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Edward T. Strong
November 21, 2023
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Edward T. Strong of Altoona, a beloved husband, father, and friend. Ed departed this world peacefully at home on November 21, 2023, after a lengthy battle with multiple myeloma surrounded by family. He leaves behind a legacy of strength, kindness, and unwavering dedication.
He was born on June 8, 1939, in Pittsburgh as the second child to his mother Lona. He lived a life marked by resilience and commitment to God and his family. He was a devoted husband of 60 years to his wife, Elizabeth Anne (Wilt) Strong. They shared a lifetime of love and companionship.
Edward is known for his strong ethic and passion while working at Union Tank Car Company where he retired in 2004 after over 30 years of service. Whether in the workplace or with family, he approached life with determination and integrity. His impact reached beyond his immediate circle, touching the lives of colleagues, friends, and community members alike.
In his free time, Ed enjoyed watching Penn State Football, participating with the Masonic Lodge 281 and the Jaffa Shrine, reading the Newspaper, and listening to his grandson’s sermons weekly.
As we mourn Ed’s passing, let us remember the strength he instilled in us and the love he shared. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.
May Edward Strong rest in peace and may his family find solace in the cherished memories they shared with him.
Edward is survived by his wife Elizabeth Anne (Wilt) Strong; his sisters, Patricia of Vero Beach, Florida, and Dolly of Columbia, Pennsylvania; his children, Brenda (Donald) Williams, and Craig (Rachel) Strong; 10 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his mother Lona Strong, eldest son, Edward Strong II, and his great granddaughter Willa Williams.
The family has elected to hold services privately conducted by Rev. Matthew Williams at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lymphoma Society who helped tremendously in Ed’s battle with cancer.