Harold Williams Straley, Jr.
Harold Williams Straley, Jr., age 93, died peacefully on April 07, 2014, after suffering from complications caused by Parkinson's disease.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Rosella Riemann Jones Straley, and his parents Harold Williams Straley, Sr. and Edith Johnson; and his brother, William Straley. He is survived by his former wife, Clara English Thomas; his daughters, Diana Corrington and Pamela Varone; his two step-daughters, Susan Kelley and Eileen Jones; his grandchildren, Glenn Corrington, Pamela Khoury, Kate MacMonagle, Kenneth Davis, and their spouses; his great-grand daughters, Greta Keim and Juliet Corrington; many nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends.
Born in Trenton, New Jersey, raised in Groveville, New Jersey, a graduate of Hamilton High School, and a long time resident of Ewing, New Jersey, Harold held a machinist position with Swift and subsequently Schaeffer Machine, from which he retired almost 30 years ago. He is a World War II veteran, served in Okinawa, and received various medals including the World War II Victory Medal.
Presently a member of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, he was a former member of the Advent Lutheran Church where he actively participated in the church choir, the bell choir and adult bible school. While flowers are welcome, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 pm with a memorial service from 5:00-5:30 pm, at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing, NJ. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Trenton, NJ, on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 11:00 am. He will be missed by many.
Posted on 07 Apr 2014 by MFH