Allan Duane Strawhacker
Allan Duane Strawhacker, 74, of Newark, Del., and formerly of New London, died on Jan. 28, 2017, at Christiana Hospital, in Wilmington, Del.
A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday afternoon at Wyndham, The Alumnae House of Bryn Mawr College, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. A memorial service will be held at Elliott Chapel, in New London, at a later date.
A memorial has been established for technology at H.J. Nugen Public Library, in New London.
Strawhacker was born on April 11, 1942, in W. Frankfort, Ill., to Mason Zane and Neva L. Cox Strawhacker. He married Kay Cantrell in 1964, in Hendersonville, Tenn. They later divorced. In 1987, he married Wendy Hurwitz in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He attended elementary school near Oakville. The family later moved to New London, where he graduated from high school in 1960. He attended Iowa State University and graduated from Bethel College, in McKenzie, Tenn. From 1966 to 1968, he served in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Knox, Ky.
While living in Tennessee, he worked as an insurance adjuster. For many years, he was an International Engineering Consultant with Dupont, working in several locations. Later, he established Executive Offices, Inc., in New Castle, Del.
He enjoyed repairing clocks, sailing, stock car racing, and spending time with his friends and family.
He was a member of the Advent Lutheran Church, of West Chester, Pa.
Strawhacker is survived by his wife, Wendy; one son, Jason (Meagan) Strawhacker, Goodlettsville, Tenn.; two daughters, Gretchen (Doug) Hardaway, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and Amanda Strawhacker, of Cambridge, Mass.; one brother, Michael (Shiree) Strawhacker, of New London; five sisters, Diane Fullerton, of Broomfield, Colo., Gail (Kevin) Bailey, Elaine (Brad) Raines, Colleen (Dennis) Lamm, and Julia (Robert) Rappenecker, all of New London; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.