George Vaughan Strong, Jr.

Male 1925 - 2002  (77 years)


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  • Name George Vaughan Strong 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 12 May 1925  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Nov 2002  Lansdale, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1803  Clark-Hart
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2017 

    Father George Vaughan Strong,   b. 23 Dec 1893, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Ethel Meryweather Newbold,   b. 18 Aug 1898, Philadelphia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1933, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1919  Chestnut Hill, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriette Phoebe Drayton 
    Married 27 Sep 1953  Philadelphia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 May 2017 
    Family ID F960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1925 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Sep 1953 - Philadelphia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Nov 2002 - Lansdale, PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1953 - Wedding of George V Strong, Jr. - to Harriet Phoebe Drayton
    1953 - Wedding of George V Strong, Jr. - to Harriet Phoebe Drayton
    Philadelphia Inq 27 Sep 1953

  • Notes 

    • Obituary
      George V. Strong Jr.
      Lawyer, Elwyn trustee, 77

      George V. Strong Jr., 77, of Blue Bell, a lawyer and former chairman of the board of the Elwyn Institute, died Wednesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Gwynedd Square Nursing Center in Lansdale.

      Mr. Strong became involved with the Elwyn Institute in Media, a training school for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, because his son, John, has a brain disorder.

      For 30 years, until 1998, he served on the Elwyn board of trustees and was chairman from 1973 to 1977. In 1999 the board established an award in his name and presented him with a citation for his "contributions of wisdom and wealth" and for "completing the connections between families needing help and Elwyn's service system."

      As a lawyer specializing in trust and estate law, he also helped Elwyn handle bequests.

      Mr. Strong joined the law firm Strong, Stevens & Wyant in Center City in 1952; the firm had been cofounded by his father. In 1964 he became head of the firm and practiced in Philadelphia until 1991 and in Blue Bell until his retirement in 1999.

      A resident of Blue Bell for more than 45 years, he grew up in Chestnut Hill and graduated from the Gunnery school in Connecticut.

      During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps in France.

      After his discharge he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

      His brother Newbold said Mr. Strong loved gardening and golf and was a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club, the Union League, the Philadelphia Club, and the Pennlyn Club.

      In addition to his brother and son, he is survived by a daughter, Ruth Ferraro; three sisters; and six grandchildren. A son, George III, died in 2000.

      A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Route 73 and Bethlehem Pike, Whitemarsh. Burial will be private.

      Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Center at the University of Pennsylvania, 3615 Chestnut St., Room 203, Philadelphia 19104.
      Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - Monday, November 11, 2002