Dr. Harry B. Strickland, of Hawley, died January 31, 2021 following a brief illness. His wife of 28 years is the former Paulette Ruby.
Born December 28, 1928 in Shamokin, Pa, he was the son of the late Joseph and Etta Strickland. He was a graduate of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa and received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh. Harry was a United States Army Veteran.
During his 62 year career, he worked at Merrill Lynch as a security analyst. In 1962, he joined the University of Scranton where he served as a Professor, Dean of the Graduate School, and a liaison for International Governmental Relations. His career continued for 26 years at La Roche College in Pittsburgh where he served as Administrative Manager in the Finance Department until his retirement in 2018.
Harry received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. In retirement, he remained a Trustee at Bloomsburg University and two other corporate boards.
Also surviving are his sons Dr. Joseph Strickland and his wife Kim and Harry B. Strickland, Jr and his wife Sheila; a daughter Elizabeth Elick and her husband Charles; his former wife Elizabeth Strickland; brother James Strickland and his wife Linda; stepsons Thomas Regenski and his wife Kathy, Paul Regenski and his wife Missy, and Joseph Regenski and his wife Randy; 13 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.
Preceded in death by his brother Joseph Strickland and grandson Caleb J. Regenski.
Due to the current health crisis, services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Caleb J. RegenskiMemorial Foundation, 1114 Dewberry Dr. Hawley, Pa 18428.