William K. Strohl William K. Strohl

William K. Strohl, 83, of Emmaus, passed away peacefully with family by his side on May 19, at the Phoebe Home Allentown. Bill was the husband of the late Marguerite Kompass Strohl. Born in Bethlehem on April 13, 1935 to the late Victor Strohl and Alice (Lapp) Strohl Thomas, and was the stepson of the late Robert Thomas. Bill received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Moravian College and a Masters degree in Education with a specialization in Counseling from Lehigh University. He was a longtime guidance counselor in the Parkland School District for almost three decades before his retirement. He served as president and board member for several professional organizations, including the Parkland Education Association and the Pennsylania State Education Association. Bill had numerous loves and interest, including classical music, history, photography and antiquing. He was a prominent baritone soloist in the Lehigh Valley for many years, including with the Bethlehem Bach Choir, the Muhlenberg Opera Company, and Keneseth Israel in Allentown. He was also a member of the local chapter of the Civil War Roundtable.

He is survived by his son Erik of Cooperstown, NY; daughters Suzanne Kompass, wife of Sean O’Boyle A.M. of Brisbane Australia, and Lynn Kompass, wife of Phillip Bush of Columbia, SC; and grandson Spencer Bush. He was predeceased by son Scott, brother Edwin, and sister Beatrice Eckert.

Services will be held 11:00 am Thursday May 24, 2018 at the Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown, PA 18102. Calling will begin at 9:30 am.

Contributions may be made to The ARC, 2289 Avenue A, Bethlehem PA 18017.

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