Joseph W. Strouse "Joe" "Arco" age 79 of Sharon Hill passed away October 31, 2020.
Joe was born October 10, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Urban and Eleanor Strouse. He was the seventh of nine children. Joe was educated in the Philadelphia School System and was a former parishioner of St. Francis de Sales in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Joe worked many years for Paul's Radiators. He formerly worked for Children and Adult Disability and Educational Services (CADES) and retired from Elwyn where he was a caretaker for David Finn.
He loved to go fishing and participated in numerous pool and dart tournaments. When weather permitted Joe could be found sitting on the porch listening to his favorite music and bird watching. He had a special knack for telling jokes and always had a witty response or comment that kept a smile on everyone's face. When asked what his nickname ARCO meant he responded, "A Real Cool Operator". Joe was especially proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He stated the pride of his life was keeping his children together. He loved without boundaries. If he could help you in any way, he would not hesitate to do whatever he could, whether it be physical or financial. Joe will surely be missed by both family and friends.
He is predeceased by his parents Urban and Eleanor Strouse and brothers, John, Richard and Jeremiah.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen Strouse, loving father of Kathleen (James) Buckley, Joseph W. (Connie) Strouse Jr., Cynthia (Eric Thompson) Strouse, Barbara Strouse and Karen Kelly, cherished grandfather of Eric Strouse, Rebecca Strouse, Nicole Strouse, Eric Thompson Jr., Everett Thompson, Angel Thompson, Vincent Strouse, Jovon Frazier, Yolanda Carson, Allyson Domanico, Jessica Perez and Jenn Pelley, and great grandfather of 21. Dear brother of Urban Strouse, Eleanor Rathgeb, Anna Vinnacombe, Patricia Petti, and Kathleen Streeter and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Funeral Service will be held privately. A virtual Funeral Service will be broadcasted through Zoom on Saturday November 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Join Zoom Meeting
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A public viewing will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 11am-12pm at McCausland Garrity Marchesani Funeral Home, 343 S. Chester Pike Glenolden, PA. 19036
In lieu of flowers contribution may be made to: Feed the Children