- May 5, 1967 - January 19, 2010
of David's Passing
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“Deb and family...I am so sorry to hear of Daves passing. I have so many fond memories of growing up with him. No words can take the pain you are...Read More »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Cindy Froats-Lancaster
“god be with the strong family, all daves co-workers, and all his friends.. cherish the memories and good times that we had with dave. He was a good...Read More »
2 of 52 | Posted by: Ryan Lash - Clio, Michigan
“Just heard about David this afternoon. I am so sorry and my prayers go out to your family.
3 of 52 | Posted by: April Johnston-Hedrick
“We are so sorry for your loss. We met Dave through our son Jamey Leonard. He was such a great friend to Jamey, and seemed like such a great guy too....Read More »
4 of 52 | Posted by: Jim and Judy Porterfield
“To Dave's family:
My sincerest sympathies to all of David's family---I am a friend of Cindy's and know how well she spoke of him.
5 of 52 | Posted by: Mary Mossman - Flushing
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Strong family at this difficult time. Dave was a great guy and will be missed deeply.
6 of 52 | Posted by: Jill McFarlane (Horvath)
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you today and in the months and years to come as you deal with this terrible loss. We hope that somehow you can...Read More »
7 of 52 | Posted by: Jake and Cathy Snider
“Times like this make me feel lost. Why would someone so special and important to so many be taken away in the blink of an eye? I cannot imagine the...Read More »
8 of 52 | Posted by: Marsha Case - Mt. Morris, MI
“My Dad (Dennis Allen) shared with me the horrible news about David. I will keep the family in my prayers -- I recently re-met Eric this past August...Read More »
9 of 52 | Posted by: Maureen (Allen) Pawlak
“Hailey, I just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be thinking/praying for you during this hard time. May God be with you...Read More »
10 of 52 | Posted by: lee parish - Brookings, sd
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jon, Rich, Eric and families. Dave will be missed dearly. May you find peace with your faith and know that there...Read More »
11 of 52 | Posted by: Rhonda Moore - Gaylord, MI
“My deepest sympathies to Dave's friends and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
12 of 52 | Posted by: Ray Kerimian - Detroit, Michigan
“Cindy and Autumn, You are in our thoughts and prayers, I am deeply sorry for your loss. We love you so much!
Clorice, Taylor and Justin!
13 of 52 | Posted by: Clorice Dlugos - Orwell, OH
“Dave was a very good friend to me. I enjoyed the times when we would take our boy's to the MMAWA wrestling meets back when we lived in Montrose. I...Read More »
14 of 52 | Posted by: Jeffrey Burt - Clio, MI
“My deepest condolences to the strong family. So very sorry to hear of your loss. May God embrace you in your time of sorrow. God Bless
15 of 52 | Posted by: Virginia Hobbs-Sepanak
“My condolences and prayers to the Strong Family and to the members of the Genesee Township Police Department.
Chris Hyde-Genesee County 911
16 of 52 | Posted by: Chris Hyde - Flint, MI
“Dave, Rest In Peace. God Bless.
17 of 52 | Posted by: Jim Gagliardi Birch Run, Michigan
“I am so sorry for your loss. May you rest in peace Dave...
18 of 52 | Posted by: Heather Lantz-Mariucci
“We continue to pray for your family. It's a terrible loss, one of which we can't understand. There must be a reason... And one day upon our return...Read More »
19 of 52 | Posted by: David and Renee Phillips
“My heart goes out to EVERYONE who mourns Dave passing, no matter who you are. He will be sadly missed, especially in his children's lives. I pray...Read More »
20 of 52 | Posted by: Jennifer Climie - Montrose, MI
“Dave-Have you found Brian and Ron yet? I bet they were surprised to see you. Give them both my love!
I will do my best to guide Debi in helping...Read More »
21 of 52 | Posted by: Kim Jones (Bowman)
“Our Family is so shocked and saddened of the lost of a great man. This world we live in has lost a great person, a father, a friend and a protector....Read More »
22 of 52 | Posted by: Michael & Kenda Besant and Boys
“Dave...I am in such a haze, overwhelmed with sadness and missing you terribly! Forever you are in my heart!! I hold on to the day that I will see you...Read More »
23 of 52 | Posted by: Veronica - Kearsley
“Such a heartbreaking tragedy. There are not adequate words to express my sadness for your family. I pray that God will give you peace.
24 of 52 | Posted by: Dee Mills - Clio
“Dave we love you and miss you.
25 of 52 | Posted by: Mary Higginbottom - Flint
“I am so saddened by this news.. dave was a great person and we will surely miss him in genesee also..I pray for his family and for strength and...Read More »
26 of 52 | Posted by: tonya montague - genesee, mich
“dave will be missed by so many in our law enforcement family.
27 of 52 | Posted by: matt and carol jensen flushing,mi
“Dave.....you will be buried next to your namesake: David Carson Strong and he also was buried in full uniform, his cub scout uniform and you in your...Read More »
28 of 52 | Posted by: Liz Strong Sekula - Boulder, CO
“Dave will be missed! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
29 of 52 | Posted by: Craig & Teri Anderson - clio
“Cindy, I am so sorry to hear about Dave. I remember seeing him at Linden library not too long ago. You always talked so highly about him. Love,...Read More »
30 of 52 | Posted by: Arlene Harris - Linden, Mi
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers will remain with you and your...Read More »
31 of 52 | Posted by: ANGELA DAUP - MUNDY TWP, MICHIGAN
“We had so many beautiful memories over our eighteen years of marriage we shared (I have huge stacks of scrapbooks to prove this!) and we share three...Read More »
32 of 52 | Posted by: deb - Clio, Michigan
“The Anderson family sends their deepest sympathy to the Strong family.
