Russel "Russ" M. Strunk, Sr.
"Russ" M. Strunk, Sr.Russel "Russ" M. Strunk, Sr., age 87, of 312 Atkins Ave., Lancaster, PA, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Hamilton Arms Center.Born in Denver, PA, he was the son of the late Edward T. and Irene Shaffer Strunk. He and his wife, Pearl A. Reed Strunk, celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on September 18, 2012.Russ was the owner of Strunks? Janitorial Service from 1984 until his retirement in 1994. He previously was employed with Best Window and Floor Maintenance from 1952-84 and during the 1950?s he was the former partner with John Buteman at J&R on Pearl Street in Lancaster.He served in the U.S. Army during WW II obtaining the rank of T-5 with the 706th Tank Battalion in the Philippines. Russ was a recipient of the Purple Heart.He was a former trustee and lifetime member of Commercial Travelers Association and a former member of the Elks Lodge 134, Lancaster. His enjoyments included camping at "Mohn Road Camp" in White Deer Mountain, Lycoming County; traveling with Pearl on long distant bus trips, especially a 21-day trip to the mid-western states. He also enjoyed pinochle and poker with his family in Reading, PA.In addition to his wife, Russ is survived by three sons: Russel Strunk, Jr., husband of Debra, of Pequea; Curtis R. Pierce, husband of Doreen, of Ephrata; Carey R. Strunk, of Lancaster; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded Russ in death: Raymond R. Strunk, David V. Pierce, Douglas J. Strunk; one grandchild; one great grandchild; five brothers: Stewart, William, Martin, Robert and Edward Strunk; a sister Betty Pilaro and two half-brothers: Henry and Raymond Firestone.Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Russ? Life Celebration Graveside Service at Conestoga Memorial Park, 95 Second Lock Rd., Lancaster, PA, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Russ? name to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603-9983 or Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Dr., P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To share your fondest memories of Russ, visit www.lifecelebration.com234 W. Orange St.Lancaster, PA717-397-8255