Donna M. Strobel | Keizertimes
Donna M. Strobel, 67, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020, surrounded by her loving family, in the care of St. Luke’s Hospice House. She was the loving wife of Greg Strobel, with whom she had been wonderfully married for over 45 years. Born in Portland, Oregon, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Barbara (Graham) Chandler. Donna graduated from Marshall High School in Portland, OR in 1970. She then attended Oregon State University. She attended Grace Church in Bethlehem.
Donna was the owner of the Calico closet in Roseburg, OR, of hand-sewn fabrics and gift items, in which she also offered sewing courses. She later worked for the USA Wrestling Officials Association, where she was the “life and success” of the USWOA. She was a trusted advisor, always cheerful and passionately sincere about anything she interacted with during her tenure. She had a very good sense of human reading and her smile could be seen over the phone.
Donna was the perfect entertainer and enjoyed every detail of planning family reunions, celebrations and dinners on the wrestling team. She traveled the world with Greg, including as a volunteer for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. She was an avid scrapbooker and made countless memories of her travels to one of her favorite places on earth, Cape Cod and beyond. She loved hanging out on the porch with her husband, playing her favorite card game, rummy, hanging out with her daughters, and enjoying every moment with her grandchildren. She will forever be adored, loved, admired and missed.
Survivors include her beloved husband Greg, daughters Jennifer Baldwin and her husband Robert of West Chester, and Christine Napoli and husband Joe of Drexel Hill, Penn .; Sister Linda Hirneise and husband Dave of Scottsdale, Arizona; Brother Donald Chandler and his wife Sherry of Keizer, Ore .; loving grandchildren Mason, Isabel, Evelyn and Hayden and their loving nephews and nieces, Donnie Chandler, Grant Hirneise and Heather Chandler.
Services: A celebration of Donna’s life will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Packer Memorial Chapel on the Lehigh University campus, 18 University Drive, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The family receives relatives and friends from 11 a.m. until the service. Donna’s arrangements were entrusted to the Cantelmi LongFuneral Home in Bethlehem. A commemorative tribute can be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
Contributions: Contributions may be made to the Sandye Caruso Memorial Endowment Nursing Scholarship Fund in Donna’s loving memory in lieu of flowers. Address: St. Luke’s Hospital, Development Office, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.