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John Richard Strong, Sr.

March 25, 1932 — May 3, 2024


John Richard Strong, Sr. age 92, of McDonald passed away surrounded by his family on May 3, 2024. He was born on March 25, 1932, in Niles to the late John and Irene Kidd Strong.


He lived 92 years, he married his late wife Jenny Strong in 1974 who passed in 2021. He had 2 sisters, Helen Strong Fusselman, preceded in death and Novella Strong Barron who lives in Washington, PA. He grew up in Mineral Ridge, Ohio. He then moved to Kinsman, Ohio, on to Niles, Ohio and later had his permanent home in McDonald, Ohio. 


He had five children. Richard L Strong, John R Strong Jr., Thelma Strong Sindledecker, Esther I. Strong Markle, and David A. Strong. Six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, two of which preceded him in death. 


He was from a generation that loved family time. He worked at Daniels Motor Freight in Niles, Goodyear Tire in Warren, and Pace Pontiac of Niles. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He really enjoyed family time, cars, ice cream and sweets in general. He truly enjoyed his life and told stories every time you saw him. 


A funeral mass will be held 10:00 AM Monday, May 13, 2023, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel 381 Robbins Ave. Niles, OH 44410. The family is in the care of Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel. Online condolences can be made at



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Monday, May 13, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish

381 Robbins Avenue, Niles, OH 44446

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