First Generation

1. Lester Donald1 Strouse(5141) was born October 14, 1912. Lester died September 14, 1994 Doylestown, Bucks Co, PA, at 81 years of age.

He married Lena B Godown about 1935. Lena was born in Raven Rock, NJ February 10, 1913. Lena(5142) was the daughter of Robert Hoffer Godown and Lillian Marie Frazier. Lena died May 2, 2009 Doylestown, Bucks Co, PA, at 96 years of age. Lena B. Strouse, a resident of Doylestown, formerly of Buckingham Township, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Heritage Towers. She was 96.

She was the wife of 61 years to Lester D. Strouse, who died in 1994.

Born in Raven Rock, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Frazer Godown.

She served as secretary to her husband's business. Lena was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Doylestown Fire Company Auxiliary and Central Bucks Senior Citizens. She enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, and a good turn in pinochle.

She was a 20-year survivor of breast cancer.

Surviving are her four children, Lester Strouse and his wife, Mayuree, of Bangkok, Thailand, Shirley A. Detwiler of Telford, Dorane Strouse and his wife, Terry, of Caledonia, Mich., and Ronald Strouse and his partner, Fred Cresson of Doylestown; her grandchildren, Lester, Julie, Wanda Buckley, Eileen Riley, Peter, Sharon and Andy; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Ethel Hager of Doylestown.

Lena was preceded in death by her grandsons, Kevin and David Thompson; three brothers, Harry, Albert and Vernon Godown; and a sister, Anna Rutherford.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Lena's memorial service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 6 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will be held privately.

Lester Donald Strouse and Lena B Godown had the following children:

child 2 i. Lester2 Strouse (still alive).

child 3 ii. Shirley A Strouse (still alive).

child 4 iii. Dorane Strouse (still alive).

child 5 iv. Ronald Strouse (still alive).

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