August Strickland – Woonsocket

August Strickland – Woonsocket

August “Augie” Strickland, 70, of Vose St., died peacefully, Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Rhode Island Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Carol A. (Kendzierski) Strickland. August and Carol were married for 48 years.

Born in Groton, Conn., he was the son of the late August R. And Sarah (Hunter) Strickland.

He worked as a site supervisor for Paramount Restaurant Supply for 40 years prior to retiring.

He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Vietnam from 1967-1968.

August was a lifetime member of the Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club. He was also a member of the Thundermist Striper Club. He was also a member of the MBBA for over 30 years.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer and enjoyed camping. He also loved to travel with Carol to Greece and were regular snowbirds in Florida. His favorite hobby was building cannons in his workshop and reading the Garfield cartoon strip in the newspaper.

Besides his wife, Carol, he is survived by one son, Scott Strickland, of North Smithfield, R.I., and his companion, Pamela DeSimone; one granddaughter, Samantha Strickland, who was his pride and joy, and whom he cherished and valued all the time they spent together.

He is also survived by his brother, Bobby Strickland, of Calif., and his mother-in-law, Alice Kendzierski, of Woonsocket. He was also the brother of the late David Strickland.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to August’s granddaughter Samantha Strickland’s education or college fund in his memory would be appreciated.