ForeverMissed

Christopher Thomas Stronski, 37, former 1st Lt., US Army, of Sewell, NJ passed suddenly on Dec. 30, 2018.

Beloved son of Dorothea (nee O’Leary) and Kenneth Stronski, Sr. of Sewell, NJ. Loving brother of Kenneth Stronski, Jr. (Jill) of Wilkes Barre, PA and Laura Stronski (Andy Horvay) of Sewell, NJ. Also survived by many cousins, including William O’Leary, who was like a brother, and many nieces and nephews; Luke, Penny, Alexa, Lucas, Julian, Mila, and his aunts and uncles.

Chris loved the military and going to school. Having received a Bachelor’s Degree, he worked hard to become a 1st Lt. in the US Army, where he served proudly and honorably. Most of his time was spent devising military tactics and solving mathematical equations. He was working on becoming an Actuary.

Services will be held 11 am Sat., Jan. 5 at Gloucester County Vet. Mem. Cemetery, 240 N. Tuckahoe Rd., Williamstown, NJ 08094 in the pavilion, with burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness at NAMI.org.

Posted by Dot Stronski on March 6, 2022
Happy Birthday Bud
I miss you so so much. Wishing every day you were still here. God had other plans though and he is the BOSS !
Love you and hope to talk to you soon. 
Posted by Kenneth Stronski on March 5, 2022
Happy Birthday Chris. We miss you more than words could ever say but I know your pain is gone and you are as happy as you were when you were a child. I see you at a table with your Grand parents, Uncle Bill and Koal sitting by your side. Enjoy that cake
Posted by Kenneth Stronski on December 25, 2021
I miss you Christopher. I miss you terribly this Christmas season. Merry Christmas ❤️
Posted by Laura Stronski on March 6, 2021
Happy belated birthday Chris. There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t think of you. You missed more than you know. I love you!
Posted by Kenneth Stronski on March 5, 2021
Today is your 40th birthday. Today I thought of you when you were just a toddler. Innocent times and some of the most happy times I remember. I smiled at some photos tears fell. Laura had your signature dinner tonight in your honor. Miss you everyday.
Posted by Tera Flain Mahana on March 5, 2021
My thoughts, and prayers go out to the Stronski family,my cousins and nephew ..Happy birthday in Heaven Chris, Love Aunt Bea and cousin Teri
Posted by Kenneth Stronski on December 30, 2020
Chris I especially miss you this year at Christmas. I wish I could talk with you . Merry Christmas in Heaven. Love you.
Posted by Laura Stronski on March 29, 2020
Missing you! There are days when I wish I could just go visit you and talk with you. Those days have been coming a lot more lately.
Posted by Kenneth Stronski on March 5, 2020
Happy birthday Chris... love and miss you terribly. Happy that you are at peace.
Posted by Kenneth Stronski on December 31, 2019
A year ago our lives were forever altered. Since then not a day has gone by that we do not think of you. You are missed deeply. We wish you were here but also believe you are at peace. We will be together again someday.
love Dad
Posted by Chris D'Alessandro on April 9, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. Chris and I served in Iraq together. Sad to hear of his passing. I have a few pictures of Chris in military service, I added them to the photos section. In Iraq Chris presented as an intelligent, brave young man and he had a very good, dry sense of humor that had me laughing many times. Again, sorry for your loss.
Posted by Jennifer Hollenbaugh on March 5, 2019
Happy Birthday Chris! We love you and miss you!
Posted by Kenneth Stronski on March 5, 2019
Today is your Birthday Son. I saw you in the form of a Cardinal as I got to the office this morning. Thanks for the visit. Love you
Posted by Laura Stronski on January 30, 2019
Chris you are greatly missed! There’s a hole in my heart and I don’t know if it will ever be the same again. We may not have said it to each other, but I hope you know that I love you.
Posted by Kenneth Stronski on January 25, 2019
Our grief and sadness feels overwhelming There is a hole in our hearts that I suspect will never mend. You are loved and you are missed beyond words. Rest In Peace.
Posted by H M H on January 9, 2019
Truely sorry for your loss. May God be with your family and strengthen you through these tough times.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39
Posted by Mary lou Stronski on January 6, 2019
Our hearts are broken over the loss of Chris. Our memories of him will be with us forever. He was a brilliant man and a kind soul. We know he is at peace in heaven and his grandparents are with him. We are a close and loving family and will draw strength from each other thru this sorrowful and deeply sad time.
Posted by Matthew Crowley on January 5, 2019
Sincere sympathy from Ann Crowley and family
Posted by John Tomlinson on January 5, 2019
Chris, like his Dad, served in the armed forces, and those who spend time in a military uniform are maybe never really understood and appreciated for the sacrifices and consequences they endure, especially after coming home from a war in a strange and hostile place. But I know for sure that Ken and Dot did understand Chris and the life he led, and they loved him more than any parents I know for who he was. I am convinced Chris is on his way now to a place where his fellow officers and soldiers who preceded him will gather round him when he arrives and they will honor him with great respect and understanding, and they will make sure that he is always protected and surrounded by love and appreciation in a place where he will always belong.
Posted by Josie Ladd on January 5, 2019
To so many who loved Chris as we did: Allen and I are so deeply sorry you are having to go through this. May God comfort you and give you strength in the hours and days ahead. Chris will be in our hearts forever! Love, Josie
Posted by Deepak Jain on January 5, 2019
Words cannot fully express the sorrow for your loss, hope you find strength and please remember you always have his memories with you.
Posted by Tera Flain Mahana on January 4, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to my cousin Ken and his wife Dot Stronski and all of the family for this sudden loss of your dear son Chris..Nothing that anyone can say could heal your hearts or minds.May God give you all the strength to endure comfort during this tragic time. Love cousins Teri Mahana and Linda Flain and Aunt Bea..
Posted by John Notarangelo on January 3, 2019
My thoughts, prayers go out to the Stronski family for this sudden lost. May God provide strength, peace and guidance during this tough time in your family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. My deepest condolences
Posted by Roger Cawvey on January 3, 2019
My deepest condolences to the entire Stronski Family and Friends, nothing that I can say could heal your souls or minds. Keep Positive Loving Thoughts and Special Memories of Chris, a man I never knew, he is now watching down over you with Love.
Posted by Larry Kewin on January 3, 2019
Deepest Condolences goes out from my family to you and your Family. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding be with you at this time.
Posted by Kristen Bacher on January 3, 2019
Chris was the smartest, funniest, and most deeply loving soul I've ever known. Not a day will go by where I won't feel his absence. He will never ever be forgotten. Life will never be the same.
Posted by Jim Mabry on January 3, 2019
May God's Comfort be with you all during this tragic time.   In Heaven, Chris is at peace...  Until we meet again, my friend, May God keep you all in the palm of His hand.
Sincerely,
Jim, Theresa, and Alana Grace Mabry
Posted by King Communications on January 3, 2019
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of your son. Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences.
Posted by Natty Dread on January 3, 2019
My deepest Condolences goes out to you and the Family. We are all here for you One Love.
Posted by Peggie Sharrer on January 3, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to the Stronski Family. My prayers and thoughts are with you, and may God give you the strength to endure this tragedy within your family.

