Dmytro “Whitey” Strykowsky, Selbyville, DE, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, went to be with Jesus on January 16, 2021 at the age of 85. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anne Marie (Nee McCauley). Loving father to his daughters Linda (Charles) Strykowsky McGrath, Carolyn (William) Strykowsky Boyden, Patrice Borden, and sons Robert (Susan) Boyden, Daniel (Kathleen) Boyden, and Kenneth (Marie) Boyden. Grandfather of Sara, Alison, Laura, Rebecca, Sean, Daniel, Colin, and Patricia.
Whitey served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-1959 and attained the rank of Sergeant. He was assigned to security at NSA in Fort Meade, MD. During his service with the Marines, Whitey was part of the security detail that protected President Eisenhower.
Once he left the Marines, he then began working at AT&T and remained there for many years of devoted service. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. This group of volunteers would meet on Wednesdays, in Wayne, PA, to repair tape players for the blind. This was all part of the Library of Congress; Books for the Blind Program. He loved doing this work and continued until the program was ended in 2019.
Whitey loved to tinker with electronics, models, garden and spend time with his family. He was always busy creating something or building some type of electronic gadget. He also had a passion to meet and talk with fellow Marines no matter what their age.
On, January 9, 2021, just one week before he passed away, Whitey surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. This brought him immense joy and peace. His final wish was to tell everyone about salvation. His exact words were, “Everyone should do this!” In just one week, he was transformed and just loved talking about Jesus. He also loved learning and hearing the Bible as family members would read to him.
Friends and family may visit Logan-Videon Funeral Home (Broomall Location), 2001 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008, on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 11am with a service at noon. Interment SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to either: High Tide Church, MORE Building Campaign, P.O. Box 127, Dagsboro, DE 19939 OR Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
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High Tide Church
MORE Building Campaign, P.O. Box 127, Dagsboro DE 19939
Delaware Hospice Center
100 Patriots Way, Milford DE 19963