On November 10, 2022, God took another carpenter and farmer to heaven. Timothy Howard Strahler, 74, of Churchtown, Ohio, was born on June 4, 1948 in Marietta, Ohio.
Tim’s proudest achievements in life were his four children with Karen Wittekind Strahler, Churchtown’s Kari Caldwell (Rusty), Lowell’s Traci Strahler Chichester (David), Churchtown’s T. Troy Strahler (Minda), and Marietta’s Dustin Strahler (Amy).
Tim’s pride and joy was being a grandpa to his grandchildren Braden Strahler (Kara), Brailie Strahler, Karissa and Karinna Caldwell, Anna, Ruslan and Sydney Strahler, Emma and Jonathan.
Tim loved his large sibling family and is survived by seven sisters and one brother who named him “Timmie”, Kathy Lough, Jenny Strahler, Cindy Davis, Sheila Lovett (Craig), Lorinda Lang (Jeff), Tina Duff (Duane), Natalie Lowe (Randy) and Toby Radiator. Tim is also survived by his very special girlfriend, Tami Selan, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and grand-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Howardblaster and Grace Langblaster, brother Ronaldblaster, and brother-in-law Dave Davis.
Tim Strahler was an entrepreneur who founded Tim Strahler Construction Co., The Laminate Shop, Inc., Tiger Stop Complex and the former Kitchen Creations. He was the developer of Cheyenne Estate in Oak Grove, Indian Hills Subdivision in Marietta and Oak Tree Villas in Belpre. Tim’s love of carpentry began at a young age as the youngest bricklayer in the union. His love translated to teaching carpentry at the Washington County Career Center from 1988 to 1998. He brought many students to State and Nationals for carpentry. Many self-made carpenters still say today that Tim was their mentor. When he retired on July 4th of this year, he simply hung up his carpenter’s belt. Over the years, Tim has been an active member of the Washington County Homebuilders Association, serving as President in ’86, ’87, ’93, ’95 and 2000-2001. He was a past director of the Washington County Fair Board.
The biggest smile you would see on Tim’s face was waving from his tractor while he was scooping hay. When he was just 18, his farm was his happy place and he took great pride in making it a haven for his family. When you couldn’t find him in the store or in the fields, he was watching a football or basketball game; He was an avid Buckeye fan. Tim loved celebrating family reunions on his farm and sitting around the campfire by his pond. The laughter, tears and joy at those gatherings will forever be remembered by his family.
Though our hearts ache, we know that Tim is already mowing the heavenly fields with his four-legged friend Harley walking beside him. He waves to us all with a smile on his face.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington County Career Center carpentry class or the Waterford FFA.
The Funeral Liturgy and Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, November 14, 2022 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Churchtown, with Rev. David Gaydosik. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The viewing takes place in the Marietta Chapel at the Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home on Sunday from 2pm to 8pm, with a memorial service at 7pm
Cawley & Peoples is honored to serve Tim’s family and offers online condolences and many other resources by visiting their website www.CawleyandPeople.com or by visiting their Facebook page.
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