It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of the much-loved Dennis Craig Stromberg, age 78, of Bradford, PA. Dennis was born in Bradford on July 22, 1945 to Sarah Thurley Dennis Stromberg and John Raymond Theodore Stromberg.
He attended Bradford schools, graduating with the Bradford Area High School class of 1964. From there, he attended Macalester College, Minneapolis Minnesota, and the American Management Association, Saranac Lake, NY, receiving a Masters Certificate in business management.
Dennis began a wonderful career in executive sales and marketing as a trainee for the Caterpillar corporation, Peoria Illinois. With his work there and with other construction equipment companies he lived in various countries in Europe for twenty years (Switzerland, Spain, England, Netherlands) with business territories covering Europe and the Middle East.
Dennis was adventurous in spirit and in action. He loved travel, was a car enthusiast, skier, passionate sailor and reader with an extraordinary ability to recall detail. Most recently he served as President of the Kiwanis Club of Bradford and was an avid supporter of its important mission to serve children of our community. Naturally outgoing, he easily formed and retained many long-term friendships throughout his life.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Huff Stromberg, two sons: Erik (Melissa) Stromberg of Getigne, France and Dirk (Sheryl) Stromberg of Singapore; a step-daughter, Shelly (Virgil) O’Neal-Shugars of Owings Mills, MD. Also surviving are his sister, Sally Stromberg Kinnamon of Chicago, IL, two beloved grandsons, Alex and Johan, former wife, Sandra Stromberg, cousins and extended family in Sweden. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
A celebration of life for Dennis Craig Stromberg will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Those choosing to offer memorials may wish to consider the BAHS Class of 1964 Scholarship Fund (McKean County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 708, Bradford, PA 16701) and the Penn Brad Oil Museum, 901 South Ave., Bradford, PA 16701 (where he was a member of the Board).
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.
Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.