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Dot Stronski on March 6, 2022
Happy Birthday Bud
I miss you so so much. Wishing every day you were still here. God had other plans though and he is the BOSS !
Love you and hope to talk to you soon. 
Posted by Kenneth Stronski on March 5, 2022
Happy Birthday Chris. We miss you more than words could ever say but I know your pain is gone and you are as happy as you were when you were a child. I see you at a table with your Grand parents, Uncle Bill and Koal sitting by your side. Enjoy that cake
Posted by Kenneth Stronski on December 25, 2021
I miss you Christopher. I miss you terribly this Christmas season. Merry Christmas ❤️
his Life

Christopher Thomas Stronski: Born on a March day.... the 5th 1981 in Underwood Memorial Hospital. I remember it was snowing that day. Chris was a happy child. He was always seen scheming with His cousin Bill and Big brother Ken. You may ask what could a 6 or 7 year old scheme up? How about turning On and turning up His Grand Parents pool propane tanks and creating a pool sized hot tub. Steam pouring off the surface.
How about the time The neighbor Brought home a custom van to test out. Chris thought He would help out good old Mr Kelly giving the van a nice sand rub. The van had to be compounded and waxed to get out the scratches. 

Chris attended college and excelled at Physics. Numbers were His passion. He earned His BS from Rowan University. 

There was also that second passion.
Chris always loved the military. As He entered College He decided to join ROTC. He was no slouch preferring to go through Basic Training as an enlisted soldier. After that He pursued His goal as an officer. He received His commission and went on to support guarding the New Mexico border. In 2008 He led a platoon on a tour of Duty in Iraq. Chris was promoted to 1st Lt. He also received the Bronze Star for High performance and Meritorious Service and leadership.

Chris Loved His Family and was especially fond of His Nieces and nephews. Alexa would frequently keep Him company. Chris loved good comedy and could be heard laughing a hearty laugh at some Seinfeld episode. Chris was quite fond of dogs. He treated His German Shepherds as if they were His children. 

Chris was a troubled Soul and a beautiful Soul. I believe He is with God in Heaven and His Earthly pain is now gone. I trust He is with Grand Parents and Great Grand Parents. His cousin Shannon. Watch over us Christopher. Show us your New found peace and happiness in Heaven. We know you will show us somehow.
God Speed 1st Lt Christopher Thomas Stronski.

Recent stories

Talons

Shared by Chris D'Alessandro on April 9, 2019

In Iraq Chris has this particularly gross solider in his platoon who had serious personal hygiene issues.  It is awkward trying to solve these issues, so Chris came to his fellow officers seeking advice on how to handle it and in the course of the conversation described the Soldier's overly long, dirty toenails to us as "talons," as Chris pronounced it "tay-lons."  Listening to Chris describe that guy's gross toenails had us doubled over with laughter. 

First Time Uncle

Shared by Laura Stronski on January 12, 2019

I was in my late teens when I had my daughter, so I still lived at home as did Chris. Him and my daughter, who is now 15,had a very special bond. He loved her so much. Well I remember when she was a baby she would often get really bad diaper rashes. One time Chris was helping out with her and she happened to need her diaper changed. Well he knew she needed diaper cream so he got a spatula and applied the diaper cream on that way lol.

Florida Days

Shared by Laura Stronski on January 12, 2019

When we were little and well into our teen years, our parents would take us on a yearly vacation to Treasure Island, Florida. We would stay at a place called the Sand Pebble. I remember one summer while on vacation at the Sand Pebble, I was sleeping on the pull out couch. Chris had come over to me in the middle of the night and woke me up from a deep sleep saying boggit. That is something he would always say to me when we were younger as he knew it was something that annoyed me, yet made me laugh every time because I had know idea what he was talking about when he said that. Honestly I still don’t, but that was so him. He was always so funny with the things he would come up with.