33 of 52 | Posted by: Chris Anderson - Auburn, MI
“While we don't know David personally, we do know that he was doing the most important job in the world -- protecting others. We are good friends with...Read More »
34 of 52 | Posted by: Dona Nichols - San Jose
“My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the Strong family. Dave was a great guy and will be missed!
35 of 52 | Posted by: Michelle Zaborney - Michigan
“Although I only worked with you at the PD for a short time. You made quite an impression. I will never forget Dave with tears in his eyes talking...Read More »
36 of 52 | Posted by: Shirley Winder - Grand Blanc, MI
“As the time goes by, I sit and the reflect of Dave. I have many great memories of the times we shared in our profession in Law Enforcement. He was a...Read More »
37 of 52 | Posted by: Severn, David Ret. Gen. Twp
“My condolences go out to the family of officer Strong, I did not know him personally but I did work with him on occasion.and he was a great person to...Read More »
38 of 52 | Posted by: Todd Somers - Davison, Mi
“Jon,Rich & Eric,
Lots of great memories of Dave. Hanging out at your house, watching him eat tuna, eggs and chicken when in training and working...Read More »
39 of 52 | Posted by: Chris Hallman Huff - Clio, MI
“Dave will be missed so much. We are thankful for the time we spent with him. Most recently at Theo and Carrie's wedding. Sara and I enjoyed talking...Read More »
40 of 52 | Posted by: Ivan and Sara Smith - Flint, MI
“My sincere condolences to the family during thise extremely difficult time.
41 of 52 | Posted by: Anne Hatch - Genesee Michigan
“Dave...may you rest in peace. You are loved and will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and many, many friends and co...Read More »
42 of 52 | Posted by: Jennifer Bright - Mt. Morris, MI
“To the Strong family. I am deeply saddened to lose one of my classmates. He will be missed, my prayers are with you. sincerely Francine Stevens
43 of 52 | Posted by: francine stevens - flushing
“Our Deepest Sympathy to the Strong Family,In Christ,Tanya & Mike Alexander, Randy & Jann Burch- Memory a few years back Mike & I were on our way up...Read More »
44 of 52 | Posted by: Tanya Alexander(Burch)
“Dave, my beloved brother and partner. You will be sadly missed by all. You were a great friend and mentor that taught me a lot of things that will...Read More »
45 of 52 | Posted by: Daniel Hinsberger Otter Lake, MI
“Dear Family and Friends,
I'm very sorry to hear of David's untimely and tragic death. I met him at his Dad's funeral and never dreamed that he...Read More »
46 of 52 | Posted by: Dennis P. Allen, Jr.
“My deepest sympathies to Dave's friends and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave will be sadly missed. His service to society will...Read More »
47 of 52 | Posted by: Nicole - Flushing MI
“Our family sends out to you our sympathy for your loss. We did not know Dave but we knew his wonderfull children and Debbie. Our prayers are with...Read More »
48 of 52 | Posted by: George & Bobbie - Clio,MI
“I am so sorry to hear of this very sad loss. Officer Strong was a great man, and I am sure will be missed very much. My prayers are with his family...Read More »
49 of 52 | Posted by: Samantha - Grand Forks, ND
“Dave.. It's still so unbelievable that someone so young and so strong could leave us so quick, I hope you and my brother are watching down from...Read More »
50 of 52 | Posted by: Ryan - Clio
“We are thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time.
In peace, Alan & Jaclyn Persinger
51 of 52 | Posted by: Alan-Jaclyn Persinger - Wisconsin
“My deepest sympathies on the loss of your wonderful brother, father, cousin and son. My your memories of him carry you through these darkest hours....Read More »
52 of 52 | Posted by: Lisa Heintz - Tampa FL
O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes
STRONG, David A. - Of Burton, age 42, died Monday, January 19, 2010 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 23, 2010 at New Covenant Free Methodist Church in Clio. Pastor Phil Owen officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park with full police honors. Friends may call at the O'Guinn Family Funeral Home in Clio on Friday from 12-9 PM. David will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 10 am until time of service. Memorial contributions may be to the David Strong Memorial Fund, C/O Genesee Twp. Police Dept.
David was born May 4, 1967 in Flint, Michigan to Richard and Norva (Landes) Strong. He graduated from Clio High School in 1985 and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. David served as a police officer with the Genesee Township Police Dept. for the past 10 years. He was also a member of F.A.N.G. for 4 years. He enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, weight lifting and reading.
Surviving are: 3 children: Hailee, Chance and Crystian and their mother Debra - all of Clio. Mother: Norva and husband Michael Blumenfeld. Siblings: Jon (Wendy) Strong of Clio, Rich (Anne) Strong of Grand Blanc, Eric (Julia) Strong of Napersville, IL., Erika Strong of Birch Run and Corey "Luke" Strong of Mt. Morris. Grandmother: Betty Landes. Fiancee: Cindy LoRee and her daughter Autumn. David also leaves behind his beloved police dog and K-9 partner, Rex. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com.
O'Guinn Family Funeral Home
503 N Mill St Clio, MI 48420
Tel. (810) 686-5070