H. Gregory Strickland, Jr., 73 , of Beaver Falls, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, October 24, 2018 at his home.
He was born in Washington D.C. on November 3, 1944, to the late Harold G. Strickland, Sr. and the late Josephine Shaw Strickland Freed.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1960’s.
He was a police officer for the City of Erie Police Department. He spent 36 years on the force, beginning as a patrolman and retiring as Deputy Chief. He served in many positions, including K-9 Officer, Detective, Chief Inspector and Chief of Internal Affairs.
He was a member of the Northwest PA Police Chiefs and F.O.P.
Greg enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating on the lake. He loved dogs and telling a good joke. He especially loved spending time with his family.
Greg is survived by his wife, Paula Fesler Strickland and four children, Julie (Ross) Swiderski of Pittsburgh; Shawn (Rebecca) Strickland of Erie; Brian (Mandi Carlisi) of Pittsburgh and Gregory M. (fiancée, Amy Schleicher) of Erie. He is also survived by stepchildren, Wendy Davis of Big Beaver, Scott Davis of West Reading, Pennsylvania, Kathy Davis of West Jefferson, Ohio and Kelly Davis of Ashville, Ohio. Greg had nine grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
His Aunt Mabel, with whom he spent much of his childhood, preceded him in death.
Greg also leaves his rescue dog, Charlie.
He is the last of his family.
Friends will be received from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 in the Turner Funeral Home, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City. A blessing service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26 at the funeral home.
Full military rites will be observed by the Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to Mother Teresa Hospice, 3950 Brodhead Rd., Monaca PA 15061 (www.motherteresahospice.com).
The family especially wishes to thank Drs. Prendergast and Ferri.
You may sign the guestbook or send condolences online at www.turnerfh.com.