William Peter Strunk

November 30, -0001 - December 12, 2010

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STRUNK, William Peter Born February 18, 1926, died December 12, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Marianna Strunk (nee Jackson). Loving father of Melinda (Dan) Mink, Kathleen (Richard) Eigelbach, Margaret (John) Menkedick and the late Peter Strunk. Father-in-law of Kathe Strunk. Dear grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 5. Brother of Paula Schwartz, Peter Strunk and the late Bette Adams. Son of the late Peter A. Strunk and Elizabeth Bastings Strunk. William served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1944 to 1945. He was an English teacher and administrator in the Cincinnati Public Schools and also served as principal of Ross High School from 1971 until his retirement in 1985. William also volunteered at Hopewell Elementary School for 13 years as a reading and writing tutor. Visitation to be held at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, Thursday, Dec. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Good Shepherd Church, 8815 E. Kemper Rd., Symmes Twp., Friday, 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1125 Bank St., Cinti, OH 45214.


Carol Gellner Levin - Dec 21, 2010

Mr. Strunk was my English teacher at Woodward H.S. I remember him with great fondness–for his encouragement and ability to make a student work at her best level. In addition, he had a playful approach to educating students– an ability that captivated his students. He told me that I should submit an application to his alma mater, The Univ. of Michigan, as he felt I would do well there. I have always regretted not taking his advice.
I have enjoyed writing during my adult years and attribute my interest in writing and fine literature to Mr. Strunk’s English class.
In my mind he must have been a fine husband and father and grandfather. Please accept my condolences on the loss of such a marvelous family member.

Barbara Kuhnell Weisiger - Dec 16, 2010

In 1959 Mr Strunk was my homeroom and English teacher at Woodward High School. He was my favorite teacher and the only one who really prepared me for college courses.
It was the highlight of my 50th class reunion last year at Moonlight Gardens to see him and talk briefly. I did get a chance to tell him I, too, taught for 30 years and remembered him fondly.
My sympathies to his family.

Drew and Janice Walden - Dec 16, 2010

We were so sorry to hear of the death of Bill. Please know that the whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Hearn - Dec 16, 2010

How sad I was to hear of Mr. Strunk’s passing. When I walk down the hallway at school, I can still see him sitting there reading with a student. He gave so much love and knowledge to each of the children he worked with. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

My prayers go to your family. May you find comfort in sharing all of your memories of him.

Susan Sparks - Dec 15, 2010

I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Strunk’s passing. During my high school career at Ross High School, Mr. Strunk was my principal. When I walked across the stage to get my diploma, Mr. Strunk had some very kind and encouraging words for me. He was a wonderful man. Please accept my condolences and our thoughts and prayers for your family.

Carole ( Miller) Poffinbarger - Dec 15, 2010

Mr. Strunk was such a wonderful, kind, and fair man.. I have fond memories of him during my high school years at Ross, and our trip to the State Championship in 1980. My sympathy to his family.

Caroline Poedtke - Dec 15, 2010

Mr. Strunk was such a dear man. He tutored my son, Chris, in reading at Hopewell Elementary.
He would always start the tutoring session with a sports story to get his attention. I will always remember his kindness and patience. You will be in our thoughts & prayers in your loss.
Caroline Poedtke

Alan March - Dec 15, 2010

He was the father of some wonderful people. I met him only twice, more than 30 years ago and instantly admired the man. The world is a little poorer for his passing, but all the richer for his having been with us.

Patricia Ganz - Dec 15, 2010

I was very sadden to learn of your father’s death. A special light has gone, but those of us who were lucky enough to know him and call him friend, will forever be better for the experience.
He loved all of you so much, as I’m sure you are aware. I hope that it was a gentle passing and I pray that all of you find comfort with each other.
Sincerely, Pat Ganz