Richard C. ‘Rick’ Strohm Jr., 53

Richard C. “Rick” Strohm Jr., 53, of Lewes, Del., passed away early Wednesday morning, Dec. 13, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 25, 1964, to Margaret Strohm and Richard C. Strohm Sr.

Strohm relocated to Lewes, where he settled into the beach life and lived life to its fullest. He was happily employed in a job he loved at the Walmart Distribution Center, in asset protection, where he worked for 14 years.

Strohm could often be seen riding his bike all over Sussex County and enjoying a swim at the various beaches in town. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and took pleasure in reading, listening to music and taking walks on the boardwalk with his family in Rehoboth Beach.

Above all, Strohm most enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his family and his Boston terriers. He was a loving and devoted father to his two children and daughter-in-law, and a wonderful husband to his wife, Susan. Nothing meant more than his family, and he made sure all who knew him were aware of that. Strohm was considered an amazing friend who never failed to make you laugh, and he will be genuinely missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.

Strohm is survived by his wife, Susan A. Strohm; his son, Richard C. Strohm III and his wife, Katherine; his daughter, Rachel M. Strohm; his sister, Lisa Henninger; his brother, Stephen Strohm; his two dogs, Bronson and Franklin; an extensive extended family; and all of his friends.

A memorial service was scheduled for Dec. 21, 2017, at the Long Neck chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Millsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at