David L. Strunk, 83

David L. Strunk, 83, husband of the late Bridget (Leach) Strunk, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at his home in Pottstown.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late George and Catherine “Betty” (Henry) Strunk.

David had a strong interest in history. He enjoyed being outside and going on nature walks. He liked going to the casino and hanging out with his “Old Geezer Club” friend group in his neighborhood. He proudly served in the United States Army. David was the first in his family to graduate from college. In his younger years, he enjoyed traveling.

Surviving are his daughters Dorothy McCarthy, wife of Dennis, and Deborah Riccioni; grandchildren David and Rachel Riccioni and Violet McCarthy. He is predeceased by his sister Betty Jane Stark.

A visitation for friends and family to gather will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 10:00-11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, PA 19468). A time of sharing remembrances will follow at 11:00AM at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date.

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Deepest condolences to the entire family. Our dad and Mr. Stunk were long time friends. Mr. Strunk was also our dad’s CPA and was so kind to my brother and me after our dad passed last year. Wishing you peace and wonderful memories.

~ Anne Kennedy Westerville, OH
1/29/2024 3:22:37 PM

We are very sad to hear about Dave passing. When I was a kid he was like a cousin/uncle, and he was always fun to be around. Great times at Seaside Park, fishing/clamming/crabbing. He was also had a doctorate in teasing…great guy, we will miss him.
Sorry to say Celia & I will not be able to attend as Celia’s father passed last Monday.

~ Greg & Celia Bowman
1/13/2024 8:38:11 AM

So sorry for your loss he was a great friend accountant and a customer I cut his hair for years he will be sadly missed

~ Mary Kehs
1/13/2024 7:12:50 AM

Thank you to everyone who offered condolences, Dad was the best father and grandfather anyone could have wished for. He loved us unconditionally - he was proud of our successes and consoled us during our failures. He was a great role model and taught us the importance of hard work, family, loyalty, charity and friendship.
Being a CPA, during tax season he would sometimes work 60 hours a week, coming home for dinner and then heading back to the office. Dad taught us the value of patience and working towards a goal when he taught us to play tennis. He would hit countless balls to us, and I remember if we got one back over the net it was an accomplishment. After lots of practice, we were able to play actual games.
Even during tax season, Dad was always there for his family - whether it was dropping everything to take us to a championship high school basketball game, a last-minute road trip to SC when our college roommate bailed or spending time with his grandkids. Spending time with his family was a priority - he attended countless birthday parties, Grandparent's Days at school, First Communions, Graduations and visited his daughter, Dorothy, and her family once or twice a week.
He taught us loyalty with his dedication to his wife of over 27 years, Bridget. Before she passed, she had health issues which for the last several years of her life required dialysis 3 times a week. Dad would wake up at 3am on those days to drive her - and would plan his schedule around her care.
Dad taught us charity - he donated to many charities such as Wounded Warriors. We found multiple thank cards he kept over the years from others he had loaned or gifted money.
Dad taught us friendship. Dad was good friends with his next-door neighbor Randy for over 30 years and attended meetings of what he called "The Old Geezer Club" which Randy hosted. It involved drinking beer, smoking cigars and talking about life. Dad often mentioned the Old Geezer Club, I know it brought him great joy to be surrounded by good company.
Even though our hearts are broken, there is great comfort in knowing that Dad passed exactly as he wished - quickly and at home. We will always have his memories and the lessons we taught us. We're forever grateful for the time we got to spend together and the show of love and support for all who knew Dad.

~ Debbie Riccioni
1/6/2024 4:12:28 PM

Sorry my dearest family. I just logged into a old FB account and read the sad news. Dave used to tease the hell out of me when I was a kid, but I loved it. Gods speed David Strunk.

~ Peter J Mundell Hamburg, PA
1/5/2024 2:35:38 PM

John and I have wonderful memories with your mom and Dad and John considered him one of his dearest friends. They spent a lot of time together We will miss him so much.

~ Kathy Mccullough Pottstown, PA
1/4/2024 2:13:57 PM

Our Condolences and Sympathy to Debbie, Dottie and the Strunk Family.

[An Irish Blessing]
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Patricia A. & Patrick J. McGill,
Lansdowne & Philadelphia, PA,
to Sanatoga, PA to Magnolia, DE

~ Pat A. & Pat J. McGill Magnolia, DE, DE
1/4/2024 12:28:42 PM

David was remarkable American original .

He seem to accelerate over life’s speed bumps and was always so positive about how smooth the ride was going .

He cracked everybody up because you never had to guess what he was thinking , it came out authentically with a flare of humor ! Heavy dose of humor mixed With his honesty was so authentic it became contagious for all involved in the conversation and or indulging in a beverage togeather .
* sounds like a cocktail recipe
4 part humor
1 part honesty
= delicious thirst quenching made in America cocktail

The “Dave cocktail” recipe hopefully is not lost but rather passed down to generation .
Cheers to Dave & I hope they have casinos with cocktails and cigars in heaven .

RIP & have a blast in heaven cause you deserve !

~ John , Lori , Jack & Kyle MALVERN, PA
1/3/2024 8:00:21 PM

Debbie and Dottie- I’m heartbroken to hear of your Dad’s passing. Both your Mom and Dad were so kind to David and I , and our children. Your hearts will always be filled with great memories, even though you miss him dearly. You and your families are in my thoughts, and especially my prayers during this time. ??Cathy and David

~ Cathy Riccioni Raphine, Va
1/3/2024 7:38:13 PM

Summers at Seaside, fishing crabbing, clamming, fried peanuts and Dutch rubs. These are but a few of the happy memories that arise in me on the news of David’s passing. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his entire family.
Cousin Todd

~ Todd Birdsboro, PA
1/3/2024 4:44:21 PM

When I was a little kid and our entire extended family lived in a ramshackle beach house summers, David was king of the classic tease. Getting under the skin of the younger cousins. The end of every summer, he absolutely delighted in singing “School days, school days…”. Family hikes, family lore, great stories… his passing feels to me like the end of the Henry family legacy. No one is left old enough to actually recall the events of family lore. How many cases of beer did it take to build the fireplace at the farm. Who alive actually saw Billy drink Karo syrup from the bottle… To quote Roy Batty, all those memories… lost,, like tears in rain.

~ Cousin Stu
1/3/2024 4:27:21 PM

Our deepest and Sincere Condolences to the family.

~ Wayne & Wanda Scott Sanatoga, Pa
1/3/2024 1:43:47 PM