Edward Philip Stridiron Jr.

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Edward Philip Stridiron Jr., 73, of Rome, New York, died on January 13, 2022, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Center, New Hartford, N.Y., after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New York City, New York on March 7, 1948, he was a son of Donald and Agnes Stridiron. Edward attended New York City and North Bellmore, New York Public Schools. He was employed by the Rome Developmental Center and was a construction contractor on Long Island for several years. He was a lifelong member of the St. Francis Episcopal Church in North Bellmore and attended local churches in the Rome, New York.

Edward was a race car enthusiast and loved spending time with friends at local stores or on the phone discussing and attempting to settle world problems.

Edward is predeceased by his parents, Donald W. Stridiron Sr. and Agnes Elizabeth (Cooke) Peters; his brother, Donald W. Stridiron, Jr.; and his nephew, David M. Stridiron.

Edward is survived by his three daughters, Sherry, Angel, and Monica Stridiron; two sons, Troy and Michael Stridiron; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of Long Island. Edward also leaves to mourn his passing a sister-in-law, Peggy Stridiron; cousins, Phillip Cooke, Estelle Mellis and Vera Miller Blair; several aunts; and many other beloved family members and friends.

Special thanks to family and friends for the loving care provided Edward during this time. Loving thanks to Peggy Stridiron, his sister-in-law, for the exceptional care she gave him, and special thanks to Lionel Goodman Sr., Otis Goodman, and Lionel Goodman III for all their acts of love, kindness, and care.

The Family would like to thank the entire nursing staff at the Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Center for their special care and comfort given to his family.

Graveside services and burial will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements by Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road, Rome.