George L. Strine

George L. Strine, 79, of Shippensburg, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021, peacefully at his home.

He was born April 1, 1941, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Roy Arthur Strine and Sarah Louise (Walter) Sortino.

George graduated in the Class of 1959 from Milton High School. He went on to Bloomsburg University where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and taught for four years in the Williamsport Area School District in Pennsylvania. In 1973, he completed his Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Education at Penn State University.

He was a Professor in the Teacher Education Department for 32 years at Shippensburg University where he served as Chairman. He also served as the Director of the Rowland Laboratory School for a short time. George was a member and delegate to the conference of the Messiah United Methodist Church in Shippensburg, where he sang in the church choir. 

He is survived by his loving wife, of 50 years, Anette Marie (Podobinsky) Strine of Shippensburg; two children, Jennifer R. (Brad) Stake of Shippensburg, and Matthew G. (Karen) Strine of Carlisle; six grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Joshua, Aubrey and Addison Stake; and Julia, Jillian and Joven Strine; and five half sisters, Gloria Hoedle, Joanna Haught, Kay Beaver, Linda Leiby and Deb Miller.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, who was a very special person in his life, Helen Mary Strine, who raised him from the age of 2, and his brother, Carl Strine.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Shippensburg.

Private Memorial Services will be held at the discretion of the family.

Interment will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, Chambersburg.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in George’s memory to Messiah United Methodist Church, 30 S. Penn St., Shippensburg, Pa. 17257, or SpiriTrust Lutheran Homecare & Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202.

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