Dr. Allen Struble Jr., 91

strubleDr. Allen Clinton Struble Jr., 91, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at his home under the care of Vitas Hospice.

Born January 18, 1924 in Masury, Ohio, he was the son of the late Allen C. and Celia Edwards Struble Sr. He was married on December 3, 1996 in Kona, Hawaii to Dawn Ray Struble, who survives.

Dr. Struble practiced Podiatry in Ellwood City for 48 years. He received his Pre Med Degree from Ohio State University in 1949 and then continued his education at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine earning his Doctorate Degree in 1953. Dr. Struble served in the US Air Force Medical Corps during WWII. Active in community service, he served on the Ellwood City School Board, the Wayne Twp. Municipal Authority, and the Lawrence County Mental Health Board. He was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. He also enjoyed singing with the Lawrence and Mercer County Barbershop Singers for over 25 years. He was a member of the Jerusalem Masonic Lodge # 19 in Hartford, Ohio for 65 years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post for 44 years and was a former Boy Scout Leader.

In addition to his wife, Dawn, survivors include a daughter, Candace (Kurt) Hunter of Circleville, Ohio; son, Dale M. (Nancy) Struble of Dayton, Ohio; two step daughters, Tracy Ludwig of Ellwood City, Gwen (Dave) Matricardi of Pulaski; brother, Paul (Martha) Struble of Golden, Colorado; mother in law, Marie Ray of Alliance, Ohio; eight grandchildren,Evelyn Becker, Katharine Hunter, Natalie Struble, Celia Agudela, Julianna Struble, Cody Ludwig, Chris Ludwig, Shauna Shidemantle; and four great grandchildren, Leah and Lucy Becker, Caelyn Ludwig, and Christian Newmaster.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of Dale and Candy, Evelyn Struble, and a daughter, Karen Struble Badurina who passed away May 8, 2004.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday January 23 from noon until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

His pastor, Rev. Patricia Cleary and Chaplain Keith Black of Vitas Hospice will officiate the services. Military services will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in the Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, Ohio.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 2009 Mackenzie Way # 110 Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 or the First United Methodist Church, 416 Crescent Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

7 thoughts on “Dr. Allen Struble Jr., 91

  1. Dale & Candy, I am saddened to learn of the passing of your Father. We truly understand death when God places His hands upon one whom we love. It’s not just a matter of losing a loved one, it’s a lifetime worth of memories yet to be made. We must always have old memories and young hopes. My thoughts and prayers remain with you and your entire family.

    • To Dawn and family:
      My heartfelt sympathy to you Dawn and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s loving arms surround you, comfort you and give you strength in the time ahead. God’s blessings.

  2. Please accept our deepest sympathies. We will always have fond
    memories of Dr. Struble. He took care of both of our children, as
    they were growing up, for many, many years. He was always smiling, and very friendly. He will be sadly missed by everyone who had the
    privilege of knowing him. We would like to extend a special prayer.
    We are praying for you to be blessed with peace that surpasses all
    understanding. To feel the presence of Christ with you at all times,
    especially when the memories feel overwhelming . God Bless you all.
    Ed & Sally Bennethum

  3. My best wishes to Gwen and family. “Doc” Strubles was a good spirit to have shared much of his time with my teenaged self and others as Boy Scout “Explorers”. I still cherish the adventure of building our own kayaks and floating en masse down Le Boeuf Creek. His impact on others lives extends far and long.

  4. To Dawn and family. Janet and I want to extend our deepest sympathy. Al was a wonderful neighbor, friend, and mentor. I relish the many conversations I had with Al about everything from the benefits of aspirin to the best way to remove thick ice build-up from the sidewalks. As a fellow health professional. I was always impressed with his concern for his patients and his community. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. To the Struble family,
    with deepest sympathies from our family to all of you. Dr. Struble was one of our father’s closest friends as we were growing up and he watched over us when we lost our dad so many years ago. He was truly a special man.

  6. My condolences to Candy, Dale and other members of the Struble family. Doctor Struble was a role model in his devotion to his family, his contributions to the community and his professionalism. I remember him not only as a doctor, but also as a intelligent and thoughtful listener and kind mentor. I have always appreciated his guidance to me and his dedication to his family and community. That you for sharing him with us and may God rest his soul.

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