Robert Thomas Strehlau of West Grove

Robert Thomas Strehlau, 72, of West Grove, died surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Aug. 21, at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester.  He was the husband of Kathleen Holland Strehlau, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Robert Thomas Strehlau

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and the late Frances (Deyarmin) Strehlau. He was a machinist for The Boeing Company, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Freemasons and the UAW. He loved fishing, hunting, and sports, especially softball and Philadelphia pro and college sports teams, and he was a Eucharistic Minister.

Survivors include, in addition to his wife, four sons: Edward J. and his wife Lisa, Robert C. and his wife Jacqueline, Michael E. and his wife Lindsey, and Matthew R. and his wife Michele; and one daughter, Bonnie M. Goodwin and her husband John, and 16 grandchildren.  Robert was predeceased by his beloved sister, Dorothy A. Shepherd.

You are invited to visit with Robert’s family and friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 116 Lancaster Pike, Oxford, PA 19363.  A memorial service celebrating his life will follow at 1. Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Association of Cancer Research (

Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral home (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.  To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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