Tolbert) Strickland, three sons; Michael J. (wife, Kimberly) Strickland, Matthew G. (wife, Kathy) Strickland and M. Jeffrey (companion, Payton Rupp) Strickland, two daughters; Marcia “Sis” L. (husband, Carl) Bouder and Melanie A. Strickland, all of Carlisle, 10 grandchildren; Kevin, Kristopher, Jared, Justin, Drew, Jace, Audra and Keegan Strickland and Laura and Benjamin Bouder, 6 great-grandchildren; Zoey, Zackary and Ryker Strickland, Derek and Brennen Bouder and Kelsey McBride and one step-granddaughter, SaMya Rupp.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, with Rev. William C. Forrey officiating.  Burial will be private.  A viewing will be held on Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.  Memorial contributions may be made in Morris’s name to St. Patrick Catholic Church or to St. Patrick Catholic School, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013.  Please visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.


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To the Strickland Family, May your Father Rest In Peace. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Gary Wickard
Mary Ann, please accept my deepest sympathy. I was shocked when I read this morning about your husband. May God put his healing arms around you and your family.

Pat Fry
Mary Ann and Family:
You have our deepest sympathy. Morris certainly will be missed by all of us.

Class of 1952, Carlisle High School

Thank you for the pies you gave to N Middleton Police during the holidays we will always remember you kindness and God bless you and your family.

This was such a shock to my wife Donna and me. A great man that I have known for 60 years. A friend, working friend for many years and personal friends with Morris and Mary Anne. He will be so missed. Sending our condolences to Mary Anne and the family. Blessings.

Barry and Donna Lombardo

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Strickland family. May memories of good times, laughter and love help heal your broken hearts. Deepest Sympathy.

Bernadette and Seng Pham

never forget the good times we had in new england.....what a fun person to be around.....

bob and betty sgrignoli

So Sorry to hear of Morris's passing. Thoughts and Prayers to your entire family.

Steve and Darcey Swarner

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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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