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Daniel Jacob Strickler
Viewing: On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the Anastasia Room at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane , Bethesda, MD from 6 to 8 pm
Service: On Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at BCCRS a short memorial service at 7 pm
Location: Bethesda-Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad

Dan Strickler, aged 50, passed away at home on April 27, 2016 after a courageous fight against non-smokers lung cancer. He was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Chevy Chase, DC, where he graduated from Somerset School and later attended Elon College in North Carolina.

Dan was a 30-year life member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad (BCCRS), where he met his true love and wife, Kendall Sanderson Strickler. Together they answered thousands of calls for the Rescue Squad and loved serving the community. They were married for nine wonderful years and had two beautiful daughters, Eliza, 7, and Clara, 2. Dan was a devoted husband and father who loved nothing more than spending time with his family, including his two dogs, Zoe and Daisy. He adored playing with his girls, whether offering horseback rides, kicking a soccer ball around, or playing a board game. They were truly the loves of his life. Dan had a long career as a dispatcher for Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and earned the reputation among his colleagues as a voice that could be counted on, especially in an emergency.

Dan was a well-loved son-in-law to Michael and Doreen Sanderson of Watch Hill, RI, and brother-in-law to Stuart Sanderson and family of Simi Valley, CA, Schuyler Sanderson and family of Stillwater, MN, and Michael Sanderson of New York, NY. Dan was preceded in death by his father, Mitchell Strickler. He is survived by his mother, Karen Strickler of Washington, DC, and sister, Sarah Ellis of Healdsburg, California. 

The family will be receiving visitors from 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 3rd in the Anastasia Room at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad at 5020 Battery Lane in Bethesda, MD. On Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00 pm at BCCRS the family will also be hosting a short memorial service honoring Dan, followed by a celebration of his wonderful life. Attire for both events is casual, as Dan always favored comfort over dress. Those from BCCRS are encouraged to wear Rescue Squad t-shirts in honor of Dan.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made on behalf of Eliza and Clara�s educational funds.  Funds received will be divided between the girls and deposited into their college savings/529 accounts.  Checks should be made out to Kendall Strickler, memo Educational Fund, and sent to the attention of David Hays, Wells Fargo Private Bank, 11753 Pinnacle Drive, 4th floor, McLean, VA 22102.

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