Jay R. Strickhouser, age 72, of Delta, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 12:16 AM Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Sally Ann (Gochenour) Strickhouser, whom he married on September 20, 1980.
Born November 10, 1950, in York, Jay was a son of the late Dale R. and Flora I. (Housseal) Strickhouser. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a proud veteran.
Jay worked for the United States Postal Service in the finance department before fulfilling his dream of moving with his wife to the river. He was a follower of Christ, member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, and enjoyed serving others.
Jay loved his family with all his heart and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, mentor, and friend. He enjoyed spending time doing anything outdoors. He was a successful hunter, an avid fisherman, and a gifted musician.
In addition to his wife, Jay is survived by a daughter, Missy L. Camerote, and her husband Jason, of Downingtown; two sons, Jeffrey D. Strickhouser, and his wife Amanda, of York Haven, and Justin P. Strickhouser, and his wife Jennifer, of Thompsontown; and 11 grandchildren, Lachele, Jason, Dominic, Juliet, Logan, Taylor, Fantasia, Jasmyn, Shaun, Silas, and Sarah. Jay is also survived by a sister, Patricia I. Mitzel; two brothers, Todd L. Strickhouser, and his wife Janet; and Chris R. Strickhouser, and his wife Deanna. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dale R. Strickhouser and Jerry L. Strickhouser.
Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00 PM Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, 962 Flintville Road, Delta, with his Pastor, the Rev. Donald Rowe, officiating, and flag presentation by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. A reception with the family will immediately follow. William E. Little Funeral Homes, Inc., 60 South Main Street, Manchester, is assisting with arrangements.
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