Mary Stricker
Mary Stricker

Obituary of Mary E. Stricker

Mary E. Stricker, 97, passed away December 29, 2020. She was born on Paris Hill, June 17, 1923. She was the youngest child of the late Michael and Mary (O’Donnell) Collins and graduated with the Sauquoit High School Class of 1940. Mary continued her education at Oneonta Teachers’ College and Utica School of Commerce. Mary worked at the Rome Air Base before meeting and marrying the love of her life Bill Stricker. On November 16, 1946 they were united in marriage until his passing on January 17, 2012. As a young couple they spent a lot of time square dancing with friends. In Mary’s life, her family and the farm came first. She loved being a farmer’s wife and mother, cooking three meals a day, nurturing her children and managing daily business. Mary is survived by her children and their spouses, W. Daniel Stricker and Margaret Williams, Syracuse, Linda and Bill McComb, New York Mills, Rosemary Wadas, Clinton, Richard Stricker, Whitesboro, Margaret Stricker, Norfolk, VA, Katherine and Harold Schofield Jr., Verona, and Tina and Joseph Lallier, Clinton; her beloved grandchildren and their spouses, Katie Stricker and Brian Edwards, Beth Stricker and Steve Durham, Laura Stricker, David and Libby McComb, Dr. Timothy and Alejandra McComb, Patty McComb, Walter and Alison Ricci-Wadas, Jeremy and Carol Bragg, Jeffrey Bragg, Sara Arntson, Harold Schofield III, Christopher Lallier and Dr. Carrie Harkins, and Ryan Lallier; her great-grandchildren, Lillian, Daisy, Tyler, Megan, Brooke, Elena, Meredith, Sefonias, Nora, Corinne, Owen, Ellis; and a great-great-granddaughter Mary. She also leaves a special nephew Ed Collins of Chadwicks. Mary was predeceased by her husband Bill; her son Robert F. Stricker; son-in-law, Walter Wadas and a granddaughter Mary McComb. Mary was the last surviving member of the Michael and Mary Collins Family of Paris Hill. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton at the convenience of the family. Because of Covid there will be no public viewing and burial will be private. Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Clinton. Nothing made Mom happier than to feed people, she liked nothing more than sitting down and feeding someone dinner or better yet a dessert. With that in mind, in lieu of flowers, please consider donation to the Country Food Pantry, PO Box 76, Clinton, NY, The Dollars for Scholars Stricker Family Fund at Clinton Central School, 75 Chenango Ave, Clinton, NY, or the Clinton Fire Department.
Share Your Memory of
Mary