January 23 2018: STRIKE, Thomas A.

Dr. Thomas Anthony Strike (Age 89)

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, the Lord took Thomas Anthony Strike of Kensington, MD to his heavenly home. Tom was born in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania to the late Anthony A. and Helen M. Strike. He graduated from Mount Carmel High School and joined the Army at 17, before entering Penn State University where he earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry and Zoology. Tom received his Ph.D. in Physiology with minors in Anatomy and Pharmacology in 1958 from Georgetown University. Shortly after, he married his sweetheart Lynn Ann Morrissey, originally from Cohoes, New York. Tom’s working career spanned 42 years; 16 with Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) and his last 26 with the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health.

Tom was predeceased by his wife of 58 years Lynn, as well as his sister Leona Baski; survived by six children: Anne Carter (Michael), Mary Goldstein (Jay), Kathleen Hayden (Jeffrey), Thomas M. Strike (Sarah), Tim Strike (Niza), and Sara Niemynski (Gregory). He is also survived by 17 grandchildren: Jessica Carter Taglieri (Matt), Christopher Carter (Maureen), Patrick and Kara Carter; Jazzlynn Goldstein; Sharon Hayden Goebeler (Robbie), Matthew Hayden (Gabby), and Laura Hayden; Katelyn, Jordan and Ryan Strike; Noah, Kelley and Stephanie Strike; Brian, Peter and Megan Niemynski; two great-granddaughters Hayden and Cecilia Goebeler; and by many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may gather at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 9705 Summit Ave., Kensington, MD on Saturday, January 27 beginning at 11 a.m. where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SOME (So Others Might Eat) 71 “O” Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 or at www.some.org.

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