Obituary: Richard Robert Strohmeyer


Richard Robert “Rick” Strohmeyer, 64, of Westfield, died Dec. 29.  He was born Dec. 14, 1953 in St Louis, Mo., the third child of Russell and Shirley Garvelman Strohmeyer. 

Rick was a founding member of the Little Rascals Rugby Club.  He loved the sport and played for 18 years.  The majority of those years he played with the Black Sheep Rugby Club.

Rick was preceded in death by his father, Russell Strohmeyer.

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Garvelman Strohmeyer; his loving wife of 36 years, Karen Deters Strohmeyer; children, Kelly Pottorff ( fiancée, Joe Pettygrove), Justin (Kristina) Strohmeyer, Mitchell Strohmeyer, Matt (Kayla Dorton) Strohmeyer, Libby Strohmeyer (Brian Dunscomb) and Megan Strohmeyer; grandsons, Joseph Pettygrove and Thomas Pettygrove; granddaughters, Tessa Pettygrove, Molly Pottorff, Haley Pettygrove and Rosemary Strohmeyer; brothers, Gary, Bill, Jim, Steve and Tom Strohmeyer.

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