Arvin Richard Striker, 89, entered eternal rest with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 9 after a long battle with 3 types of cancer and heart condition. He was at his home 880 Ludwig Dr, Gahanna, Ohio. His wife and best friend, Carol, was by his side for 71 years.
Arvin will be remembered by his wife; sibling Kenny Striker, with numerous cousins, nephew and nieces, Arvin’s children Joy, Kent and Kevin, and his 7 Grandchildren (Joy & Marvin) Garret Avery, (Kent and Goi) Kayla Striker & Brent, Carli, Derek Striker (Kevin and Sue) Bryan Striker & Miho, Alex and Brook Striker.
Arvin was preceded by his parents; John C. and Dorothy Striker, and Older Brother John Striker.
Carol and Arvin spent 1/3 of their life Traveling and moving around Ohio and Michigan for dad’s advancements with JC Penney Company. He won many awards with JC Penney for outstanding performance recognition. The one strong hold was the church that constantly sent blessings to the family. Travel continued into retirement with their favorite place in Branson.
Arvin was very athletic and ran track in High School, state competitions, Capital University and in the Navy. He tried out with Cleveland Indians and made the team. He was an excellent ping pong player. He passed on his skills to his children. He was also the class President at Capital University.
Arvin devoted his life to serving God and others; Served in the Navy (1955-57) and voting booths on elections days, food pantries, southern Ohio ministries, church excursion to help rebuild St. Thomas after hurricane, driving chicken eggs across country to deliver in Africa, and Handy-Man at Peace Lutheran. Achievements making charitable contributions to Sulphur Springs High School, Capital University and Peace Lutheran.
Arvin is now free from pain, and is at peace.
A Memorial Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Clark State Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
On Saturday July 23 at 10 am.
Instead of giving flowers or gifts, you may make a donation to Melanoma Association in his name.
Melanoma Know More – NonProfit EIN 26-0505222
1916 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45214
"Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because, I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand, in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you."