James A. Stroup, 90, of Williamsport, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at The Williamsport Home. He and his wife, Anna Louise (Laurenson), were married Sept. 27, 1947.
Born June 4, 1923, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late James L. and Georgie (Kline) Stroup. Jim served in the U.S. Army from March 1943 to January 1946 with the rank of Staff Sergeant, having served in the Panama Canal Zone.
Jim was employed and held several positions in the electrical field. He worked as an electrician with the Williamsport Electric Company, Lowry Electric Company as an electrical salesman, Raub Supply Company as Manager of Electrical Sales, All Phase Electric as an Electric Salesman, and he retired in 1991 as a Factory Representative for the Cusick Electric Company. Jim was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church having served as head-usher, church council for 12 years, Chairman of the Evangelism Committee for 18 years, and the Fellowship Committee. He was a 32nd degree member of Lodge No. 707 F.&A.M., and the Williamsport Consistory.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Jill M. (Charles Jr.) Keller, of Williamsport, Sharon L. (Don J.) Payne, of Littleton, Colo., Darlene K. Stroup (Michael Salsman), of San Antonio, Texas, Lisa A. (Larry R.) Rembleski, of Hastings, Minn.; six grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan J. Cipriani; a sister, Elma Gottschall; and brothers, Paul, W. LeRoy, and George.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 Howard St., South Williamsport, with the Rev. Dr. Don J. Payne, son-in-law, and Rev. Bruce Amme officiating. Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Masonic services will be Friday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim's name to the Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 Howard St., South Williamsport, PA 17702.