Robert Franklyn Strunk


Robert Franklyn Strunk, 81, widower of Barbara Line Strunk, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 5, 1933, in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Lewis Charles Strunk III and Helen Maude Ryan Strunk. He was a U.S. Army veteran, he traveled extensively and lived abroad for four years. He loved teaching school, which he did for more than 40 years in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and South Carolina. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning and enjoyed singing in the choir.

Survivors include a son, Eric Franklyn Strunk (Julie) of Loveland, Ohio; two daughters, Emilee Ann Gillilan (Jay) of Albuquerque, N.M., and Leslie Louise Potter (tim) of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; a brother, Thomas Strunk (Mary) of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; a sister, Ann Edinger of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service for Robert Franklyn Strunk will be held 3 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Presbyterian Church at Manning, with the Rev. Dr. George G. Wilkes officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following services, and other times at the home, 1148 Blue Heron Point in Manning.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church at Manning, P.O. 207, Manning, SC 29102.

Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, is in charge of arrangements for Robert Franklyn Strunk, (803) 435-2179.


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