Rock Alan Strickler

April 08, 1956 - October 05, 2015

Rock Alan Strickler

April 08, 1956 - October 05, 2015


Rock A. Strickler passed away peacefully on Monday October 5th at home with his two children.

He is survived by his son Hunter Strickler (Erika), daughter Brooke Rosse (Mark), only grandchild Bristol Anne Rosse, mother Violet Strickler, three sisters Jeanette Laird (Jim), Jackie Holsather, Janell McKain (Jim), and his nieces and nephews Jeff, Jennifer, Nicole, Brett, Lauren and their extended families. Rock was preceded in death by his father Darrell Strickler.

During Rock’s lifetime, he had accomplished several different occupations. While in High School, he worked for a local taxidermist. After graduating from Sehome HS he started working with his father in the concrete business on and off for years starting in his early twenties. In the mid 1980’s he fished in Bristol Bay Alaska, and crabbed in the Bering Sea. In 1984 his son Hunter was born while commercial fishing in Alaska. In 1986, Rock was home for daughter Brooke’s birth. These children were his pride and joy, he was so proud of his “blondies”.

In the early to mid 90’s Rock was working for a contract company and was involved in an oil refinery explosion, injured, he recovered, and went on to another accomplishment. He received his Real Estate License and went on to have a partnership with two close friends that started RJR Realty. He held this occupation until his death.

Rock’s personality was charismatic, his laughter was contagious. Everyone gravitated toward his fun spirited soul, and gathered around him to enjoy his conversation, stories and jokes. He exuded friendliness, everyone enjoyed his company.

He was a proud father to Hunter and Brooke, appreciating their accomplishments. Hunter’s recent graduation from WWU with a Business Degree, and Brooke who gifted him with a beautiful granddaughter. Brooke and Hunter also cared for their father during the last days of his life so tenderly, telling him daily how much they loved him.

Rock is at peace and pain free now. We will all miss his winning smile, and the love and friendships we all made with him.

A private burial was held on Friday October 9th at Greenacres Memorial Park.

A Celebration of Life will be open to all of Rock’s loved ones, extended family and friends on Saturday October 24th, 5pm to 10pm at the Bellingham Yacht Club Squalicum Harbor, (Windows by the Bay). Bring your stories about Rock’s life to share.

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: January 1, 1970 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Bellingham Yacht Club Windows On The Bay
  • Location: 2625 S Harbor Loop Dr Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -22-0-0731

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11 responses to Rock Alan Strickler

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  1. So sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in all of the wonderful memories you hold.Prayers & Blessings,
    Uncle Jody & Aunt Kellie

  2. CJ says:

    To The Family, I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I also want to share the comfort of John 5:28,29 where we are promised that those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of receiving a “resurrection” back to life. Life on an earth restored to a beautiful paradise. Psalms 37:11 says, “The meek ones themselves will possess the earth, and they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” While we await that wonderful time please find comfort in these promises.

  3. I have known Rock since the early 70’s he was so funny and handsome he is and always wlll be my friend. Rock also introduced me me to Joe his cousin . He has been thru so much I know he is at peace and no more pain. My prayers are with all that knew Rock and he will always be with us.

  4. Laurel Axam says:

    I’m very sorry to hear of Rock’s passing. Too young, in my opinion.
    Our condolences to all his loved ones.

    With love,

    Laurel and Mark

  5. Sherri coe says:

    So sorry for your loss , my thoughts an prayers are with your family an friends , all that knew him were so blessed he was so kind , funny , a great friend to the many he had , I knew him for a few short years he could always put a smile on my face an make me laugh God Bless you all ,”Death leaves a heartache no one can heal ,Love leaves a memory no one can steal”

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