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Elsie Fredericks (Fredericks) Strobino

March 31, 1936 — November 19, 2022

Elsie Fredericks Strobino, age 86 of Lancaster, OH, formerly of New Milford, CT, passed away November 19, 2022.  She was born to the late Harry and Christine Pinkham Fredericks, on March 31, 1936 in Cherryfield, ME.  Elsie graduated from Ridgefield High School in Connecticut.  She was the head cook at Hill and Plain Elementary School.  She enjoyed all crafts, including sewing, plastic canvas, making ceramic snowmen and Santas for the family, and was just quite skilled when it came to any detail work. She loved spending time with her family and friends and her amazing personality and love for life will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children, Vicki Lynn (Brian) Erwin, Cheryl Lynn (Joseph Fuellhart) Kelley, Jay Fredericks (Susan) Strobino, Gary Paul (Karen) Strobino, Gregg Alan (Jamie Shi) Strobino, grandchildren, Jay C. (Grace) Strobino, Courtney (Adam) Tomich, Sarah Strobino, Meghan Kelley, Kasey Strobino, Charles, Pamela, and Scarlet Erwin; great grandchildren, Austin and Finley Tomich; sister, Judy Bennett; and several nieces and nephews.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 51 years, Jay Richard Strobino; siblings, Pryde Johnson and Walter Fredericks.

Calling hours will take place at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, 405 N Columbus St. Lancaster, OH 43130, on Saturday, December 3rd 2022 from 2PM until 5PM.  Caring Cremation ™ will take place after the calling.  Donations can be made in Elsie’s name to the Pickering House, 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, OH 43130.   Online condolences can be made at

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

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