Alexandria Bay, NY – Rob Stromwall, 85, passed peacefully on September 23, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 7, 1934 in Brockton, Massachusetts, son of Alton and Fannie Flood Stromwall. He was raised by his mother and step father, Rev. Francis Berry, for whom he had much love and respect. He graduated from Madison High School, in Madison, Maine and served in the U.S. Navy from October 1952-September 1956. Following his service, he graduated from the University of Maine, with a BS in Electrical Engineering.
He married Sally Sawyer on December 19, 1954. The couple moved to the Rochester, NY area to raise their family while Rob worked for many years as an engineering manager for Eastman Kodak. Mrs. Stromwall passed away on April 3, 1983.
He married Margaret “Margie” Herbert Beadling on January 28, 1984, in Poland, ME with Rob’s stepfather Rev. Francis Berry, officiating.
Following retirement from Kodak in 1989, the couple purchased a lot off Dingman Point Road and built their home on the St. Lawrence River.
Rob was a man of uncompromising character and faith. He served our God, his family, community and country in any capacity where he found need.
Besides his loving wife Margaret, he is survived by his daughter, Karen (David) Arnold, Macedon, NY, three sons, Bruce (Lynn) Stromwall, Cumming, GA, Brian (Cindy) Stromwall, Greenville, SC and Brent (LeAnne) Stromwall, Sugar Hill, GA, three stepdaughters, Anne (Doug) Canham, Fairport, NY, Sharon(Mark) Renfer, and Sarah Beadling, both of Brockport, NY, two stepsons, Peter (Jennifer) Beadling, Spencerport, NY and Mike (April) Beadling, Brockport, NY. He also leaves behind several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and beloved companion, Simon.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at 2pm at Reformed Church of the Thousand Isles, with Pastor Jeff McIlrath officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Reformed Church of the Thousand Isles, 54 Church Street, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607.
Local arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay, NY.