The Rev. Derwood Strunk Jr.

The Rev. Derwood Strunk Jr., Lititz, died Monday, March 23, 2020.

He was born in Altoona, the son of Sara Blake and Derwood Strunk Sr. He was one of seven children and is survived by his sister, Joanne Osborne in Arizona. Derwood was married to the love of his life, Lois Lehman Strunk, who preceded him in death in May 2001.

In addition to his sister, Derwood is survived by his three daughters: Ruth (Clyde) Schon, Master Chief Kathryn (Robert) Jennings and JanMarie (Richard) Hendershot. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Sandra Meckley, Jenna Benjamin and John Benjamin; and a great-granddaughter, Aurora.

Derwood graduated from Altoona High School in 1952 and became a licensed real estate and insurance broker. In 1967, Derwood answered his calling to the ministry. He enrolled at Lycoming College and earned his Masters of Divinity from the Lancaster Theological Seminary. Derwood served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. He retired in 1996 to Lititz. Derwood and Lois traveled extensively; his favorite place was the beach.

Due to the COVID-19 recommendations and restrictions, services will be held privately by the family.

The family requests donations be made to the Ovarian Cancer Institute, 960 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30342 or Ovarian Cancer Institute.org in memory of his wife, Lois.

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