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William Stroble
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William C. (Bill) Stroble, 87, died at his home on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 with his family at his side after a battle with cancer.

He was a loving husband to wife Rose for 60 years, a father, grandfather and friend to many. He was born and lived his 87 years in Escalon. He attended the local schools and six months at Modesto Junior College, then went on to business school. After holding several jobs, his father purchased the Escalon Water Company that he ran until his retirement.

Mr. Stroble loved the outdoors; camping, hunting, fishing, trap shooting, water and snow skiing. He also loved to build and fly model airplanes and he often drove to Woodward Reservoir to watch them fly. In his later years he took up the game of golf, playing at least two or three days per week. He was a lifetime member of the Escalon Sportsman Club and a 20-year member of the National Ski Patrol Association.

Survivors include his children, daughter Gretchen King and her husband Bruce of Escalon, son Garth Stroble and his wife Judy of Breckenridge, Colorado; grandchild, Stefani Lankford and her husband John of Riverbank; two step grandchildren, Jim Albright and his wife Kerri of Rockville, Maryland and Jennifer Albright of Woodbridge, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose.

A graveside burial was held on Friday, Jan. 4 at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Escalon.

Remembrances may be made to Optimal Hospice, 122 West Granger Ave, Modesto, CA 95350.

Deegan Funeral Chapel, Escalon, in charge of arrangements.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Jan. 9, 2008