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Harry Kendall Strother

Born on 8-8-1910. He was born in Buffalo, NY. He later died on 7-19-1999.
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A native of Buffalo, New York, Harry was the son of Henry and Mary Jones Strother. He was one of four children. His siblings were Juanita, Wilbur and Martha. He was married to Jeanette Walton Strother and to that union one son was born, Roger.
Harry had numerous jobs during his lifetime, but most of his career was spent with the Niagara Frontier Transit System. He was recognized for being one of the first African American bus drivers at the NFTS and retired with more than twenty-five years of service in 1971. He won numerous awards of recognition and achievement during his tenure there.
Harry led a full and purposeful life. He believed in the goodness of people and always strived to help someone. Community involvement was also very important to him. He was active in the Appomattox organization for over 50 years; many of those years in a leadership role. Through his affiliation with the Appomattox Club he was a life time member of the NAACP. He was also active in the Buffalonians and was a long time member of the Men's Club of St. Philip's Church until his illness. He prided himself in his membership in two investment partnerships; Visionary Investment Managers and Strother Enterprise.
Harry was baptized at an early age at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Although he maintained a close spiritual bond with the Lutheran Church much of his adult life was spent at St. Philip's Episcopal Church.
Harry is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.