Michael Strong

July 11th

Michael Ray Strong, 77, of Syracuse, lost his battle with cancer on July 11, 2024. He was preceded in death by his father Ray, mother Ivah-Jean, brother Patrick, brother in law Jim, Sister in law Cynthia, and brother in law Robin. Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Dorie (Sharps), brother Richard (Annette), son Scott (Katie), daughter Shelly, along with 6 grandsons. Also surviving are his sister in law Paula, sister in law Rachelle (Brad), and his many dear friends. He was always active, preferably outdoors. Michael enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing, yard work, and taking care of his cars and boats. After proudly serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Roosevelt, and Honorably discharged, he was employed by the Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local #147, in Fort Wayne until his retirement in 2000. Michael was a fun loving man that worked hard, played hard (Maybe Harder). He was “One of the Good Guys” Loving, caring, compassionate, kind. He will be missed by not only his family, but friends in Fort Wayne, Syracuse, and Pine Island, Florida. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 from 2-4 PM at the Eastlund Funeral Home. There will be a Legion walkthrough and Military Honors performed at 4 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 223, St. Judes Children’s Hospital, or the American Cancer Society.

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