The Times West Virginian

August 28, 2013

Richard Strawder Jr.

Times West Virginian

— Richard Louis Strawder Jr., 57, of Fairmont, passed from this life Monday (Aug. 26, 2013) at The Arbors at Fairmont Nursing Home after a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born in Baltimore on May 15, 1956, a son of the late Richard L. and Lois Asher Strawder.

Richard was a Christian by faith. He had worked at several vocations from bartender to construction worker to baker at the Folgers Bakery, where he stayed for several years. He enjoyed fishing and crabbing.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his son, Richard L. Strawder II of Fairmont; and his loving companion of 17 years, Jane Whitehead Smith, and her other son, Gary Smith, both of Fairmont.

Cremation was chosen for Richard’s final disposition, and a private celebration of his life will take place Friday.

Condolences may be sent to his family at