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John Irving Stroud

Born: Sat., Mar. 9, 1929
Died: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
Location: Victor Cemetery

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STEVENSVILLE – John Irving Stroud passed away peacefully at age 90 on October 8, 2019 in Stevensville, MT. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. John was born on March 9, 1929 in Langhorne, PA and grew up in Moorestown, NJ. While he spent most of his life in NJ his heart was in exploring the regions of the world either overland or by sea. As a boy he was bit by the sailing bug which evolved into a stint with the Merchant Marines. Later in life he became intrigued with the Lewis & Clark saga and pursued this passion from NJ to Montana. His interests included photography/sailing/ camping/black powder rendezvous/boat building & numerous crafts/traveling to Russia, Ukraine, Norway/host parent of many foreign students at the University of Montana and Bowdoin College, ME/volunteer at Maine Maritime Museum, Bath ME. As children, we grew up watching our father put his time in as a chemical technician for Atlantic Richfield where he worked for 35 years in West Philadelphia. We know Dad was frustrated but he would get our family out of there each summer and expose us to the adventure of exploring. From hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail to camping in the dunes of Cape Hatteras to camping trips in Canada and the western states. John is preceded in death by his wife Amy, parents Franklin & Gertrude, sister Virginia and brother Edgar. He is survived by daughter Sandy, son Bill (Janice), beloved granddaughter Jade, nephews Ken (Kazu) and Dallas (Miki), cousin Sandra Scully, pets Weezie & Skip. He will now join his sweet wife Amy overlooking the Bitterroot Valley from atop the Victor cemetery. We will gather for a burial at 1:00 Saturday the 12th of October at the Victor cemetery.

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Gayle Y Carmello
   Posted Thu October 10, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Father's hold such a special place in a girl's heart. He will always be with you along side your Mom.
Thinking of You,
Gayle and Bud

Jane McKenna
   Posted Fri October 11, 2019
Dear Sandy,
We were sad to read about your Dad's passing. He certainly was an amazing man. We miss you here and Skip and Weezie. Regards to your brother and his wife.

Jane and Doug
Kootenai Creek Village

Elli Scrivner
   Posted Fri October 11, 2019
Dear Family,

I am sorry to hear of John's passing. I only knew him from The Living Centre, but he and I became friends. He was such a gentleman - he always tried to open the door for me when he saw me coming. I frequently chatted with him as I walked in the door, and he always had a smile for me.

With prayers for your family,

Elli Scrivner

Craig and Ellie
   Posted Fri October 11, 2019
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Will be thinking of all of you tomorrow. Please let us know if you need anything,
Craig and Ellie

Betty Belshe
   Posted Sat October 12, 2019
Dear Sandy & Family;

I was so sorry to read of your father's passing. You are in my heart and prayers during your time of mourning. There are no words to console anyone at this time in life. If you need anything please let me know.

Betty Belshe

Christopher Weatherly
   Posted Thu October 17, 2019
I saw your notice in the Bitterroot Star. I am 67 years old. I also grew up in Moorestown, N.J. in the '50's and '60's..My father was the minister at Trinity Church in Moorestown, and I will always remember Franklin and Alice Stroud. Our family would always spend a week at their place on Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine...Were these folks John's parents??..Amazing small world, if so...I have been living west of Stevensville for the past 40 years. I am sorry for your loss, and if you are related to the same Strouds, I'm sorry that I never had the chance to talk with John...take care, Chris

Merle Ann Loman and Jack Mauer
   Posted Wed October 23, 2019
Condolences and love from me and Jack. Both Bill and Sandy gave John the best love and care while he was here and now, it is time for John to join Amy. Even though it was a long, fulfilling life, it is hard to lose those you love. All the best, we are thinking of you all.
Merle and Jack

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