Marjorie Walker Stroman, 93, formally of Elmira and Wellsburg, NY, died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice on June 3, 2020 surrounded by her daughter, Marjorie, son in law, Ronald and granddaughter, Jessica Cortright. Born January 16, 1927 in Bradford, PA, she was the daughter of Raymond Walker and Esther Halstead. She graduated from the Elmira Free Academy in New York and shortly after she met her best friend and husband, Edward Phillip Stroman, Sr. They were married on March 5 1946, and together they brought five children into the world. They were married for 35 years before his tragic passing in 1981. On top of raising her five children, Ma Stroman (as she was known in Wellsburg) became a well-known figure in Wellsburg as a guardian and caretaker for many of the neighborhood children, providing sweets, treats and lots of love while their parents worked.
Marjorie was a member of several clubs; Kiwani’s Club, Women of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary, she was a Wellsburg Elementary PTA President and the Director of the Wellsburg Scottish Guards. She was an avid bowler and competed at the Chemung Speedrome from 1951-1956 in Chemung, NY as a Driver in the Powderpuff Races; when she wasn’t busy bumping elbows with her fellow racers, she would hone her crafting skills, she was an incredible seamstress who enjoyed making quilts, knitting and crocheting. She was a well-known baker, the best bread in Wellsburg came from her ovens. And in 1962 she opened her own business, Stroman’s Grocery in Wellsburg, NY.
Ma Stroman is survived by her children; Marjorie S. Poirier, her husband Ronald of Saco with whom she resided, Esther West of Alaska, Edward P. Stroman Jr of Alaska, Ronald Stroman of Washington, and Phillip Stroman, his wife Alicia of Washington. As well as seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Her life and legacy are immeasurable and she is truly irreplaceable to those she held near and dear.
Services will be held in Private per family request in her home state of New York. In lieu of Flowers, please donate to your local Alzheimer’s Research Group or local Animal Welfare Society.
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