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Donald J. “Bud” Strittmatter


2:00 to 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Easly-Hindman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM
Friday, November 6, 2015


Strittmatter, Donald Joseph “Bud,” 83, born Feb. 1, 1932, and a lifetime resident of Hastings, kicked his smoking habit, and the bucket on Oct. 31, 2015. Loved by all and known for his loving and sometimes mischievous behavior here on earth, some of which he passed on to his sons, we pray the angels of heaven will greet him with one last hooter and a “German Tea” as they receive him into God’s heavenly kingdom. “Bud” was the son of the late Joseph Amandus and Mary (Bearer) Strittmatter and was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Grace; by his infant sister, Jean Marie; and adult sisters, Ruth Swope and Phyllis Nearl. Married Jan. 22, 1955, to Mary Grace (Anna) Strittmatter, who joined heavens ranks on Sept. 15, 2005. “Bud” is survived by his twin sister, Donna Rusnak, and his five sons and their families, Ken (Patty) Strittmatter, Cookeville, Tenn.; Fred Strittmatter, Media, Pa.; Joe (Linda) Strittmatter, Irwin, Pa.; Bruce Strittmatter, Hastings; and John Strittmatter, Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Lauren, Alison, Amanda, Julie, Kayla, Tyler and Melissa; and great-grandchildren, Abby, Libby and Blake. A sergeant and veteran of the Korean War, owner and operator of Strittmatter Bros. Lumber Co. until its closing in 1989, a faithful member of St. Bernard’s Church and Cemetery Association, a member of Mid-Atlantic Lumberman’s Association and an employee of Babcock Lumber Co. until his retirement in 1997. “Bud” served his country, community, church and family with a strong sense of pride and duty. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at Easly-Hindman Funeral Home, 333 Beaver St., Hastings, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, immediately followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Father Thaddeus Rettger, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to National Stroke Association ( or 1-800-787-6537) in honor of Donald J. Strittmatter. Arrangements in care of Easly-Hindman Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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